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The Toshiba Satellite A505-S6017 is a high-end notebook laptop very similar to the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6015.

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HD display is sharp and has great color depth

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speakers are clear and have adequate volume

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very fast CPU that can handle high-demand tasks

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full keyboard with numeric keypad ideal for productivity

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heavier than average for a laptop, a bit cumbersome

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not enough graphics processing power for gamers

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battery life won't ever exceed 3 hours even on the lowest settings

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The Toshiba Satellite A505-S6017 is a high-end notebook laptop very similar to the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6015. The A505-S6017's sole improvement over the A505-S6015 is that it supports Dolby 5.1 surround sound setups. Otherwise, the A505-S6017 and A505-S6015 sport the same essential features, namely: an Intel Core i5-430M processor, a 16" LCD display (1366x768), 4GB of DDR3 RAM, an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD GPU, a 500GB hard drive, a memory card reader and an HDMI output.

The A505-S6017's support for Dolby 5.1 surround sound allows for superior sound reproduction from its inbuilt speakers and headphones while also supporting full 5.1 speaker setups via S/PDIF. Its Intel Core i5 processor allows the A505-S6017 to perform well during moderate to heavy multitasking and exceptionally well during typical everyday use. Additionally, the A505-S6017's memory card reader conveniently allows it to interface directly with most popular media storage devices (SD, Memory Stick).


  • Intel Core i5-430M processor
  • 16" LCD display (1366x768)
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD 
  • 500GB 5400rpm HDD
  • Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound compatible
  • DVD Supermulti drive with Labelflash
  • Integrated memory card reader
  • 1x HDMI, 3x USB, 1x eSATA/USB
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