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The Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 is a mid-range, 16" notebook computer, one of several pre-built options in the A500 series.

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Pros

Keyboard keys are fairly large as compared to other models from Toshiba - excellent for users with big hands who have trouble typing quickly on regular laptops

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Integrated webcam is clear and bright - excellent for videoconferencing via applications like Skype and Google Talk

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Excellent overall feature set for the price point - integrated DVD burner is a major selling point

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General processing applications are fast and responsive - ideal for emailing, web browsing, word processing and image/video viewing

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Built-in speakers perform surprisingly well for their size - sound outputting is loud, with minimal distortion and sufficient low-end presence

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Cons

Hard drives are seemingly prone to operational failure - many users report needing to replace the CPU within only a year of regular use

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Touch pad is overly sensitive - cursor navigation may cause frustration amongst inexperienced laptop users, especially when scrolling

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The Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 is a mid-range, 16" notebook computer, one of several pre-built options in the A500 series. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocking in at 2.20 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The S6980 uses integrated graphics, and so is not designed as a gaming laptop, but will provide strong performance in general computing tasks. The A505-S6980 also features a DVD burner, built-in webcam, and an HDMI port for playing HD content on a larger display. Battery life is rated at 7.53 hours. Windows 7 is pre-installed.

Features

  • 16" LCD (1366 x 768)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (2.20 GHz)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB HDD
  • Intel integrated graphics
  • DVD burner
  • HDMI port
  • Built-in webcam
  • Eco-utility tool
  • 7.53hr battery life
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 7.17 lb

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