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The U505-S2960 is a lightweight, mid-range laptop from Toshiba's Satellite U500 series and is an upgrade to the U505-S2950.

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webcam and microphone work well with Skype sending a clear signal to the other end

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screen is very sharp with great pixel density rendering text clearly

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can handle some light gaming duties, although there will be some slow-down in high-demand games

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good range of input and output ports, works with a wide range of devices

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textured finish looks nice and resists fingerprints and smudges

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responsive and fast in general operation

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letters on the keyboard are very light and hard to read in low light

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touchpad doesn't work reliably, tends to behave unpredictably at times

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The U505-S2960 is a lightweight, mid-range laptop from Toshiba's Satellite U500 series and is an upgrade to the U505-S2950.  The laptop has a 13.3" widescreen LED-backlit display with Toshiba's TruBrite technology.  It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with a 4GB DDR2 SDRAM and a 320GB hard drive.  The U505-S2960 is designed with a standard DVD SuperMulti drive and built-in webcam and microphone.  It also includes 3 USB ports, an SPDIF slot, and an HDMI port which the U505-S2950 lacks.  The U505-S2960 comes in a textured luxe brown color and has a suggested retail price of $800.  It is also available in a pink model, the U505-S2960PK.

  • 13.3" Widescreen TruBrite LED-Backlit Display
  • 1200 x 800 Pixel Resolution
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6600
  • 4GB DDR2 800MHz memory
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M Graphics Card
  • 320GB HDD (5400rpm)
  • DVD SuperMulti (+/- Double Layer) with Labelflash
  • Built-in Webcam and Microphone
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Inputs/Outputs: 2 x USB, 1 x eSATA/USB Combo /w Sleep & Charge, PC-Express Slot, Memory Card Reader, SPDIF, HDMI
  • Textured Finish in Luxe Brown
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 1 year limited warranty
Color Options
  • Toshiba Satellite U505-S2960PK - Pink - MSRP $800
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