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The Toshiba Satellite X205-S9810 laptop is designed to be a powerful portable gaming alternative.

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Pros

Full-sized keyboard that sports a full number pad.

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Decent hard drive capacity for an older model.

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Unique chassis styling looks neat and not too dated.

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Display is bright and clear with decent viewing angles.

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Cons

Dated components (Core 2 Duo, DDR2 RAM, GeForce 8700M) may seems sluggish compared to newer options.

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Comes loaded with a fair amount of bloatware.

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Battery life is atrocious--2 hours of use max.

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Updating the graphical drivers is a bit of a pain, requires some searching.

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Far too pricey for the specs, even at the time of release.

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The Toshiba Satellite X205-S9810 laptop is designed to be a powerful portable gaming alternative. It is the cheapest model in Toshiba's X205 series of laptops. The S9810 sports a 2.0GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo processor (T5750) and 3GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM. What specifically makes it the cheapest in the series is the lower end graphics GPU and the inclusion of smaller storage space compared to the other models. For a graphics GPU the S9810 includes an NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT card with 512MB DDR3 onboard memory, plus up to 255MB shared memory with NVIDIA's TurboCache technology; putting the total GPU memory at 767MB. The maximum supported video resolution is 1440x900, and the graphics card does support 720p high-definition content. For storage space the S9810 includes two hard drives (160GB 5400rpm + 160GB 5400rpm) equaling a total of 320GB. Like the other models in the series the S9810 also includes a DVD-SuperMulti optical drive (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash drive software, an Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n), Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR functionality, HDMI Output, a Webcam with a Built-in Mic, a Fingerprint Reader for added security and a Li-Ion Battery (6000mAh). For added peripherals the S9810 also includes 6 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Expresscard slot, a 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter, IEEE-1394, and an S-Video out connection. Additional media functionality also includes media keyboard buttons (Internet Launch button, CD/DVD Buttons; Play/Pause, Stop, Prev Track, Next Track), and Harmon Kardon stereo speakers complete with a built in subwoofer. The S9810 comes packaged with a copy of genuine 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium and additional software (TOSHIBA ConfigFree, TOSHIBA Security Assist, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 for Toshiba, Microsoft Office Trial Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), Google Picasa, TOSHIBA Games Console designed by WildTangent, Norton 360 All-In-One Security (60-day Trial), Microsoft Works Version 9.0, TOSHIBA DVD Player, TOSHIBA Speech System, TOSHIBA Disc Creator). The Toshiba Satellite X205-S9810 was released in June, 2008 and has an MSRP of $1,449.99.

 Features
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (T5750)
  • 3GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT card with 512MB DDR3 onboard memory (767MB total through NVIDIA's TurboCache technology)
  • Maximum supported resolution 1440x900; 720p high-def support
  • 320GB total hard drive space; 160GB 5400rpm + 160GB 5400rpm
  • DVD-SuperMulti optical drive (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash drive software
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
  • Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR
  • HDMI Output
  • Built-in Webcam and Mic
  • Fingerprint Reader for added security
  • Li-Ion Battery (6000mAh)
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports; 1 Expresscard slot; 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter; IEEE-1394; S-Video out
  • Harmon Kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer
  • Genuine 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Release Date: June, 2008
  • MSRP: $1,449.99
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