|Processor||1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 4|
|Hard Drive||40 GB|
|Card Description||nVidia GeForce4 440 Go|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||32 MB|
Toshiba Satellite 5105-S501 Laptop (1.7-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive)
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Top Customer Reviews
The screen is extremely bright and clear, with wide viewing angles. Its high resolution is a definite plus if you're into graphics or spreadsheets. DVDs look very good (better than on my desktop computer), with no pixelization in most movies. The HK speakers provide the best sound I've heard from a notebook. The keyboard has a good typing feel to it. You can use the handy remote control for DVD functions, the Toshiba Media Player, and basic power-on and locking. That 3rd USB port means you won't have to switch cables as often. Cosmetically, the muted metallic blue casing looks better than standard black.
Downsides? The notebook is huge. Its depth prevents it from fitting in many computer bags. It doesn't have a parallel port, the audio/video in/out uses minijack-to-RCA cables, and the USB is only 1.1. Nothing too major.
Everyone I've shown the Toshiba to has been impressed, mainly by the screen and the remote. Although its asking price is [more], it's fast, has a big screen, lots of RAM, and a big harddrive. This notebook has exceeded my expectations.
So, last Tuesday, November 5th, I took my laptop to ... New York City. I am still waiting for my laptop.
Anyway, I do believe I'll get my computer back. But, I thought to myself, I haven't bought a brand new Toshiba laptop to have it be turned into a refurbished Toshiba laptop in less than 2 months of light use.
So, I called Toshiba's customer service and I asked them to send me a new laptop, same model, same configuration. The customer service supervisor on duty, ... told me that Toshiba would not replace my computer with a new one, nor would they give me a refund. When I told him that ... offers refunds, he told me: "I am sorry sir, that's a different company". It sure is.
I did a bit of research on the Better Business Bureau's website and saw that Toshiba's level of customer service, unlike ... is deemed unsatisfactory.
So, think really hard before buying a Toshiba. I sure won't make the same mistake again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have this laptop for 2 years now.
1. large display
2. firewire port
3. sufficient memory (atleast for now)
4. Read more
I've had this laptop for about three years now and I've only had problems with the hard drive. The first time it crashed and I sent it in for repairs and came back with it pretty... Read morePublished on September 18, 2004 by Vivian
The best laptop I have ever had. Never ever had a problem. I would buy it again, and again, and again...Published on February 8, 2004
My Toshiba Satellite lasted a little over a year before hardware began to fail ("blue screen of death", CDR/W would no longer write, etc). Read morePublished on November 6, 2003 by Paul King
I purchased this laptop to replace my Compaq Presario 1600s. The Toshiba's low battery life is of little concern to me because I seldom need to use the laptop in a place without an... Read morePublished on November 26, 2002 by Allen Timothy Chang
I love the base system, but I wish it cam\e with just a little more for the price. It should have Microsoft home office as a minimum, the Lotus Notes Suite just doesn't provide... Read morePublished on November 17, 2002 by beantowngrl
It was not a long time ago that a laptop was considered more of a luxury than of an essence and having a laptop was considered a sign of prestige. Read morePublished on November 10, 2002
Great piece, I paid [price] which includes my 3 rebates. My only complaint is this is my 2nd replacement computer that my sd/card slot just doesnt want to work. Read morePublished on October 5, 2002 by brian klein
...it has all the options of a desktop but only in a convenient notebook for a great price.Published on October 5, 2002 by brian klein