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~Replace your desktop PC with the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6973, which features a 16-inch diagonal HD TruBrite widescreen LED-backlit display, touchpad with multitouch control, power-saving Eco Button to help reduce power consumption based on your needs, USB Sleep-and-Charge ports, and a dual-layer DVD±RW drive that burns CDs and offers LabelFlash print functionality. The bright 16-inch LCD (1366 x 768) offers a true 16:9 aspect ratio and 720p native high-definition resolution, and the A505 is great for using as a media center with the touch-sensitive media keys placed above the keyboard. And it's sure to stand out in the crowd thanks to the stunning Fusion Finish with Sonic pattern in Black Onyx.
The A505's brilliant high-gloss Fusion finish with a Sonic pattern in black onyx is sure to turn heads.
The 16-inch A505 has a 104-key keyboard (with 10-key pad) and lighted, touch-sensitive multimedia controls (see larger image).
With the multitouch-enabled touch pad, you can pinch, swipe or rotate images on the display screen with the brush of your fingers.
The built-in Harman Kardon speakers bring an added dimension to music, movies and gaming with rich, immersive virtual surround sound.
It's powered by the 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 processor, which boosts speed, reduces power requirements, and saves on battery life. It also offers a fast 800 MHz front-side bus speed and 2 MB L2 cache. It also includes Intel's 5100AGN wireless LAN, which will connect to draft 802.11n routers and offers compatibility with 802.11a/b/g networks as well. Other features include a 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB of installed RAM (upgradeable to 8 GB), 1.3-megapixel webcam, Harman Kardon speakers, 5-in-1 memory card reader, HDMI audio/video output as well as SPDIF digital audio output for 5.1-channel surround sound, and 64-bit version of the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.
This Toshiba notebook is Energy Star 5.0 certified and it is RoHS-compliant, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
16-inch widescreen TruBrite HD LED-Backlit display not only renders stunning visuals,it uses less power (Learn more)
2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 processor for excellent multi-tasking (Learn more)
500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
4 GB of RAM (800 MHz; upgradeable to 8 GB)
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1759 MB of dynamically shared memory allocated by the system (Learn more)
8x SuperMulti DVD drive with double layer support and Labelflash printing (See speeds)
1.3 megapixel with Face Recognition capabilities for added security (Learn more)
Sleep-and-Charge USB port allows you to charge your mobile phone and other devices even when the notebook is asleep or off.
Touch pad with multitouch control gives you a whole new dimension of freedom--the ability to pinch, swipe or rotate images on the display screen with the brush of your fingers.
104-key keyboard with 10-key pad
Draft-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11a/b/g/n) for greater speed and range
Fast Ethernet (10/100)
HDMI-CEC audio/video output lets you control additional media players with just a single remote.
Harman Kardon stereo speakers bring an added dimension to music, movies and gaming with rich, immersive virtual surround sound
Brilliant Fusion finish with Sonic pattern in Black Onyx (Learn more)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system (64-bit version) (Learn more)
6-cell (4000 mAh) battery
Dimensions: 15.1 x 10.2 x 1.61 inches (WxDxH)
Weight: 6.5 pounds
Warranty: One-year limited hardware warranty
Networking, Connectivity & Expansion With its integrated Draft-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers) as well as 802.11a networks (which has a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments). This notebook also provides Fast (10/100) Ethernet networking.
It also includes a next-generation ExpressCard card slot (replacing the PCMCIA slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. It comes with the following external connectors (see a view of the ports on both sides of this laptop):
4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
Includes 1 eSATA/USB combo port with USB Sleep and Charge
1 HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable
Analog video output: 1 VGA
1 ExpressCard 54/34 slot for adding advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features
5-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card
1 headphone jack (with SPDIF digital audio support), 1 microphone jack
RJ-45 port for 10/100 Fast Ethernet
RJ-11 port for 56K modem
What's in the box This package contains the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6973 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.
It also comes with the following software: Norton Internet Security 2009 (30-day trial), Toshiba PC Health Monitor, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial), Windows Media Player, Corel DVD Movie Factory, Google Toolbar, Google Picasa, PowerCinema, WildTangent Orb Game Console
The 16-inch WXGA LCD has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels--perfect for watching movies in their intended 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. It also provides TruBrite technology, which makes images brighter and more vivid thanks to its anti-glare feature. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD, which uses shared video memory (up to 1750 MB allocated from the system memory) and provides Windows Vista Aero interface support and enhanced 3D graphics performance--delivering over 2x scores on 3DMark 06. Intel Clear Video Technology provides outstanding video playback with sharper image quality, increased clarity, and customizable color controls. It also enables enhanced visual quality of interlaced content on progressive displays.
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