Excerpt: Long gone are the days when the primary differentiating factors between competing laptops models were just battery life and weight. Don't be mistaken---battery life and weight are still important; but with so many folks now using a laptop as their only computer, laptop manufacturers have stepped up their efforts on the very look of their notebook designs, as well as piling on enough features to make you never miss a desktop PC.
Excerpt: Built around ATI's latest mobile GPU, the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6845 laptop delivers the features and performance needed to make it a good mainstream system for productivity, gaming, and media playback.
Pros: Good performance for the price, Large, bright screen, Sleek design
Cons: Smudges easily, Touch pad gets hot, Somewhat bulky, No built-in Bluetooth
Summary: riced at $1,249, the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6845 offers plenty of style and discrete graphics for a reasonable price. Although it lacks a high-definition drive and contains frustrating facial recognition software, this mainstream machine’s strong performance and battery life make this an excellent option for multimedia fans who want to play the latest games (if not at the highest resolution).
Pros: Stylish design, Fast performance, Long battery life, p align"left"USB ports charge gadgets when notebook is offp,
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