Excerpt: The Toshiba A505D is one of the recent notebooks to be a part of the AMD VISION program which attempts to simplify notebook shopping by providing 3 categories of computers broken down by what they can do. The Toshiba A505 is an entertainment notebook in the VISION Premium category and is rated for light gaming, video editing and conversion, HD movie watching as well as standard computer tasks like surfing and emailing.
Summary: If you're looking for a big-screen notebook with style and great sound, the Toshiba Satellite A505 fills the bill nicely. However, if you don't care about chrome accents, touch-sensitive buttons, or HDMI output, the Satellite L505-GS5035 costs $70 less and offers practically the same performance. If gaming is more of a priority, the Acer 5740G (6979) has a powerful ATI Radeon GPU and costs $20 less, but you lose about half an hour of battery life.