Summary: I did about 2 weeks worth of research before buying this laptop and I found the Toshiba L505-GS5037 for $579.99 at Amazon the best deal around. I'm a first time international buyer and had this shipped to my country through a relative and I must mention the excellent guidance and service given to me by Amazon. I felt safe and secure and had all my questions answered fully - so good job Amazon, I'll definitely be buying more from your website!
A fantastic mid-range laptop. Great for college students.
N. J. Heldt, Amazon
24 April 2011
Summary: Not too long ago, I needed to buy a new laptop computer since my old Dell computer nearly died. (There was some sort of hard drive problem that would only allow me to start up in 'safe mode.') After scouring Amazon for several days, I decided upon this Toshiba Satellite computer. It seemed like the best value for the money I was willing to spend. Pros: Big screen -- This is great for watching movies in true 16:9 ratio.
Summary: I got the toshiba L505-6946 - can't see on amazon - difference is that it has 2.0 mhz intel chip and no seperate graphics card. very happy with the machine, and having shopped around a lot, nothing near the price with same specs (Aug 09). I bought it partly based on my previous toshiba and this one has been good so far. toshiba generally adds some good software and functionality from the company. no issues at all, so can't comment on customer support.
Summary: It is a good laptop. This is my first laptop so I really don't have much to compare it to. I have not had any problems except the sound on it is very low and the battery life won't last 2 hours but that wasn't a issue for me, I would just plug it up to the charger. If you are a person that would like to travel with their laptop and use it all over, this one is not for you unless you don't mind using your charger every where you go.
Summary: Terrific laptop during four weeks of experience. Only problem is the disappointing mechanical sound volume control, reported elsewhere for other Satellite equipment. Otherwise would have received 5 stars. Good price!
Summary: This is my first laptop so I can't compare it to anything I've had in the past; however, it was supposed to be a back-up for my desktop, but it turned out being my main p.c. First off, the photos of the laptop do it no justice. It looks a lot sleeker and sturdier when it's in front of you as opposed to the photos I've seen on the internet. The speakers are weak, but the audio output with headphones is pretty good.
Good powered laptop, backed by Toshiba's reliability
A. S. Durga Prasad, Amazon
18 August 2010
Summary: I purchased this laptop 2 months ago and I am very much satisfied. My primary purpose is to put VMware on it, run SAP BI & Oracle Apps on Windows 2000 (on VM) along with some database, and also run some reporting tools. So I needed good RAM and good power. Yes, this delivered that power. Boot time is very good. Lovely design. Big screen, very good to watch movies, as this is a multimedia screen. It has full keyboard(with numeric pad)!