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...
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.
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).
Summary: Pros: -Buttons aren't too big or too small -Nice, big 16" 720p screen -Easy access -Built-in Wireless adapter -Realtek HD Audio is good for headphone or additional speaker use -Excellent for watching videos -Plenty of RAM and HDD space -SD card slot Cons: -Volume adjuster is a bit too retro...
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.
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!