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Toshiba Satellite U505

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Overall 6
6.0

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2870 is rather tank-like for a 13.3-inch thin-and-light. We'd be more willing to tote it around if its heavy-armor feel extended to the flimsy keyboard.
  • Cons: A bit portly for a thin-and-light; keyboard feels flimsy; touch pad is overly sensitive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2870 is rather tank-like for a 13.3-inch thin-and-light. We'd be more willing to tote it around if its heavy-armor feel extended to the flimsy keyboard.
  • Cons: A bit portly for a thin-and-light; keyboard feels flimsy; touch pad is overly sensitive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2870 is rather tank-like for a 13.3-inch thin-and-light. We'd be more willing to tote it around if its heavy-armor feel extended to the flimsy keyboard.
  • Cons: A bit portly for a thin-and-light; keyboard feels flimsy; touch pad is overly sensitive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2870 is rather tank-like for a 13.3-inch thin-and-light. We'd be more willing to tote it around if its heavy-armor feel extended to the flimsy keyboard.
  • Cons: A bit portly for a thin-and-light; keyboard feels flimsy; touch pad is overly sensitive.
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Overall 7
7.0

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2010 Review

Digitaltrends
6 April 2010
  • Excerpt: From cell phones to slate PCs like the Apple iPad , and even all-in-one PCs , touch is all the rage. There’s no denying the intuitive nature of simply tapping a finger on what you want, but can you make any device better simply by slapping a touch screen on it? Toshiba’s U505 S2010 suggests not.
  • Pros: Powerful Intel Core i5 CPU, Handles 1080p HD video, Plentiful ports, Slot-loading optical drive, Comfortable LED-lit keyboard and trackpad
  • Cons: Very poor, dim screen (on touch models), Touch screen lacks utility, Thick and heavy for size class, Some preinstalled bloatware, nags, Very little gaming prowess, Three-hour battery life
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Overall 7
7.0

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2010

Digitaltrends
6 April 2010
  • Conclusion: Toshiba’s Satellite U505 series notebooks actually manage to cram quite a bit of power into a 13.3-inch form factor, even if they do lose both some portability and battery life in the process. With models between $690 and $1,100, you’ll also find plenty of wiggle room to shed the features you don’t need – like the touch screen.
  • Pros: Powerful Intel Core i5 CPU, Handles 1080p HD video, Plentiful ports, Slot-loading optical drive, Comfortable LED-lit keyboard and trackpad
  • Cons: Very poor, dim screen (on touch models), Touch screen lacks utility, Thick and heavy for size class, Some preinstalled bloatware, nags, Very little gaming prowess, Three-hour battery life
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Overall 7
7.0

Toshiba Satellite U505

LAPTOP Magazine
16 July 2009
  • Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U505 combines style with good performance for those on a budget. In this price range, we prefer the $899 Acer Aspire 3935, which delivers 40 minutes of extra battery life and a higher-res screen in a lighter 4.2-pound brushed metal design. Nevertheless, for $799, the U505 provides good power and portability, and Toshiba includes features that enhance the computing experience.
  • Pros: Stylish dark brown design, Good performance, Loud speakers, Comfortable keyboard, Helpful Eco utility,
  • Cons: Small touchpad, Webcam video a bit dark,
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 6
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Features 6
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Performance 7
7.0
Customer support 7
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Battery life 7
7.0

Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970

CNET
24 November 2009
  • Summary: The Toshiba Satellite U505-S2870 is rather tank-like for a 13.3-inch thin-and-light. We'd be more willing to tote it around if its heavy-armor feel extended to the flimsy keyboard.
  • Pros: Rugged and well built; textured plastic is a pleasing departure from glossy surfaces found on majority of laptops; slot-loading DVD drive.
  • Cons: A bit portly for a thin-and-light; keyboard feels flimsy; touch pad is overly sensitive.
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Customer support 7
7.0
Battery life 8
8.0

Toshiba Satellite U505

CNET
21 August 2009
  • Summary: The stylish design and high-end feel of the Toshiba U505-S2940 don't make up for mediocre ergonomics and performance that can be had for less in other laptops.
  • Pros: Attractive look; loud speakers; long battery life.
  • Cons: Uncomfortable keyboard; more expensive than comparable laptops.
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Customer support 7
7.0
Battery life 8
8.0

Toshiba Satellite U505

CNET
21 August 2009
  • Summary: The stylish design and high-end feel of the Toshiba U505-S2940 don't make up for mediocre ergonomics and performance that can be had for less in other laptops.
  • Pros: Attractive look; loud speakers; long battery life.
  • Cons: Uncomfortable keyboard; more expensive than comparable laptops.
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