Advantages Lasts long, relatively fast, neat design.
Disadvantages Could have been cheaper considering recent competition.
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L505-144
I have a confession to make. I'm quite a fan of anything Toshiba, be it televisions, laptops or even DVD players. However I was beginning to hate Toshiba after a laptop I bought a few years ago from Currys which had three speeds: slow, really slow and awfully slow. Alas I decided it was time to replace it. But what should I buy? The Sony VAIO S Series? Or perhaps the Samsung R590? Well actually, I decided to give Toshiba one last chance and picked up the Toshiba Satellite L505-144 and do you know what; I don't regret it for a second.
Straight out of the box you'll notice that this has a nice glossy cover that reminds me of the times I've seen businessmen sat typing in a cafe. The keyboard takes some getting used to, especially for anyone who has only been using desktops for the last ten years. It can be a little too easy to press the wrong button at first but now it's to the point where I'm writing 1000-2000 words without so much as a mistake; something I can't say about my old Tesco keyboard!One thing you'll notice is that if you leave it on consistently there is really no change at all. The fan still remains quiet and the base never becomes too hot to touch (which is a bonus for those of us who have small children). The battery on the other hand doesn't last quite as long as I would like but to be fair you can replace this quite cheaply. The battery is still adequate for short train trips, bus journeys, etc. How long can you leave it on for? Well I had a proposal that needed writing as well as a number of other items so I left this on for a good two weeks solid while I ran multiple programmes. During that time it didn't crash once although by the feel of the battery you might have thought it was about to set on fire.
Windows 7 is a wonderful new addition and compliments the computer beautifully. The computer also comes with a built in webcam which my mother pointed out to me, "anybody could be watching you!" Don't panic though. Webcams don't work like that :)
Processor type : Intel® CoreTM i5-430M Processor
clock speed : 2.26 / 2.53 Turbo GHz
Front Side Bus : 1,066 MHz
3rd level cache : 3 MB
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery) and
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-bit (Toshiba-Recovery DVD)
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