Toshiba Satellite U205S5034

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Toshiba Satellite U205-S5034 12.1" Widescreen Notebook PC

(Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5200, 1024 MB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, DVD SuperMulti Drive)

The Basics

Hard Drive: The 100 GB hard drive (5400 RPM) is above average in size for notebook PCs, and its befitting of such an entertainment-centric PC. It offers more than enough capacity for storing documents and productivity software for road warriors. Youll also be able to store a good-sized digital audio library.

 

Processor: The Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 processor has a 1.6 GHz processor speed, fast 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB), and large 2 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your systems performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

The Intel Core 2 Duo processor has two computational execution cores in a single processor, providing greater system response when running multi-threaded applications simultaneously with no significant increase in power consumption. Its optimized for multitasking and is ready to support the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. It can simultaneously run multiple demanding applications--such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching business productivity applications--while downloading music or running virus-scanning security programs in the background. Some of the advanced Intel innovations of the Core 2 Duo processor include:

Smart Memory Access: Improves system performance by hiding memory latency, thus optimizing the use of available computer data bandwidth to provide data to the processor when and where it is needed.

Advanced Digital Media Boost: Effectively doubles the execution speed for instructions used widely in multimedia and graphics applications.

Dynamic Power Coordination: Coordinates Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and idle power-management state (C-states) transitions independently per core to help save power.

Deeper Sleep with Dynamic Cache Sizing: Saves power by flushing cache data to system memory during periods of inactivity to lower CPU voltage.

Memory: The 1 GB of built-in memory (PC4200, DDR2 SDRAM) is a good start for power users, and it offers a very fast 533 MHz speed. It has two memory slots, enabling you to add up to 4 GB of RAM for worry-free handling graphics-intensive presentations and multiple open business productivity applications.

CD/DVD Drive: The double-layer DVD drive is compatible with a wide range of formats, including both DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs, CD-RW discs, and dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data--great for backing up your MP3 collection or your most important documents. It features the following speeds: 2.4x DVD+R DL, 2x DVD-R DL, 8x for both single-layer DVD+R/-R, 4x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW, 3x DVD-RAM, and 24x/10x for CD-R/RW. It reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x and CD-ROMs at 24x.

Keyboard & Mouse:

Ўп This notebook has a standard keyboard and electro-static two-button touchpad. It also offers a launch button for the Express CD/DVD media player and control buttons (play, stop, next, previous). With Toshibas unique Express Media Player, you can wont have to wait for Windows to boot up before you can start a DVD movie or CD. Just a simple press of the button bypasses the system and starts your media playing.

Ўп Screen, Graphics and Sound

Ўп This Toshiba Satellite U205 has a 12.1-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It also provides TruBrite technology, which makes images brighter and more vivid thanks to its anti-glare feature. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) and provides up to 128 MB of shared video memory. It also features an integrated audio card with headphone and microphone jacks as well as a built-in microphone--handy for VoIP communication on the road.

Ўп Connectivity and Expansion Slots

Ўп This laptop has an integrated tri-mode Intel 3945ABG wireless LAN, which is compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots) as well as 802.11a networks (which has a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments). You get a fairly basic offering of connectivity options:

 

Ўп 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players

Ўп 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals

Ўп 1 VGA monitor port

Ўп 1 S-Video out

Ўп 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type II, PCMCIA R2.01, PC Card16, CardBus)

Ўп 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone jack

Ўп 5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)

Ўп It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

Preloaded System and Software

The pre-installed Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is essentially Windows XP Professional Edition with a variety of tools to help you to create, organize, and enjoy digital media ranging from music to home movies to photo slide shows. Additionally, it enables you to control your television with the included remote and record and pause programs (much like a DVR--or digital video recorder--such as Tivo or ReplayTV). It also comes preloaded with Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, McAfee Internet Security Suite and VirusScan (with 30-day trials), InterVideo WinDVD and WinDVD Creator, and Sonic Solutions RecordNow.

Dimensions and Weight

This notebook measures 11.8 x 8.9 x 1.4 inches and weighs 4.1 pounds.

Power

Its powered by a 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery (4700 mAh), which has a battery life of up to 4.5 hours (depending on usage). It has a recharge time of approximately 3 hours.

Whats in the Box

This package contains the U205-S5034 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty.

Product Description

Toshiba Satellite U205 - Toshibas first ultra-portable notebook featuring a stunning 12.1" diagonal widescreen WXGA display with TruBrite technology for a brilliance rarely seen in notebooks this size. This lightweight performer comes packed with features you wont find in the same weight class. Toshiba LifeSmart advanced shock-absorbing design, resilient chassis, HDD protection, and spill-resistant keyboard that protect your notebook. Graphics - ? Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8MB-128MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory Built-in stereo speakers; Windows Sound System; SRS TruSurround XT virtual surround sound; Sound Volume Control Dial; Built-in microphone Ports - Video - RGB (monitor) output port; Audio - Microphone input port, Headphone output port; Data - USB v2.0 - 3 ports, i.LINK IEEE-1394, RJ-45 LAN port, RJ-11 modem port One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I Card Slot 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter for Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card [shared slots]; Secure Digital slot supports SD input and output Toshiba V.92 software modem Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection - 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet Integrated Wireless-LAN - Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 3945ABG supporting 802.11a/b/g Unit Dimensions (WxDxH Front/H Rear) - 11.8? (299.0mm) x 8.86? (225.0mm) x 1.34? (34.0mm)[F]/1.37? (34.8mm)[R] without feet / Weighs about 4.5 lbs Power Supply - 60W (15V x 4A) Auto sensing external AC Adapter, 100-240V / 50-60Hz frequency (Universal) input; 6-cell (4700mAh) rechargeable, removable Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack Preinstalled Genuine Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 / Windows Vista Capable with optional upgrade Preinstalled with assorted utility, productivity and support software, including McAfee Internet Security Suite (30-day trial) and McAfee VirusScan (30-day trial)