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Toshiba Satellite U405-S2915 13.3-Inch Laptop
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Product Description

Weighing under 5 pounds, the ultra-portable Toshiba Satellite U405-S2915 notebook PC packs in an extraordinary amount of power and productivity into its elegant, compact package. The 13.3-inch widescreen display offers TruBrite technology for optimal image clarity and a 1280 x 800 resolution for extra desktop working space and a widescreen aspect ratio for watching letterboxed movies. A 1.3 megapixel digital web camera built into the LCD's bezel lets you quickly snap photos and participate in live video chats. The integrated webcam does more than just video chats. It includes Toshiba Face Recognition capabilities--the ultimate hands-free, hassle-free way to log onto your laptop. Just show your face to the webcam--no keeping track of hard-to-remember passwords and no unnecessary typing. And if you're using one laptop for several users--say for the whole family or for a small business--Toshiba Face Recognition lets you switch profiles with one simple look.

It's powered by the 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, which boosts speed, reduces power requirements, and saves on battery life. It also offers a fast 800 MHz front-side bus speed and 2 MB L2 cache. It also includes Intel's 5100AGN wireless LAN, which will connect to draft 802.11n routers and offers compatibility with 802.11a/b/g networks as well.

Other features include a 320 GB hard drive, 4 GB of installed RAM (8 GB maximum), Bluetooth connectivity, dual-layer DVDí└RW drive that also burns CDs, Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics with up to 1750 MB of shared video RAM, combo USB/eSATA port, 5-in-1 memory card reader, and pre-installed 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 operating system. Additionally, this Toshiba notebook is RoHS-compatible, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Brilliant Fusion Finish
An advanced Toshiba notebook should be more than just a way to make mobile life easier. It should be a reflection of you, too. And this laptop offers the gorgeous new high-gloss Fusion finish with striking Horizon design pattern. It features a smooth, shiny palm rest and a recessed touchpad to that gives your notebook both a more streamlined look and more comfort when you're clicking. Separate multimedia buttons let you launch your favorite entertainment right away as well as control playback--letting you start, pause, fast-forward and rewind almost with feather-touch operation.
Spec Check
  • 13.3-inch LCD screen
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor
  • 320 GB hard drive
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB maximum)
  • Dual-layer DVDí└R drive with Labelflash
  • Draft-N Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) plus Bluetooth
  • Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics (up to 1750 MB shared)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)
  • Weighs 7.4 pounds

The Basics

  • Processor: The Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor has a 2.0 GHz processor speed, fast 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB), and 2 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

    With two computational execution cores in a single processor, it provides greater system response when running multi-threaded applications simultaneously with no significant increase in power consumption. It's 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.

  • Hard Drive: The large 320 GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive (5400 RPM) offers a wealth of storage space, perfect for storing a vast multimedia collection or for editing digital video. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to Firewire and USB 2.0.

  • Memory: The 4 GB of installed RAM (PC6400, 2 x 2 GB) helps boost the amount of available video RAM that's shared with this notebook's video card. It also offers a fast 800 MHz speed. This notebook has an 8 GB maximum RAM capacity. To receive the faster data transfer benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

  • DVD/CD Drive: The dual-layer Labelflash 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) DVDí└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: 6x for both DVDí└R DL, 8x for both single-layer DVDí└R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 5x DVD-RAM, and 24x/16x for CD-R/RW. It reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x and CD-ROMs at 24x.

    With the Labelflash functionality, you can burn high-resolution, high-contrast pictures on the label side of DVD discs using the same laser used for data recording. Enjoy transparency and high-quality not found in traditional printable media. All you need is a Labelflash DVD disc to start labeling without a printer.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 85-key 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) as well as a volume control dial.
Screen, Video & Audio
This Toshiba Satellite has a 13.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (native 720p for high-definition viewing). 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 4500MHD, which uses shared video memory (up to 1750 MB allocated from the system memory). This graphics card is built with Intel Clear Video technology, which delivers clearer, more detailed images by eliminating many of the jagged edges and video artifacts seen when viewing interlaced content and features powerful color control to ensure videos are not too dark, overly bright, or washed out.

This notebook also features an integrated audio card and two Harman Kardon stereo speakers.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated quad-mode Intel Wireless 5100AGN Wi-Fi chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward 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). The Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1 + EDR) enables you to communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones.

With USB Sleep-and-Charge support, you can use your Satellite M305 to charge your favorite portable electronic devices, even when the laptop is asleep. If you use a smartphone, you can just plug it in, power up and go without having to worry that you've got enough charge. It also includes a next-generation ExpressCard 54/34 card slot (though no PCMCIA card slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. Here's the full list of connection options:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (including 1 eSATA/USB combo port)
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 ExpressCard 54/34 slot
  • Video out: VGA
  • 1 headphone jack (with SPDIF digital output for 5.1-channel surround sound)
  • 1 microphone jack
  • RJ-45 port for 10/100 Ethernet connection
  • 56K modem port (V.90)
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)

Operating System
The 64-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium (with SP1) is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
Microsoft Works 9.0, Google Toolbar, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5, Norton 360 All-in-One Security (30-day trial), and Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (60-day trial).

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measures 12.4 x 9.02 x 1.38 inches and weighs 4.4 pounds.

It comes with a 4800 mAH (6-cell) lithium-ion battery pack for extra-long battery life.

What's in the Box
This package contains the U405-S2915 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty.

The Satellite U405 laptop places high value performance on the design you want to buy. Featuring a dazzling 13.3-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display that not only offers fantastic color, depth and brightness for movies and other multimedia, but more room for spreadsheet columns in a compact laptop. It doesn't get much more portable than this, at just under 5 pounds the Satellite U405 is ergonomically and sleekly redesigned, the chassis features an integrated hinge design for flexible screen adjustment and smooth, clean lines. This laptop delivers a host of features including wireless connectivity, DVD SuperMulti drive, and Webcam for entertainment to go. With the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB RAM, enjoy superior speeds in every application you choose to run. 13.3 diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800) TruBrite TFT LCD Display Built-in Webcam and Microphone Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1759MB shared Graphics Memory Labelflash DVD+-R/RW SuperMulti Drive with Double Layer FM Tuner with Antenna Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 802.11a/g/n Wireless Built-in Bluetooth 2.1v EDR ExpressCard 54/34 Slot Ports - 2 x USB 2.0, eSATA/USB, IEEE-1394, Headphone out S/P DIF; Microphone-in, VGA, RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 12.4 (W) x 9.0 (D) x 1.38 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 4.41 Pounds
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB max)
  • 320 GB Hard Drive, Labelflash dual-layer DVD drive
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit version)
  • 13.3-inch LCD display, Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics (1750 MB of available memory)

Customer Reviews:

  • Toshiba Stellite
    Best laptop we could find for travelling - small size and weight. Up to date technology as well - with 64 bit processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive should be 6 years before we have to upgrade....more info
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    Excelent laptop balance potable vs powerfull system CPU grafics an hard drive / little warm up bottom while work more than 2 hours full gaffics usage but personal use work travel its perfect good shape and case ...more info
  • Good laptop
    The lapop is gorgeous, very fast on internet. Just one thing not really good, it's about the Vista Home Premium, which is not very friendly toward other application i tried to install, like Acrobat 9. Sometimes the app just exit without any warning... I will install Vista business, hoping it can solve the problem....more info
  • Fast and quick.
    I like this laptop, it has the ability of a full laptop and the portability of a netbook. With the price, everything is what i expected to be, and a little better. ...more info
  • great laptop
    This laptop has so many great features. It is very powerful and easy to use. I would buy this computer again!...more info
  • Got a LEMON
    I have had many toshibas and they are great for business and hold up well. This one however was a complete lemon. The wireless didnt work, the computer can't seem to find the adapter no matter what we do. Also, the battery was in the laptop when we recieved it (I have never bought a new laptop that didnt have the battery outside the laptop). Since the laptop had the battery in it, it got shuffled during shipping and was all jacked up. Which also caused other components in the back to partially pop off. I popped them back in, but am not totally comfortable there was no damage. I think returning this is going to be a huge hassle....the only people I can get on the phone are oversea's and they can't seem to answer my questions! I'm sure the computer is great, but the service is not and now I have a huge hassle in front of me!...more info
  • New Laptop
    I have had this computer for about a week now. It's my forth Toshiba laptop. This is the best by far for travel. Battery life as said by some to be long, I have not found it to be so. About two hours or so. The shinny keyboard is not a plus. But, it does work as it should. I have had many Toshiba computers over the last ten years. Not one has caused me any trouble at all, and all of them still work. They are not as fast as this little gem. This one is small, fairly light, and fast. I love it.
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