Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5895 15.4" (250 GB, AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core, 2 GHz, 3 GB) Notebook - Glossy Black - PSLC0U-01S01F

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Excellent Value on a very capable value laptop!

Nov 10, 2008 (Updated Nov 13, 2008)
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Pros:Excellent Price! dual core cpu, 3 Gigs ram, 250 Gig HD, and dual layer DVD-RW.

Cons:No blue tooth, no web cam, and mid level battery with average endurance.

The Bottom Line: I would hop on this special very quickly as it won't last long at $499.00


The Toshiba Satellite Laptop AMD Turion TL-60 Notebook is an excellent value for the money! Best Buy has a special on the notebook which is regularly sold for $649 and up...with the on line special at Best Buy, the price is $499 with $20 for shipping (no shipping charge if ordered, shipped to nearest Best Buy, and picked up at the store).  Best Buy SKU: 9035572 

This is a powerful laptop.  The Toshbia Satellite TL-60 is equipped with a fast dual core 2 GHz processor, 3 Gigs of PC5300 DDR2 memory, Dual Layer DVD RW with light scribe, 10/100 network, 802.11 wireless B G, 56K Modem, 15.4" WXGA TFT wide screen display with 1280 X 800 resolution, large 250 Gig ATA 5200 rpm hard drive, ATI Radeon X1250 on board graphics (shares system memory), 5-1 Media Adapter (front access), 3 USB 2.0 ports, comes with Windows Vista Home Premium, 1 year warranty, weighs less than 5 1/2 pounds, and is only 1 1/2" thick. 

Most comparable laptops priced at $500 have less memory, a smaller hard drive (typically 160 Gigs), and a less capable DVD RW (slower writing speed and not dual layer). 

A plus is that the on board ATI Radeon video increases battery life, the down side is that it is not a gaming laptop that will replace your desk top PC with dual PCI Express video cards.

The design is attractive, the fit and finish are solid and exhibit quality, the keyboard is full size and has a nice tactile feel, the screen is bright, and the display clear.  The touch pad is textured which allows for more precise control than a glassy smooth touch pad.    

The Toshiba Satellite Laptop AMD Turion TL-60 with: dual core processor, 3 Gigs of memory, 250 Gig hard drive, and capable dual layer DVD RW is a solid laptop that will capably complete normal office needs such as Word, Excel, Access, etc., web browsing, and picture editing, at a very competitive price.

The Toshiba is NOT in stock at the stores.  This is a direct ship SPECIAL which can only be processed as an order sent to your home or business.  DO NOT try to use the in store pick up option as your order will not complete.

Best Buy's site is excellent for comparing laptops by; side by side comparison of screen size, cpu speed, ram, hard drive size, DVD RW dual layer, etc.

I received a quick phone response from Best Buy quality assurance folks when I wrote concerning the website problem when I tried to ship to the store.  What a refreshing and proactive approach, they were: attentive,  expressed concern, wanted to better understand the issues so that they could correct the problem so that future customers would have a better buying experience.  Kudos Best Buy.   

Additionally, if you buy the product in store, they will set it up, and pretest/configure it so that you know before you leave that the PC or laptop is totally functional in all respects.  In otherwords, Best Buy will set it up, boot, run and examine it, and allow the customer you to see the PC or laptop set up and running, so that you can ask any questions you may have, while it is up and running before you leave the store. I am not aware of any other store that sets up and tests and allows customers to ask questions when buying boxed PCs or laptops prior to leaving the store.  Very Heads Up practice! 

The next best price is $550 found at website: http://www.techbargains.com/jump.cfm?afsrc=1&u=140753-n-10&id=488&arg=N82E16834114528 has the Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5904 AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60(2.00GHz) 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC for a low $549.99 after coupon code EMCBBAEDB (Exp 11/10). Free Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN, PR.



Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 499.00
Operating System: Windows
Processor: Other
Processor speed: over 1000
Screen Size: Greater than 15 inches
RAM: More than 256
Internal Storage: DVD


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