Pros

  • Solid build quality
  • Great multi-touch mouse

Cons

  • Overly-glossy keyboard is uncomfortable
  • Dim screen

At A Glance

Toshiba's U505-S2980 is a solid, attractive performer--but the multitouch screen causes some problems.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Satellite U505-S2960 Notebook is designed with a compact, lightweight chassis set off by a gorgeous textured. It's sure to start a conversation wherever you take it. And it's also less prone to fingerprints.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PSU82U-00Y002
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1.72 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number PSU82U-00Y002
UPC Code 883974319220
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Satellite U505-S2980-T Notebook
Marketing Information

The Satellite U505-S2960 Notebook is designed with a compact, lightweight chassis set off by a gorgeous textured. It's sure to start a conversation wherever you take it. And it's also less prone to fingerprints.

Product Model U505-S2980-T
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Satellite
Product Series U500
Memory
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Satellite U505-S2980-T Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Realtek
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Color Luxe Brown
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T6600
    Processor Speed 2.20 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 87.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:36   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 398.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 239.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 508.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 549.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 700.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 366.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 14.71   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 11.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 11.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 8.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 8.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 9.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 9.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 9.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 410.0
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 410.0