Toshiba Satellite A500-11U review

An impressively competent media laptop that's packed with features

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Product Type
Notebook
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
500 GB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
ATI
Graphics Controller Model
Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Semi-shared
Maximum Battery Run Time
2.50 Hour
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
eSATA/USB Combo
Yes
Product Family
Satellite A500
Processor Model
P8700
Colour
Precious Black
Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium
Brand Name
Toshiba
Processor Speed
2.53 GHz
Processor Type
Core 2 Duo
Screen Size
40.6 cm (16")
Screen Resolution
1366 x 768
Standard Memory
4 GB
Weight (Approximate)
2.76 kg
Cache
3 MB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
ENERGY STAR
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
GM45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 1 GB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen Technology
TruBrite
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 2.1
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
4
Memory Standard
DDR2-800/PC2-6400
Height
42.9 mm
Width
384 mm
Depth
259 mm
Screen Mode
WXGA
Memory Technology
DDR2 SDRAM
Product Series
A500
Manufacturer
Toshiba
Product Model
A500-11U
Product Name
Satellite A500-11U Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Product Line
Satellite
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
PSAM3E-01V00WEN
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

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Maximum Memory
8 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Satellite A500-11U Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Bus Speed
1066 MHz
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