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Toshiba’s Satellite U505 notebook runs on the new Intel Core i3 processor. I’ll see how this $799 configuration performs, but for now, here’s a short video overview of the device. The range of ports is impressive, but the multitouch trackpad leaves me wanting more.

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Toshiba kindly sent not one, but two evaluation notebooks and today I’m sharing a short video look at the Satellite U505. This 13.3″ device runs $799 as configured and is powered by Intel Core i3 platform. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium is included as is 4 GB of DDR3 memory and a 500 GB hard drive. Toshiba offers a nice complement of ports ranging from ExpressCard above the audio jack to a combo eSATA/USB interface, plus a Sleep-and-Charge function for external devices.

I find the multitouch trackpad to be a little small for my taste initially, but perhaps I’ll feel differently after using it for a few days. From a personal preference standpoint, I like the wireless radio switch. More to follow as I put the U505 through the paces, and stay tuned for an overview of the other evaluation notebook too.

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