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.


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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