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post #1 of 11
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I bought a toshiba laptop from a friend of mine for 300.00. Did I get a good deal? Also, how could I upgrade it??? Suggestions on upgrades please


Satellite A505D Detailed Product Specification

Model Name:

A505D-SP6989R

A505D-SP6989A

A505D-SP6989C

Part Number:

PSAQ0U-00DRL1

PSAQ0U-00DAR1

PSAQ0U-00DCL1

UPC:

883974268528

883974268504

883974268511

Operating SystemGenuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (SP1,32/64-bit version), Spanish
Processor and ChipsetAMD Turionâ„¢ X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-74
(2.2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.6GT/s)

AMD M780V Chipset

MemoryConfigured with 4GB DDR2 800MHz (max 8GB)
Storage Drive400GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive
Fixed Optical Disk DriveDVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x),

CD-RW (24x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (Single Layer, (8x)),

DVD-R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (Single

Layer, (8x)), DVD+R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD+RW (8x), DVDRAM(5x)

Display16.0†diagonal widescreen TruBrite® TFT LCD display at 1366x768 native resolution (HD)
Native support for 720p content

GraphicsATI Radeonâ„¢ HD 3100 Graphics
SoundBuilt-in stereo speakers
Input Devices104 key Spanish keyboard with 10-key
TouchPadâ„¢ pointing device with multi touch control

Media Control Buttons:

eco (Energy-saving mode)

Mute

Media

CD/DVD control buttons

Volume up, volume down

CommunicationsWebcam and microphone
Modem9

10/100 Ethernet

Atheros® 802.11b/g wireless LAN

Expandability2 main memory slots. Both slots may be occupied.
ExpressCardâ„¢ slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54)

Memory Card Reader

Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stickâ„¢,Memory Stick PROâ„¢, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card[shared slot]

PortsVideo
RGB (monitor) output port

Audio

S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port)

Microphone input port

Headphone output port

Data

4 USB v2.0 ports

3 x USB v2.0 ports

1 x eSATA/USB combo port with USB Sleep and Charge

RJ-45 LAN port

RJ-11 modem port

Security

Slot for Security Lock

Physical DescriptionFusion Finishâ„¢ with Sonic Pattern in Black Onyx
Dimensions (W x D x H ): 384mm x 259mm x 38.4mm/42.9mm

Weight: Starting at 2.94 kgs, depending upon configuration12

Battery4000 mAh (6 cell) Lithium Ion battery pack
Power Supply75W (19V x 3.95A) Auto-sensing,100-240V/50-60Hz AC Adapter
Dimensions (W x D x H): 127mm x 51mm x 31mm

Weight: starting at .31kgs

SoftwareToshiba Software and Utilities
TOSHIBA Value Added Package

Electronic User’s Guide

TOSHIBA ConfigFree®

TOSHIBA DVD Player

TOSHIBA Disc Creator

TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)

TOSHIBA Face Recognition

Third-party Software

Googleâ„¢ Toolbar

Googleâ„¢ Desktop

Google â„¢ Picasaâ„¢

Microsoft® Works 9

Sun® Java™ 2 Runtime Environment

Adobe® Acrobat® Reader

Trial Software

Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition, 60-day trial

Norton Internet Securityâ„¢ 2009

Environmental SpecificationsThis product is RoHS15 compatible
Energy Star 5.0 Compliant

EPEATâ„¢ Gold Compliant
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post #2 of 11
It's a fairly capable productivity laptop, but obviously it won't provide good gaming performance.

Regarding upgrades, swapping the hard drive for an SSD would be the largest improvement you could make.
post #3 of 11
A seagate hybrid drive is good
post #4 of 11
meh you got an ok deal. And definitely not a "good deal" from a friend. This refurb should perform better and is cheaper and its from bestbuy. So you know the price is going to be a little high.

Personally I wouldn't pay more than $250 for a used laptop now a days. They are so cheap new.
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post #5 of 11
You know, that laptop probably is fairly comparable to the HP I'm using to type this - 3 years old, Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR2, etc. I'm using an Intel X-25V SSD and recently put a new battery in it, both of which gave it a bit of life back. This past summer I also took apart the whole thing and reapplied thermal paste and cleaned out the heatsink, also worth doing if you're brave.

Although, as Ironman said, $300 is unfortunately a bit too high for an outdated low-performance laptop.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by t-ramp View Post
Although, as Ironman said, $300 is unfortunately a bit too high for an outdated low-performance laptop.
Yeah, and especially a price for a friend, I would have charged a friend close to $150-$200 xD
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post #7 of 11
$300 isn't what I would consider to be a good deal here... Honestly speaking that seems more like a generic sale rather than someone getting you something good. You could probably play WC3 pretty easily since I did the same on my old laptop from back when, had the same specs, and it handled things just fine.
     
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
It's just to carry around to hotels while I'm on the road working. I'm actually looking into buying the new Republic Of gamers 3D laptop in a few weeks, at which I'll be giving this one to my kid brother to do his homework on.
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post #9 of 11
You got an OK deal, nothing worth noting or deeming a reciprocal favor. SSD is about only thing one can benefit most from an upgrade.

Unless it's a sperm zapping gaming laptop or an Apple, used laptop are only meh.
 
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post #10 of 11
Chiming in with the others to say that price is a little high. My mom had an old Dell laptop with nearly identical specs and it was... agonizingly slow with Vista. I sold it for her and bought a new Netbook (2GB ram, 1.6GHz single-core Atom CPU, 160GB HDD), which ran much smoother with a vanilla Windows 7 install.
 
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