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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Some good things don't change!January 28, 2010
by Simurgh from Tirana, Albania
Features: 5  out of 5 5 out of 5
Performance: 4 out of 5
Battery Life: 5 out of 5
Price–Value: 5 out of 5
I bought my first laptop in the early 90s, and always used Toshiba Satellites. Why did I buy this one? My old 1405-S171 (7 years old, still going strong, USB 2.0 ports only on an additional PC card) is a little slow now, and I wanted to switch to Windows 7. I am still using it for some programs not running on a 64-bit computer. This U505 had some problems at the beginning when the display didn't come on after stand-by or hibernation, but within a week of mentioning it on the laptop forum, a BIOS update was sent around which took care of the problem. Now I am happy using this slick new device in eco-mode!
What is your level of technical expertise?   TechSavvy
How long have you been using this product?   One week to a month

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
First ToshibaJanuary 24, 2010
by Country Girl from Aurora, IN
Features: 3  out of 5 3 out of 5
Performance: 4 out of 5
Battery Life: 2 out of 5
Price–Value: 3 out of 5
keyboard dark, very bright screen, touchy keyboard
What is your level of technical expertise?   ProficientUser
How long have you been using this product?   One month to a year

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
be aware of 32/ 64 bitJanuary 27, 2010
by pabo from NYC
Features: 3  out of 5 3 out of 5
Performance: 3 out of 5
Battery Life: 3 out of 5
Price–Value: 4 out of 5
I bought a 64 bit system without really realizing it or knowing the implications. While a 64bit system better utilizes a 4GB working memory, some older software won't run. My scanner and storage hard drive did, and my printer had a 64 bit driver online, but my very old version of Adobe Photoshop, written in 16 bit days, and working on my last, 32 bit Win XP system, isn't supported by Adobe for 64 bit. It won't even load. 32 Bit might have been better for me for that reason. Apart from that I"m mostly pleased with my laptop. I'm still getting accustomed to the new touchpad features, and have trouble while typing or scrolling with accidental activations. I may buy an optical mouse for home use if my manipulations don't get better. I chose a smaller screen size for better laptop portability, and bought a supplemental large screen for photoshop work and watching DVD's, and that is working well.
What is your level of technical expertise?   ProficientUser
How long have you been using this product?   One week to a month
Customer Rating Summary
Satellite U505-S2960
Averages based on 3 customer reviews
Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Features: 3.7 out of 5
Performance: 3.7 out of 5
Battery Life: 3.3 out of 5
Price–Value: 4.0 out of 5
3 of 3 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.