Want to see an impressive Laptop? Toshiba wipes the HD DVD egg of itâ€™s face and blows a hole in your nearest gaming arena with the Satellite X205-SLI NotebooksSatellite X205-SLI Notebooks. Aside from the Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz T8100 45 nanometer processor, Iâ€™d like to direct your attention to the part of this Laptopâ€™s name that spell S-L-I. This Toshiba Satellite comes running dual-GeForce 8600 GT graphics cards. How do you even fit two graphics cards in a laptop? Letâ€™s find out.
Okay, donâ€™t think for a moment that the Powers that Be around here trust me enough to let me open a Toshiba Satellite gaming PC. At least not one that hasnâ€™t been purchased yet. By me. And paid for in full. But what we can learn about this PC from the outside is enough: itâ€™s build for multimedia and games. Mostly games. But also multimedia. And those GPUs I mentioned? Theyâ€™ve got 512MB of DDR3 discrete memory and up to 256MB of shared memory. Thatâ€™s enough to play some of the toughest games out there.
Weâ€™ll bet Toshiba cast the molds for a PC like this before, um, last week. This is why the Toshiba Satellite X205-Sli4 has an HD DVD Optical Drive. Who knew that the â€˜other guyâ€ in the High Definition Format Wars would be dead before April? Not I. I was actually rooting for Toshibaâ€™s HD DVD, but what can you do? (Buy a Blu-Ray fast before Sony realizes theyâ€™ve got a monopoly in the industry, for one thing.) But thereâ€™s plenty of other great parts included too: From the integrated webcam to the full-sized number pad on the keyboard to the Fingerprint reader, for Peteâ€™s sake.
This particular incarnation of the X205-Sli4 comes with 3GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory. This is enough to turn your laptop into a multimedia monster. Toshiba backs this up by putting an HDMI output on the side, along with your typical goodies like S-Video, USB and FireWire ports. This means you can play your HD DVD (or just plain old HD) content on a big, fancy HD flat panel display or TV. Or you could just watch it on the 17-inch 1680×1050 resolution LCD screen. And as for audio, forget about it: Integrated Harman Kardon speakers will keep you knee deep in the action, whether itâ€™s a movie or your favorite game.
You can store your music and movies on the 320GB hard drive. Thereâ€™s also all kinds of ways to take your digital files and films with you without taking the X205-Sli4 with you, and the notebook supports them all. With a flash media reader and 802.11n-integrated wireless, youâ€™ve got more options for connectivity and storage than before. And with an operating system like Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, youâ€™ll browse through your files with ease. If youâ€™re in the market for a really, really awesome Notebook PC, consider the Toshiba Satellite X205-Sli4.