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Toshiba offers HD DVD-equipped Satellite A205 laptop

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 02 Oct 2007 4:55 User comments (5)

Toshiba offers HD DVD-equipped Satellite A205 laptop In keeping its word earlier this year that it would push the HD DVD format through sales of its computer equipment, Toshiba Corp. has announced the new Satellite brand A205 laptop that comes equipped with a HD DVD drive. Along with the HD DVD drive, the model will include an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250, running at 1.50 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and a 200 GB 4200RPM hard disk drive.
The screen offers a WXGA resolution (1280x800) 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen display featuring Toshiba's TruBrite technology. The first Toshiba laptop to feature the HD DVD format was the Qosmio AV notebook PC, which was notably heavy at over 10 pounds (4.5kg) weight in certain configurations. A Satellite laptop that doesn't feature HD DVD weighs in at around 6 pounds (2.72 kg).

The new A205 laptop will sell for a retail price of $1,149.99 USD, about 30 percent higher than a model without HD DVD. Until February 28th, 2008, customers who purchase an A205 laptop also receive a mail-in offer for five free HD DVD titles.


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5 user comments

12.10.2007 14:23

Useless lol

I hate watching movies on a computer... and only 1.5GHz? What?

22.10.2007 17:59

1.5 that wont even run My unix system. $600 HD-DVD drive thats what it is who cares about a drive in a computer that can barly run it

Hell the minimum for watching a dvd on a regular computer is 350MHZ
With a good grafix card

32.10.2007 19:10

Sure its "only" but its got a Core2Duo.

Even though its only 1.5GHz thats plenty to watch HD DVD movies. I don't think they would have included 2GB of RAM and a 200GB HDD if the processor couldn't handle it. Personally I would have gone ~2GHz however, the lowest level processor on the Dell XPS M1730 (Dell's gaming laptop) is only 2.2GHz.

The price isn't bad either. The cheapest Dell gaming laptop has the same processor as this machine with half the RAM, a 120GB HDD and no HD DVD or Blu-Ray burner for $1,299.

43.10.2007 9:36

Gaming laptops, more like a movie watching laptop Heh.

How ever the deal is power drain how much strain is this piece of hardware going to put on my batterie.

59.10.2007 18:56

Sign me up. I'm all for it :)

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