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Old 03-25-2010, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Keep in mind one of them is an open box demo item (minor scratches on top)
and one is one year old, and gently used. (which would be a better choice)

Here are the specs:

General Features:
Fusion Finish with Kinetic Pattern
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed w/COA
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0 GHz processor
Intel Centrino Inside
Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset
4 GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM (4 GB maximum supported)
320 GB SATA hard drive
DVDĪRW SuperMulti Drive with Labelflash
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 with 512 MB DDR discrete graphics memory
Integrated audio with built-in harmon/kardon speakers
Webcam and Microphone built into LCD bezel
Modem
10/100 Ethernet
Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11 a/g/n)
86-key US Keyboard with Touchpad
Media Controls
15.4-inch Widescreen TruBrite LCD display at 1280 x 800 native resolution (Native support for 720p)
5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter
EnergyStar compliant


Supported Memory Cards:
Secure Digital
Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
MultiMedia Card
xD Picture Card

Expansion slots:
ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54)

I/O ports:
One (1) 15-pin VGA port
Four (4) USB 2.0 ports with Sleep and Charge (3 x USB 2.0 / 1 eSATA/USB combo port)
S-Video TV-Out
REGZA LINK (HDMI-CEC)
RJ-45 LAN port
RJ-11 modem port
One (1) i.LINK IEEE 1394 FireWire port
Volume control dial
S/PDIF output port (shared with headphone port)
Microphone input port
Headphone output port


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Tim
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Gently used? How old is the product? I would say about 300 to 350 if it were a year old, then about 75 less every year after that.
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Oh wow! 350 is quite low. How much better of a laptop do you think i could get for $450-500? I want a better video card.

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I don't know why, but the laptop model didn't copy into the first post.
But its a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6916 .
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How used is it?
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Someone bought it >.>
There is another listing of the same laptop for $500 and it says "Laptop Is In EXCELLENT Condition* (1-Significant Scratch/Scuff Area On Left/Rear Of Top - See Pic 1). Display Is Bright And Clear With NO Dead/Stuck Pixels.
Laptop Is 100% FUNCTIONAL."
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230454849639

Open demo item says "PACKAGE CONTENTS
Toshiba Satellite A305-S6916
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Windows 7 upgrade disks
AC adapter/Power Cord
Copy of Recovery Disks

CONDITION & WARRANTY
Open box demo item. There are minor scratches on top shell (picture did not catch them).
90 days warranty (not refurbished). It is NOT in original box"
And is also $500 but has a small bing cashback.
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Sorry it isn't new - i'd pay 350 tops. I realize it is 'just out of the box' but you get no warranty for that.

I'm cheap though
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Oh haha. On eBay for $350 you get a single core, 2gb ram, and intel gma graphics lol.

I think I will buy this laptop. Or get a refurbish but with worse specs and same money?
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What area do you live in?

I live in Kansas City and got a few decent deals on used laptops for like 200.
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I live in Georgia, right on the border with South Carolina. If you could find me some good deals on laptops then please tell me! I have no idea where to look except eBay. Also, I want a decent graphics card and this laptop must last me through my next 3 years of high school before college. Thanks.
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