Toshiba Satellite Laptop, U500-11G, 2GHz with 13.3 Inch Display £549 @ John Lewis

Toshiba Satellite Laptop, U500-11G, 2GHz with 13.3 Inch Display £549 @ John Lewis

Found 23rd Oct 2009
The lightweight 13.3 inch Toshiba U500-11G is the perfect choice for busy people on the move. Despite its compact dimensions this sleek machine is packed with impressive features.
3GB of RAM and a speedy 2GHz Intel Pentium Core processor ensure efficient computing. With integrated Wi-Fi you can connect to the web wirelessly, and theres a built-in webcam so you can stay in touch with friends and family.

Burn music and movies to disc with the multi-format DVD SuperMulti drive, and store your digital music, photos and movies on the ample 250GB hard drive. It comes with the Windows Vista Home Premium operating system and a 2 year guarantee.

Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Windows Firewall and Defender ensure that Vista is the most secure version of Windows ever, giving you peace of mind. Instant Search and Internet Explorer 7 make it easier to find what you want quickly and easily. The elegant Aero interface with glass-like menus, live thumbnails and 3D screens you can flip through make using your PC a pleasure. Laptop owners will appreciate the Mobility Centre and Tablet support.

Preserve your family memories with Windows DVD Maker or Movie Maker HD. Media Centre allows you to enjoy entertainment and your photos in your living room, or beyond with compatible devices such as the Xbox 360. Have some fun too with 3 premium games: Chess, Mah-jong and Inkball.

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Key Features

Battery life Information not available

Brand Toshiba

Built-in ethernet connection 10/100

CD / DVD optical drive DVD SuperMulti Drive (dual layer)

Computer Software Helpline Free 90 day computer support

Dimensions H27.5/35 x W314 x D229mm

FireWire / IEEE 1394 ports No

Function On the Move

Graphics card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M

Graphics card - video RAM Up to 1340MB

Guarantee FREE 2 year guarantee, extend to 3 years £145

Hard drive 250GB

Memory card slot 5-in-1

Model name / number U500-11G

Modem 56k

Operating system Windows Vista Premium

Processor Intel Pentium Core T4200

Processor speed 2GHz

Processor speed 2 - 2.49GHz

Processor Type Intel Pentium


Screen resolution 1280 x 800

Screen size 13.3"

Stereo speakers Built-in

USB ports 3x USB 2.0

Visible screen size (measured diagonally) 33.5cm

Weight 2kg

Wireless networking 802.11b/g/n
Software included:
Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial version)
McAfee Internet Security (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Toshiba Disc Creator
Toshiba User's Manual
Supervisor Password Utility
Toshiba Assist
Chicony Camera Assistant Software
Toshiba DVD Player
Toshiba Face Recognition
Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator
Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)
Google Software (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop, Picasa)
Toshiba PC Health Monitor
MyPhotobook Software
WildTangent Games Console
Connectivity Doctor
Toshiba utilities and drivers


What do you guys reckon?

1 Comment

Amazon states 2-3 hrs battery life on this model - so cold
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