The Toshiba Satellite series has been around for a long time and there are probably some of the originals still running.  They were known to be heavy and to produce prodigious amounts of heat but they were also nigh indestructible.  The new series, specifically the Satellite U505-S2010 is up for review at Digital Trends.  Inside is a 2.26GHz Core i5 with 4GB of RAM, and the Intel GMA HD for graphics, on the outside is a 13.3″ 1280 x 800 touch screen display.  Read on to see if the touchscreen is a great added feature or badly implemented.

“From cell phones to slate PCs like the Apple iPad, and even all-in-one PCs, touch is all the rage. There’s no denying the intuitive nature of simply tapping a finger on what you want, but can you make any device better simply by slapping a touch screen on it? Toshiba’s U505 S2010 suggests not. The notebook’s fuzzy-looking touch screen – which doesn’t swivel or lie flat like a convertible notebook – provides minimal convenience while significantly degrading screen quality, marring an otherwise well-equipped notebook.”

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