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Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Toshiba Helios 17.3" Satellite Laptop (Review & Giveaway)

A Little Bit About the Toshiba Helios Black 17.3" Satellite Laptop PC
with AMD Athlon II P320 Processor
With the Helios Satellite  laptop PC, you can work and play at speeds like never before. With an AMD Athlon II dual-core processor and 4GB of system memory, your system will move at lightening quick speeds. Plus, Windows 7 Home Premium is there to keep you organized and ready for anything!

•AMD Athlon II dual-core P320 processor 2.10GHz, 1MB L2 Cache

•4GB DDR3 system memory gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work

•320GB SATA hard drive. Store 213,000 photos, 91,000 songs or 168 hours of HD video and more

•DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash technology Watch DVD movies on your computer; read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats

•10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Connect to a broadband modem or a wired broadband router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC

•17.3" diagonal HD+ TruBrite LED-backlit TFT LCD widescreen display. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics with 256MB-1405MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory

Additional Features:

•Built-in Webcam and microphone

•Digital media card reader

•3 x USB 2.0 ports (1 x eSATA combo port), 1 x RGB output, 1 x headphone jack, 1 x microphone jack, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port

•6-cell lithium-ion battery pack

•Built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio


•Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here)

•Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition (60-day trial)

•Microsoft Works 9

•Norton Internet Security 2010 (30-day trial)

•Microsoft Windows Live Essentials including Photo Gallery & Movie Maker

•Toshiba PC Health Monitor; Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial)

With a sleek design, plenty of extras, and an impressive boasted speed;  I was eager to give the Toshiba Helios Satellite Laptop a try. I use my computer's for so much (Work, B's School, the kids use them for their games, DH uses it to track expenses for work, DVDs & to stream television from Hulu etc.) so it tends to take a lot to impress me. But I really was thoroughly impressed with the speed of the Helios. Connected to my wireless network, the speed was considerably faster than my net book, and even slightly faster than our desktop. Another plus that was definitely appreciated is that the Toshiba Helios comes loaded with software - so theirs no need to go out and purchase tons of extras ( how annoying is it to purchase a computer with a bunch of shell or trial programs?! You don't have to worry about that with the Toshiba Helios!).

The Helios Satellite is also like a personal media center; with the ability to watch DVDs; the picture is precise, crisp and without pause. We're also a fans of, and speed is essential in providing a great viewing experience of some of our favorite television programs. The Toshiba Helios provides just that! Really the speed is incredible!

Portable entertainment coupled with the memory and speed needed to get work done fast (and well) makes the Toshiba Helios the perfect companion PC!
The Helios would make an amazing WOW Holiday Gift! Perfect for, well......Everyone!

BUY IT: You can find the Toshiba Helios Satellite Laptop at select retailer's or online at
Experience the difference a little speed can make! One VERY LUCKY Reader will receive a Toshiba Helios 17.3" Satellite Laptop with AMD Athlon II P320 Processor.
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DISCLOSURE: A product sample was provided for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 25