Toshiba Satellite 5205-S703

Flashy, decked-out desktop replacement dazzles, and includes a DVD-RW/-R drive

WHAT'S HOT: Toshiba has upped the ante with this new addition to its Satellite 5205 series. This major refresh of the company's eye-catching multimedia notebook sports the same shiny blue lid, out-of-this-world sound, and high-resolution screen as before. But now, instead of a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combination drive fixed in the case, it offers a modular bay equipped with a removable DVD-RW/-R drive for burning your own digital movies downloaded via the notebook's FireWire (IEEE 1394) port. The sleek, beveled case looks more streamlined than before, and Toshiba has thrown in a remote control for flipping between the notebook's 15-inch screen and a TV display. The volume wheel is bigger and has been moved to the front.

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