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Toshiba Satellite NB305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1777 reviews of Toshiba Satellite NB305. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and keyboard. The battery and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the sound and image quality. The software and performance get mixed views.

usability, portability, battery, keyboard, size

image quality, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite NB305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Toshiba Satellite NB305


alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite NB305 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the size and performance. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

portability, usability, battery, performance, size

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba NB305-10F 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N455, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Bluetooth, Up to 11hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter)Toshiba NB305-10F 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N455, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Bluetooth, Up to 11hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter)

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Toshiba Satellite NB305


alaTest has collected and analyzed 599 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite NB305 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the size and keyboard are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the sound.

performance, usability, portability, keyboard, size


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Mini NB305-N410BL 10.1-Inch Royal Blue Netbook - 11 Hours of Battery LifeToshiba Mini NB305-N410BL 10.1-Inch Royal Blue Netbook - 11 Hours of Battery Life

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (

Toshiba NB305


Let's talk about love. When you love something, you love it for what it is, not what it isn't. We love netbooks; we don't care that they can't really do games, or HD Flash video, or any media encoding to speak of. We know what we want—all-day computing...

Incremental improvements to solid platform; great battery life; sleep-and-charge USB port

Win 7 Starter; no Bluetooth; wonky keyboard (especially space bar); expensive

As a vanilla netbook—one without Nvidia’s Ion netbook gaming platform—the NB305 performs well. It ships in two configurations: a $350 version with Windows XP, a smaller hard drive, and no sleep-and-charge USB port, or the $400 Windows 7 Starter version...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (

Toshiba Mini NB305-N600


The Toshiba Mini NB305-N600 ($380 as of April 5, 2011) comes from the higher end of Toshiba's two-part netbook family. Nothing if not eager to meet your netbook needs, Toshiba offers its two basic models--the Mini NB300 and NB500 series--in a total of...

Nice keyboard for a netbook ; Good-looking chassis and screen

Full of preloaded junkware ; Dismal performance; don't expect good multitasking

While handsome with an unusual metallic chassis, the Mini NB305-N600 is a subpar performer that costs more than comparable, better-performing competitors, including its own sibling, the NB505-N508GN.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba mini NB305-N600


The updates aren't major and there are better netbooks out there, but the Toshiba mini NB305-N600 has all your basic netbook needs for one low price.

New aluminum design. Small and compact. Dual-core Atom CPU. One of the best keyboards in the netbook category. Roomy touchpad and big mouse buttons. Affordable.

Yearning for a higher resolution. Battery life not as impressive as its predecessor.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson (

Toshiba mini NB305-N310


The Toshiba Mini NB305-N310 is the slightly lower-end version of Toshiba's Mini NB305-N410 netbook, but design differences and the NB305-N310's ability to run Windows XP make this Mini a better choice than the NB305-N410.

Nice big touchpad with two distinct buttons ; Great keyboard with big letter keys

Function keys and Tab key are somewhat small ; A little on the heavy side

The Toshiba Mini NB305-N310 is a professional-looking netbook with a comfortable keyboard and a huge touchpad, but it's not great for watching Web videos on.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (

Toshiba Mini NB305 Netbook Review


Intel's Atom N270 processor - and the surrounding limitations on specifications - had a lot to answer for: over a year of cookie-cutter netbooks. With the advent of Pine Trail, Intel look to be loosening their grip on the segment a little, at least,...

Feb, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba Mini NB305-N410


The Toshiba mini NB305-N410 netbook carries over many of the qualities that made its predecessor, the mini NB205 so lovable, and it's still the netbook that gives you the most for the least amount of money.

Well designed. Full size keyboard. Laptop-like touchpad and mouse buttons. 3G option available with Best Buy. One of the USB ports can charge peripherals while the system is turned off. Excellent battery life. Keeps the price where it is. Greentech...

Needs a higher screen resolution

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

Toshiba Mini NB305 review


If there's been a Renaissance man in the world of first-gen netbooks it'd be the Toshiba Mini NB205. Its long battery life, comfortable keyboard and

Striking design ; One of the best netbook keyboards ; Large touchpad with right / left mouse buttons

Shorter battery life than other six-cell netbooks ; Thick bezel ; Slightly thicker than other netbooks

Jan, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

Toshiba mini NB305-N410


Toshiba has updated its stellar netbook with a sleeker design while still delivering 8.5 hours of battery life.

Now that we've tested a fair number of netbooks with Intel's new Atom N450 (Pine Trail) processor, it's easy to see that there is a lot of good competition. The ASUS Eee PC 1005PE lasts two hours longer on a charge than the $399 Toshiba mini NB305 and...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Nicole Scott (

Toshiba NB305 Review


I have been a long standing fan of the Toshiba NB305 series, I actually picked my Mom up the NB305-310 last Christmas, so the updated NB305-440 with the upgraded 1.6 GHz N455 processor seems like a win win situation. I am a fan of the keyboard and the...

The NB305′s 5,400-rpm, 250GB hard drive performed well, copying a 4.97GB folder of multimedia files at a rate of 20.6 MBps, 4.8 MBps faster than average. It booted into Windows 7 Starter Edition in 1 minute and 9 seconds, which is 10 seconds longer...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Chris (

Toshiba NB305-440 Review


The Toshiba NB305-440 is an updated version of the Toshiba NB305-310 I reviewed back in April so the netbook is very similar to that model that I reviewed favorably; however, this model is updated with a few things that help make it even better...

Intel Atom N455, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, Huge Touchpad, Great Keyboard

No dedicated graphics chipset

Overall I think the Toshiba NB305-440 does everything better than it's predecessor in most places like performance and battery life; however, I would have still liked to see improved graphical performance and a higher resolution screen. The keyboard...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Looking for more freedom and style? Well the trend-setting Toshiba mini NB305 gives you a limitless digital lifestyle. Plus amazing features like sleek designs, a convenient full sized keyboard and 3D HDD protection to protect your precious data.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):11.1hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.384


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba NB305

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Color:Black onyx/Texture finish in frost white/Texture finish in java brown/Texture finish in royal blue


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Starter/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667 / DDR2/3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor Number:N450
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5 / 6.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:42503 / 49491 / 50154
Processor package size:22


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3150