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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 are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the software and performance, while many are critical about the sound and image quality.

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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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 Opinions about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The battery and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews 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)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 People really like the size and keyboard. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views 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

Apr, 2018

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 system:24-bit / Realtek ALC272-GR
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system manufacturer:Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):11 / 11h00min / 8.67
Battery performance:10.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):11.1hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Certification:Energy Star / The manufacturer declares that this product complies with the following directives and regulations for the CE-marking. Responsible for CE marking is Toshiba Europe GmbH, Hammfelddam 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Blue / Brown / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:0.374


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
Display response rise/fall:16
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00856 x 0.00856
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / autosensing AC adapter for worldwide usage
AC adapter output current:1.58
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:30
Power supply:30

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.25 / 0.384
Maximum Resolution:1.400 x 1.050
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Hard Drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:0.374


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Keyboard euro key:Y
Keyboard function keys:15
Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard key stroke:0.0630
Keyboard number of keys:86
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory expansion module sizes:1.024
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:1066 / 667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1


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


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
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
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet LAN
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393.7 / 0 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:60G (60G)
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Non-operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:1G (1G)
Operating altitude:0 - 118.1 / 0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:10G (10G)
Operating temperature (T-T):3 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):3 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:0.5G (0.5G)
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit
Battery recharge time (off):6
Battery recharge time (on):12
Battery Type:main
Bundled hardware:AC Adaptor
Casework:polycarbonate ABS
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.5 x 7.57 x 0.953
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Expansion type:1 x memory slot
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Internal video mode, resolution:1.024 x 600
L2 cache:512
Power Requirements:100/240 V
Security Features:HDD password on request; supervisor password; slot for Kensington Cable Lock; user password
Special Features:ENERGY STAR qualified computer; SM BIOS compliant; HD Audio support; Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology; integrated microphone for Voice over IP; integrated VGA Web Camera for Video over IP
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2.1
Wireless communication version:2.1
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth; Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi, 802.11b/g/n / WLAN (802.11b/g/n)


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x 2-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD Cards up to 32 GB and MultiMedia Card up to 2 GB); 2 (Right 2) x USB 2.0; 1 x built-in microphone; 1 x integrated VGA Web Camera; 1 x external monitor; 1 x external microphone; 1 x headphone (stereo); 1 x RJ-45; 1 x DC-in; 1 (Left) x USB 2.0 supporting Sleep-and-Charge
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wired communication chipset:RTL8103EL
Wired communication connector:RJ-45
Wired communication features:Wake-On-LAN, remote boot
Wired communication manufacturer:RealTek
Wired communication type:RTL8103EL
Wireless communication manufacturer:Taiyo Yuden; Atheros


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / autosensing AC adapter for worldwide usage
AC adapter output current:1.58
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:30
Power supply:30


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10
Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard manufacturer:Intel
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing die size:66
Processor:N450 / N455 / N550
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:N450 / N455 / N550
Processor Number:N450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2 / 4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5 / 6.5 / 8.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42503 / 49491 / 50154
Processor code:SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:10.2 x 6.97 x 0.524 / 22.8 x 18 x 14.5 / AAC/AAC+ / Epson FX2190, FX2190N, FX890 / Toshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Disc Creator\nToshiba Assist\nGoogle Toolbar\nConsola Jogos WildTangent\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nConnectivity Doctor\nConfigFree
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security\nMicrosoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 / Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Office Student 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2011, Toshiba Online Backup / Works&Office


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250

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

Technical Details

Volume dial:by hot key function


2D graphics accelerator:Y
External video adapter resolution:1.280 x 1.024; 1.024 x 768; 1.400 x 1.050; 800 x 600
External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.400 x 1.050
External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3150

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:6.1
Height (front):0.953
Height (rear):1.43
Weight:2.6 / 2.93