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Toshiba Satellite P205 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P205 Series. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The price and screen also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the portability and usability. The energy efficiency and battery get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite P205 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite P205 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite P205 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and keyboard. The screen and price also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the sound, and some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery.

performance, price, screen, keyboard, reliability

usability, portability, battery, energy

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite P205-S6267 17-inch Laptop (Intel Core Duo Processor T2350, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperMulti DVD Drive, Vista Premium)Toshiba Satellite P205-S6267 17-inch Laptop (Intel Core Duo Processor T2350, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperMulti DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Greg Ross (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Satellite P205 Review

 

This model can be found on Toshiba's website for $1,449.99 before shipping and taxes. Pricing for the Santa Rosa based P200/P205 starts at $949 and the Merom version at $799

Wide range of configuration options including HD-DVD, dual HDDs, IGPs and powerful GPUs ; Surprisingly strong exterior build for this price point, and very light construction for this behemoth ; Really strong screen hinge ; Very nice keyboard and...

WAAAAY too much bloatware. You will want to reformat and reinstall Vista ; Just a little flex in the palm rests ; Too many blue LEDs ; Average to below average viewing angles ; 4200RPM Drive (configuration to order has faster options though) ; 6-Cell...

Overall, the P205 definitely leaves a positive impression with me as there are some great configuration choices and excellent performance that can be found at a low price

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Robert Strohmeyer (wired.com)

Review: Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook

 

In a galaxy full of Millennium Falcons, this notebook is the Death Star — massive, powerful, and capable of putting on one hell of a...

Intuitive multimedia control buttons positioned below the screen. Tri-mode wireless connects to 802.11a/g/n networks. Two USB 2.0 ports flank each side. Built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam. Spacious, firm keyboard for smooth, comfortable typing. Included...

Integrated video chipset limits gaming graphics speed. Illuminated “Satellite” logo is both tacky and distracting. Jam-packed with lame, useless freeware. Six-cell battery doesn’t survive a two-hour movie. Lack of HD-DVD or Blu-ray support could mean...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237

 

The Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237's 17-inch screen gives frugal shoppers a reason to spend.

A 17-inch LCD at $999. Design consistent with other Satellites. DVD burner uses LabelFlash technology. Very good speakers.

Middle-of-the-road performance. Deskbound.

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287

 

A good big-screen Vista machine for multimedia mavens on a budget.

Beautiful 17-inch display • Excellent speakers • Ample RAM and hard drive space

Integrated graphics • Processor a bit slow

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Michelle Thatcher (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite P205 review:

 

On the surface, the Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237 is a winner. Its sleek, reflective black exterior and upscale silver interior look more expensive than its $999 price tag might indicate. It has a beautiful 17-inch display and a remarkably comfortable...

Attractive design; movie-friendly display; comfortable keyboard and well-designed touch pad; lightweight for a desktop replacement.

Economy processor results in mediocre performance and below-average battery life; large company logo on lid is off-putting; lacks Bluetooth option.

The 17-inch Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237 laptop looks good but is hobbled by its budget processor. You can get more for your money elsewhere.

May, 2007

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook Review

 

Toshiba has been building notebook computers for almost twenty years. My first impression when I think of Toshiba is that they build solid, dependable computers to serve the needs of business users. No sexy bells and whistles like the high-end gaming...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (mobiletechreview.com)

Toshiba Satellite P205-S6267

 

If you're looking for an all around notebook that can replace your desktop computer, the Toshiba Satellite P200/P205 series has a lot to offer. This 17" notebook has plenty of power for productivity tasks and offers some advanced multimedia features...

Good display, integrated web cam and mic, good looks (minus the Toshiba billboard logo)

Keyboard keys are flat, speakers are a bit tinny, integrated gaphics on a 17" aren't a blast, battery life isn't long

An all around solid notebook, the Toshiba Satellite P205 is a worth a look for those who are looking for a basic, affordable desktop replacement system, though it doesn't stand amongst major brand competitors (nor does it languish). The CPU is fast and...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: dbbiker (newegg.com)

TOSHIBA Satellite P205-S6327 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5300(1.73GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 1GB Memory DDR2 667 200GB HDD DVD Super Multi Intel GMA950

 

Excellent notebook for the price. Toshiba always makes great products

I bought this at a compeditor where it was over 150 less then here. Check around newegg doesnt always have the best prices

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: George Kolakovich (newegg.com)

Toshiba P205-S6267

 

Nice, great screen, bright picture, Vista is great, but: After two days of using, I need to replace Optical Drive.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Fenceman (newegg.com)

2 Bought

 

Good hardware with usable screen and features.

VISTA!!!! I'm calling it Millennium Edition 2007.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

With the Satellite P205, you've more than set yourself apart from the crowd. This eye-catching onyx blue metallic laptop, powered by Intel Centrino Duo Mobile technology, has been redesigned with half-pipe casing and Toshiba imprint on the lid. The 17-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display and Harman/Kardon speakers will enhance your multimedia experience with a bright, crisp picture and premium sound. Use the built-in webcam to capture the sights during live chats, as you stay in touch with loved ones, using next generation high speed wireless (802.11a/g/n), found on select models. Toshiba's DVD SuperMulti drive, now with Labelflash printing technology, let's you burn high quality labels directly onto Labelflash media, for both CDs and DVDs in up to 11 formats. Connecting peripherals is also easier with 4 USB ports, placed on either side of the notebook, with an i.LINK IEEE-1394 port for large volumes of data on the back.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.3in
Height:1.8in
Weight:7.3lbs/8.8lbs
Width:15.7in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:P205-S6237/P205-S6247/P205-S6257/P205-S6267/P205-S6277/P205-S6287/P205-S6297/P205-S6298/P205-S6307/P205-S6327/P205-S6337/P205-S6347/P205-S6348/P205-S7402/P205-S7476/P205-S7482/P205-S7484/P205-S7804/P205-S7806/P205-S8810/P205-S8811
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Onyx blue/Onyx blue metallic

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps/56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 1x (HD DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/4x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/1.86GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2080/T2130/T2330/T2350/T5250/T5300/T5450/T5500
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/200GB/250GB/300GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600/Intel GMA 950/Intel GMA X3100/NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600