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Toshiba Satellite P305D

Toshiba Satellite P305D
alaScore 82

883 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 883 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P305D. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and performance also get good comments. There are some critical views about the battery, and opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite P305D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite P305D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 659 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite P305D from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and screen. The performance and design also get good feedback. Comments about the durability and battery are mixed. Many are negative about the touchpad.

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

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite A355-S6943 16.0-Inch LaptopToshiba Satellite A355-S6925 16.0-Inch LaptopToshiba Satellite L305-S5909 15.4-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

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Toshiba Satellite P305-S8825

 

Some days, we almost miss Toshiba's signature battleship gray notebook PCs—the latest look for the company's long-running Satellite series is just a bit too much. After a few hours of use, our Satellite P305-S8825 was covered with fingerprints. And...

Vibrant and bright screen; low price

Horrible battery life and infested with bloatware

Desktop replacement notebooks tend to be big, to support their large screens, and the look and feel of the P305 betray every inch of its bulk. But since desktop replacements rarely leave the desk, that probably won’t be an issue—a good thing, too,...

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Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875

 

There is nothing inherently wrong with the entry-level Toshiba Satellite L305, but both Dell and Sony have 15-inch budget laptops that offer more for less.

Decent overall performance; nice-looking design; media control buttons above keyboard and volume dial along front edge add convenience; includes a Webcam--a feature not found on all entry-level laptops

Mediocre battery life; substandard keyboard; wobbly display; cluttered desktop; no FireWire or Bluetooth

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Toshiba Satellite L300 Series (L305-S5921) Review

 

If you're looking to surf the Web, check e-mail, and stream content on a bigger screen than a netbook can offer, the $499 Toshiba Satellite L305-S5921 is a compelling choice. Spending $300 more will get you the Gateway MD7801u, which provides more...

Affordably priced, Many connectivity options, Quick boot time

Short battery life, Relatively weak performance, No webcam or HDMI port

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Toshiba Satellite A355 Review

 

The A350 series notebook is the latest 16" notebook from Toshiba and the successor to the 15.4” A305. This new model offers the same look and feel of its smaller brother as well as the same system configuration. In this review we take a look at the...

Scratch resistant Fusion finish ; Dual hard drives ; Good performance and heat management ; Great speaker system

Glossy surfaces attract fingerprints ; Lackluster battery life

The A355 also supports disabling the lights for the media keys and around the touchpad. This can help reduce all the distracting illumination “features” when watching a movie with the lights out

Editor's Choice!

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Toshiba Satellite P305D-S8900

 

This budget 17-incher offers a slick design, high-res display, and booming speakers for only $799.

Slick design ; Bright, high-resolution display with good viewing angles ; Loud speakers ; USB ports can charge gadgets while the computer is off ; Strong wireless range

Short battery life ; Comes with lots of trial software ; No Bluetooth option

Compared with other budget notebooks, whose thin speaker strips are nothing to write home about, the P305D’s Harman Kardon speakers are a true step up for multimedia junkies. When we watched movies and streamed music from Pandora, they produced loud,...

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Toshiba Satellite P305-S8825

 

The 17-inch Satellite P305 is part of Toshiba's recent rebranding of its mainstream Satellite laptop line. The new look and feel adds a shiny metallic sheen and a clever new Sleep-and-Charge feature, which lets you charge USB devices even if the laptop...

Stylish new design; charges USB devices, even when off; inexpensive desktop replacement.

Glossy finish attracts fingerprints; way too much bloatware; sleep-and-charge feature is turned off by default.

Toshiba's new 17-inch Satellite P305 is a well-made, inexpensive desktop replacement, but much more powerful laptops are available for just a little more money.

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Toshiba Satellite P305D Review

 

The new Satellite P305D is the latest 17-inch notebook out of Toshiba, offering the new Fusion finish. This notebook is a complete redesign of the older P205D, and gave the much needed updates that made the older notebook feel very outdated. The P305D...

Great keyboard ; Touch sensitive media controls ; Wonderful flush mounted touchpad ; Excellent Harmon/Kardon Speakers

Relatively low performance for a relatively high budget price ; Warm touchpad ; Highly reflective surface

I really love the layout, solid build quality, and features of this notebook, but when only a minor price bump gets you a notebook that can play modern games, it would be wrong not to point you in that direction

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Toshiba Satellite P305-S8825

 

Desktop PCs have a lot going for them: big screens, high-performance parts, and comparatively low prices, just to name a few. But if you're working in a smaller space, you don't always have room to squeeze in a whole desktop setup. The Toshiba...

Sleek "Fusion" design. Very inexpensive. Numeric keypad. Generous feature set. 3GB RAM. Discrete graphics

Weak processor. Needs bigger battery

The P305 incorporates an uncompromising feature set into a very affordable 17-inch widescreen laptop.

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Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980

 

If you want a full-featured laptop that breezes through the majority of computing tasks, then consider the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980. Due to the massive 12-cell battery, this notebook might be a little too heavy for taking on-the-go. Needless to...

Multimedia-friendly- excellent speakers, large screen, big hard drive12-cell battery performance- impressive battery life of nearly 8 hoursValued- probably the best-valued notebook for the priceOne step closer- improved over previous models, but lacks...

Hefty- large screen and massive battery make this not fit for travelers

If you are looking for an affordable mainstream laptop that packs power...

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Toshiba Satellite P305D-S8900

 

The Toshiba Satellite P305D-S8900 is a very powerful, very usable full-size laptop. The full-size keyboard is expansive and the sculptured keys are a joy to use, particularly if you're used to typing on the “chiclet” keys on so many of today's...

2.0GHz AMD Turion Dual-core RM-70 processor4GB ram320GB hard drive17" widescreen LED backlit LCD displayFull-size keyboard with 10-key keypad

Whether you’re looking for a laptop for casual gaming, or you've decided to

Product Specifications

Along with some of the newest advancements in mobile technology, Toshiba has given these Satellite laptops a whole new look too, including a brilliant high-gloss Fusion finish, attractive Horizon design, sleek flush-mounted touchpad and feather-touch CD/DVD control pad. It's all eyes on you! While you're going gaga over screen on this machine, get ready to be blown away by the sound too. These twin speakers intensify the drama and dialog of movies, provide concert-like listening, and add so much realism to games as well. Those who do a lot of typing or data entry (including accountants and other financial folks) are sure to smile considering what they can do on this full-size keyboard and 10-key pad. The answer is: more. Much more. Your smart phone and other portable electronics are thirsting for power. And with your Satellite P300 laptop series you can quench them easily, even when the machine is asleep. Just plug them into any one of four sleep-and-charge ports and watch for full bars. When you see the bright, crystal-clear image quality on this widescreen WXGA+ (1440 x 900) display you're likely to forget it's on a portable PC. Movies, games and business presentations will have your eyes glued to the screen. And you'll have more room for multitasking too.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):1.7hour(s)/7.6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in/10.5in/11.3in/11.4in/8.8in
Height:1.2in/1.5in/1.7in
Weight:3.2lbs/6.4lbs/7.1lbs/7.3lbs/7.5lbs/7.7lbs
Width:11.3in/14.3in/15.1in/15.7in/15.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in/16in/17.1in/17in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/40.6cm/43.2cm/43.4cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1366 x 768/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:A355-S6925/A355-S6926/A355-S6943/A355-SP7927R/A505-S6980/A605-P210/P305-S8814/P305-S8823/P305-S8825/P305-S8832/P305-S8838/P305-S8842/P305-S8854/P305-S8904/P305-S8909/P305-S8910/P305-S8915/P305-S8919/P305-S8920/P305-S8997E/P305D-S8818/P305D-S8819/P305D-S8828/P305D-S8829/P305D-S8834/P305D-S8900/P305D-S8903/P305D-S8995E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege/Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/533MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Cosmic black/Fusion finish with constellation black pattern/Fusion finish with horizon pattern/Fusion finish with sonic pattern in black onyx

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps/56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Multimedia Functionality

Radio Tuner Type:FM radio

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / 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/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/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g/802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32/64 bits)/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/2.13GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.66GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:AMD/Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P7450/RM-70/SU9400/T2370/T5550/T5750/T5800/T6400/T6600/T8100/T9550/TL-60/TL-62
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Turion 64 X2 mobile technology/Turion X2 mobile processor

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB/5GB/8GB
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

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:200GB/250GB/320GB/384GB/400GB/500GB/750GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650/ATI Radeon 3100/ATI Radeon X1250/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X3100