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Toshiba Satellite P305D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 810 reviews of Toshiba Satellite P305D. 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 reliability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity. Comments about the battery and portability are different.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 604 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite P305D from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. Opinions about the touchpad and energy efficiency are different. There are some negative comments about the connectivity.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite A355-S6943 16.0-Inch LaptopToshiba Satellite A355-S6943 16.0-Inch Laptop

May, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

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,...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 review


You can't argue with a large-screen, value-priced laptop when it delivers good performance, and looks nice to boot. We appreciated the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6960 when we reviewed it in our 2009 back-to-school retail roundup , liking its...

Large screen, great speakers; excellent battery life.

Heavy; massive battery; no Bluetooth.

Good design and some really nice-sounding speakers round out the Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980, a very affordable mainstream laptop with excellent battery life for its size.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955 review


Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Back-to-School roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Ridiculously affordable; decent screen; handles streaming video well.

Slow, older CPU; thick and boxy; no Webcam.

While it's hard to argue with a $350 laptop, the underpowered L305-S5955 is, basically, a Netbook in a larger case, with slightly better video playback.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

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

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Toshiba Satellite L305D-5934 review:


Editors' note: This review is part of our Winter 2009 Retail Roundup , covering specific configurations of popular laptops that can be found in retail stores.

Attractive, if generic, design; multimedia controls.

Below-average performance; relatively short battery life; fingerprint prone; comparatively small connection assortment.

If you need a basic laptop, the Toshiba Satellite L305D-5934 is a respectable option, but a little more money will easily net you more computer.

Feb, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

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,...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875 review


Editors' note: August 8, 2008. We incorrectly identified the CPU as a Core 2 Duo T2390 for this laptop. It uses the older Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2390, which features 1MB of L2 cache and operates on a 533MHz frontside bus. Most Core 2 Duo...

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.

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.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba Satellite P305-S8825


The Toshiba Satellite P305-S8825 makes it easy to transition from a desktop to a laptop.

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

Weak processor. Needs bigger battery.

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Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Satellite P305 review: Toshiba Satellite P305


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.

Jun, 2008

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.


Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4000
Battery performance:4000
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):1.7hour(s)/7.6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

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


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Grey

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768

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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.759


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege/Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

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


Keyboard number of keys:104
Pointing device:Touchpad


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


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800


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


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

Multimedia Functionality

Radio Tuner Type:FM radio


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Non-operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:60G
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:1.0G
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:10G
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:0.5

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:24
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

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)
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

Other Features

Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65


64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/2.13GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.66GHz/2GHz
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T6500
Processor Number:P7450/RM-70/SU9400/T2370/T5550/T5750/T5800/T6400/T6600/T8100/T9550/TL-60/TL-62
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:Socket P
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Turion 64 X2 mobile technology/Turion X2 mobile processor

Processor special features

Processor ARK ID:39311
Processor code:SLGF4


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB/5GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:CODABAR (NW-7), Code 39, EAN13, Industrial 2/5, Interleaved 2/5, POSTNET, UPC-A, UPC-E
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009\nMicrosoft Office Home & Student 2007 Edition


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.4
Height (rear):1.55