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Toshiba Satellite U305 Laptop computer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Toshiba Satellite U305 Laptop computer. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite U305 Laptop computer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite U305 Laptop computer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite U305 Laptop computer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad.

performance, portability, price, usability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite U305-S2804 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)Toshiba Satellite U305-S2804 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Satellite U305-S5127

 

Store-bought fare doesn't get much better than the Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127. It's a preconfigured retail-only Windows Vista Home Premium laptop that hits all the right notes for good portable computing: light heft, bright screen, nice price, and...

Bright screen Fantastic battery life

Small mouse buttons Slow-working volume wheel

Light, parsimonious in its battery consumption, and handsome to boot, the Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127 sells itself

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127

 

This stylish 13.3-inch notebook boasts extra-long battery life and plenty of features for an affordable price. So what's not to like?

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Satellite U305 Review

 

The optical drive in particular is quite thin yet still remains very sturdy. The optical drive (manufactured by LG and similar to drives used in some Lenovo notebooks) is actually as good or better in terms of build quality than some drives we've seen...

Reasonably thin and light for a 13.3" notebook ; Nice screen ; Solid selection of ports ; Thin yet durable optical drive ; Plenty of storage space for media files

Way too much keyboard flex ; Bad touchpad buttons ; Average performance ; Plastics used in construction feel thin in some places ; Poor speakers for a compact media notebook

Bottom line, the Toshiba Satellite U300/U305 is an excellent notebook in the 13.3" display class. Although it lacks the horsepower for serious gaming and might not have the best keyboard and touchpad it is one of the nicer budget portables of 2007

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (justechn.com)

Review: Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097 13.3 inch Notebook PC

 

I was looking for a small laptop recently. I had several requirements like, it had to have a full size keyboard, and it had to be as small as possible. I picked up the Toshiba U305-S5097 because it fits both those requirements and it was on sale.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Rick Broida (computershopper.com)

Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097 Laptop Review and Ratings

 

The thin-and-light Toshiba Satellite U305-S5097 packs more style than your average budget notebook, but its sluggish performance and so-so battery life hold it back.

Slim, light, and attractive ; Affordably priced ; Built-in Webcam

Low-end performance ; Webcam doesn't rotate ; RAM difficult to upgrade ; Weak-sounding speakers ; Mediocre battery life

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best Laptop for the best.

 

Great Laptop!

very fast....the 2GB works well with windows vista. I have been looking around for weeks and I decided to go with this and I am very very happy with my choice. 13.3 inch screen is really nice , I can fit it in my backpack and it is very light. It also...

it has the worst speakers. But most laptops have bad speakers anyways so I will just buy some new speakers for it. Not a big deal

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

GREAT BUY!!!!

 

Buy two of them, it's worth more than it's weight in gold.

Fast fast fast fast fast fast fast fast fast fast...oh... and it's fast. Lighting with a LCD screen. Love it

No complaints

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Reivew of Toshiba Satellite U305-S7448

 

The Toshiba Satellite U305-S7448 model laptop is the batter laptop to another laptop. Because it have 2GB storage hard drive. I sine this laptop to five month ago, and I don't forget it anyway. Its have also Display Size: Graphics Processor Vendor:...

Evrything

NO

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

my lovely laptop

 

I was looking for a portable notebook that I carry with me in the office every day. My previous laptop is a 15-inch, making my arm and pain in the back after a day lugging around. This model is not really light as I had wanted, but it is certainly...

run faster with many programs running

poor quality of the camera

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

I love this laptop

 

I bought this abt 6 mths ago for 1000 bucks and it is my first laptop. It's small, and looks good. I love the in built webcam and fingerprint reader :) The only problem is that it could get too hot if kept on an uneven surface that does not let the air...

It weighs less and is convenient to carry around.

It gets too hot sometimes

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

The Satellite U305-S2816 provides an ideal mix of performance, design and price to offer students, families and mobile professionals a computing solution that is ergonomic, aesthetically pleasing and powerful. The Satellite features a widescreen TruBrite display. Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor provides Toshiba's high-end, thin-and-light consumer notebook with ample strength for powering the most demanding applications, while consuming less energy to empower users to accomplish more with greater efficiency. By sporting the latest draft 802.11n wireless protocol, the Satellite U305-S2816 offers transfer speeds up to five times faster than the previous 802.11g standard. Through this wireless protocol users can take advantage of an expanded wireless range, and the ability to download and upload large files with greater speed.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:1.3in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:12.2in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Latin America/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:U305-S2804/U305-S2806/U305-S2812/U305-S2816/U305-S5077/U305-S5097/U305-S5107/U305-S5127/U305-S57402/U305-S7448/U305-S7449/U305-S7467/U305-S7477/U305-SP2808/U305-SP5017
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

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

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic blue/Onyx blue metallic/Onyx blue metallic / Titanium silver/White pearl

Modem

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

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/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)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/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)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/4x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/1.86GHz/1.8GHz/2.1GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2080/T2130/T2310/T5300/T5450/T5550/T7100/T7250/T8100
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950/Intel GMA X3100