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Toshiba Satellite X205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and design. The screen and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the touchpad and reliability.

performance, price, screen, design, portability

reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite X205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 44 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite X205 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

value for money, screen, performance, usability, keyboard


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite C670-17L 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)Toshiba Satellite L775-119 17.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2410M, RAM 4GB, HDD 640GB, Windows7 Home Premium, Onkyo speakers, Bluetooth)Toshiba Satellite C670D-108 17.3 inch (AMD E350, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, Windows7 Home Premium)

Consumer review by: review summary for Toshiba Satellite X205


alaTest has collected and analyzed 484 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite X205 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

performance, value for money, screen, design, sound

reliability, touchpad, connectivity

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite L675-S7108 17.3-Inch LED Laptop (Grey)Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 15.6" Laptop (Fusion Finish in Mercury Silver) Windows 8 / 640GB HDD / 6GB DDR3 RAM / DVD-SuperMulti drive / HDMI / WebcaToshiba Satellite X205-S9349 17-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100, 2 GB RAM, 240 GB Hard DRive, HD SuperMulti DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

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Review Toshiba Satellite C855-2J4 Notebook


Update in gray. The Toshiba Satellite C855-2J4 is a 15.6-inch ent

Number pad; Pleasant touchpad surface; Display with ample contrast; CPU clock speed remains at maximum during the stress test; 1 TB HDD and 8 GB RAM

Many glossy surfaces; Single USB 3.0 port; No Gigabit LAN; Glossy display; Fairly short battery life

That Toshiba still only includes a single USB 3.0 port.


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Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542


How little can you get away with spending on a midsize 15-inch laptop? According to Toshiba, it's $399, the price of the 15.6-inch Satellite C655-S5542.

The Toshiba Satellite C655 is about as inexpensive as a 15-inch laptop can get while having all the basics, but it's still faster than some AMD laptops.

The bottom-of-the-barrel Celeron processor offers nearly Netbook-level performance, and the plastic body makes this feel like a throwaway laptop. It also lacks an HDMI port.

If you're still considering an Intel Celeron processor for a midsize laptop in 2012, the Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542 at least turns on and lets you surf the Web, if slowly.

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Toshiba Satellite A665-S5176 Review


Toshiba recently released a refresh of the popular Satellite A665 notebook with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and graphics. Is the new A665 a worthwhile upgrade to last year's laptop? Keep reading to find out.

Blu-ray drive ; Great keyboard ; USB 3.0

No ExpressCard slot ; Weak screen protection ; Mixed performance compared to older models

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Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review


Desktop replacement notebooks may pull together the computing experience with more of a nod to portability than the average PC tower, but there's also a price sacrifice to be made if you want the same crunching abilities. Into this hotly contested...

The Satellite L675D-S7022 makes a very good argument for the case that there’s such a thing as too much cost-cutting. We can forgive the notebook its moderate performance and disappointing battery life, but Toshiba’s choice of sub-1080p display on a...

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Review of the Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4


This rig has some gaming gusto but is priced too high for the performance it offers.

Beautiful display, Loaded with ports, Lots of storage space, Harman Kardon speakers

Cheaper gaming laptops perform just as well, HD DVD instead of Blu-ray

At $2,199, the Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 offers decent performance, but its scores were so close to the much more affordable Gateway P-6831FX that we're hard-pressed to recommend it. For $850 less you get comparable gaming scores (better on some...

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Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4


The Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 is an attractively priced SLI gaming laptop that should bring new gaming talent out of the woodwork.

Appeals to budget gamers. SLI configuration. Copious amount of RAM. Fast-spinning hard drives. Six USB ports. Sporting a new Penryn processor.

Cumbersome-looking. Small battery.

The Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 may not have performance bragging rights, but the reasonable price tag should bring new gaming talent out of the woodwork.

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Toshiba Satellite X205-SLI4 Review


Despite its best multimedia intentions, Toshiba's X205-SLi4 notebook is always now going to be criticized for having an HD-DVD drive rather than Blu-Ray; but is this a single chink in its vast armor, or a sign of disappointment to come? SlashGear...

That leaves the biggest problem of all: can we recommend the X205 SLi4 when one of its headline features – high-definition video playback – is dependent on technology we all now know is being dropped? While there’s no doubting that the rest of the...

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Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3 Review


All game benchmarks were done during actual in-game play for 60 seconds. All FPS are rounded to the nearest tenth

Overall, the effectiveness of SLI technology is hit or miss. While it has plenty of potential as seen in Quake Wars: Enemy Territory and 3DMark06, the difference simply does not add up on the whole. One-third of the games I tested did not show any gain...

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Satellite X205-S9359


This big multimedia notebook is for on-the-go gamers and TV fans. The Toshiba Satellite X205-S9359 handles 3D shooters with aplomb, plus it comes bundled with an add-on TV tuner and remote control for watching shows. For work, productivity applications...

Dual hard drives Four built-in speakers

Heavy total weight Unimpressive battery life

If you're looking for a mainstream or inexpensive notebook, the X205-S9359 will be too much bang for too many bucks. But if a strong gaming notebook that can also feed your TV addiction and comes with Microsoft Word and Excel sounds like the ideal...

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Toshiba Satellite X205-S9359


Don't let its looks deceive you. The Satellite X205-S9359 is one powerful gaming ring.

Product Specifications

The Satellite X205 is action at your fingertips for hard-core gaming in one sleek designed notebook, with eye-popping views from the 17" diagonal WXGA+ or WSXGA+ TruBrite widescreen display. One-touch launch of the Dual Mode Pad and you face off in full throttle mode with Intel Centrino Duo processor technology. Top-of-the-line NVIDIA SLI Dual GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 512MB dedicated video RAM (select models), provides uncompromising gaming stamina. Connect to a plasma TV in High Definition, courtesy of the HDMI connector with support for up to 1080i and 5.1 surround sound. Amp up the audio with four built-in Harman Kardon speakers with one subwoofer when hordes of beings raid your planet. Dual 120GB or 160GB hard drives, as well as upgraded 1GB LAN connectivity for faster transfer rates provide an uninterrupted thrill-packed adventure. Burn, rip and store more multimedia files with the HD DVD-ROM with DVD Super Multi drive and play HD DVD movies.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/4MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Remote control / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz


Color:Flare carmine


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

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV/Digital TV


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

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/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/1.8GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5550/T5750/T7100/T7250/T7300/T7500/T8100/T8300/T9300
Type:Core 2 Duo


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:240GB/250GB/320GB/400GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT/NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT