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Toshiba Satellite E305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Toshiba Satellite E305. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The price and keyboard are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the touchpad and durability.

performance, keyboard, price, battery, design

durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Toshiba Satellite E305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Toshiba Satellite E305 (S1990)


Now in its third year, Best Buy's Blue Label program is something of a time capsule for fickle consumer tastes. Being the behemoth that it is, the retail giant hands PC makers a wishlist of specs, design flourishes, and aggressive price points -- all...

Good specs for the money ; Intel Wireless Display 2.0 ; Two-year warranty

Imprecise trackpad ; Keys have a cheap, plasticy finish ; Low-resolution webcam

May, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990 Review


Best Buy and Toshiba have done it again. For $899, the Satellite E305 delivers a good balance of Core i5 speed and endurance. The design isn't for everyone, but the backlit keyboard, Blu-ray drive, and bundled Wireless Display adapter all help justify...

Fast performance, Backlit keyboard, Blu-ray drive included, Long battery life

Lackluster graphics, Keyboard has some flex

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X Review


The new Toshiba E305 is a Best Buy exclusive laptop with a 14-inch screen and a street price around $900. Packed with an Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and a Blu-ray drive, is this the next great family PC? Keep...

Good performance ; Backlit keyboard ; Blu-ray drive

Cheap feel to construction ; No discrete graphics option ; Integrated touchpad buttons don't work well

May, 2011

Expert review by: CNET (

Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990


The Best Buy-exclusive Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X is a heck of a 14-inch laptop, offering a rock-solid combination of specs and design for a reasonable price.

A standout keyboard and touch pad, solid specs, Blu-ray drive, and Intel Wireless Display make the Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X stand out from the pack--and as a bonus, the retail bundle includes the necessary Netgear box for Wi-Di

The E305 lacks dedicated graphics, and its Webcam isn't HD

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (

Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X


Intel's Wireless Display 2.0 (WiDi 2.0) technology and WiMAX are also bundled as part of the Blue Label program. WiDi 2 allows the laptop to connect to an HDTV, wirelessly, and the laptop comes bundled with the Netgear Push2TV HD (PTV2000) receiver (a...

Blu-ray drive included. Excellent typing experience. Backlit keyboard. WiDi 2.0. WiMAX. Comes with Netgear receiver. Fast Core i5 processor. Big 67WH battery yielded over six hours of battery life. Reasonably priced

Clickpad was non-responsive at times. Design is a bit behind in the times

The Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X is part of Best Buy's Blue Label program, which comes with luxuries such as a backlit keyboard, Blu-ray drive, the latest wireless technologies, and very good battery life.


Expert review by: Sean Ludwig (

Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X


If you're not sure what will sell, try asking your customers. (What a novel idea!) That's what Best Buy did, and it resulted with the superb Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X, a top-notch, low-price notebook chock-full of features and performance without...

Excellent performance, battery life ; Blu-ray drive ; Backlit keyboard ; Supports WiMAX, WiDi ; Two-year warranty

Flat-sounding speakers ; Noisy fan ; Some annoying alerts

The Satellite E305 pairs superb performance with a slick design to create one of the best thin-and-light laptops on the market.

Apr, 2011