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Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and performance are overall positive. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the value for money, and some have doubts about the touchpad and build quality.

keyboard, battery, design, performance, screen

build quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Toshiba Satellite E305


A Best Buy exclusive, the Toshiba Satellite E305 packs in a ton of fun features and lasts a long time on a charge.

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...

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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

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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


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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.


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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.