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Toshiba Satellite A105 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 342 reviews of Toshiba Satellite A105 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and battery, and some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Toshiba Satellite A105 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite A105 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite A105 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance. The screen is also appreciated.

screen, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brand New 15.4 WXGA Glossy Laptop LCD Screen For Toshiba Satellite A105-S171Brand New 15.4 WXGA Glossy Laptop LCD Screen For Toshiba Satellite A105-S171

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite A105 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite A105 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the portability, and there are some less positive views about the battery and reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, screen

durability, reliability, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite A105-S2201 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC (Intel Celeron M Processor 420, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD SuperMulti Drive)Toshiba Satellite A105-S2201 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC (Intel Celeron M Processor 420, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD SuperMulti Drive)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127 All-Purpose Laptop

 

This retail-only, all-purpose laptop slips into a backpack or briefcase and has a bright screen and fantastic battery life.

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 : Andrew Gruen (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite A105 review

 

The Toshiba Satellite A105 is a no-frills media center laptop at a rock-bottom price. Though competing 15.4-inch wide-screen notebooks, such as the Lenovo 3000 N100 , the Dell Inspiron E1505 , and the Micro Express EL80 , all offer either slightly...

Inexpensive; dedicated multimedia controls; decent speakers; runs on Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Display resolution is low for its size; small keyboard with relocated Windows key; small touch pad; no remote control.

The Toshiba Satellite A105 combines Windows XP Media Center Edition with an inexpensive starting price and decent performance, making it a good entry-level media center laptop.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite A105-S361

 

On our SYSmark 2004 SE benchmark tests, the Satellite and the dv4000 were also very close rivals, with the Satellite narrowly edging out the dv4000 on the SYSmark overall score (153 versus 151). Both of these scores are good, signifying that both...

Plenty of hard drive space. Slim design for a 15.4-inch form factor. Great-looking screen

Poor battery life. Discrete graphics not available

The Toshiba Satellite A105-S361 is ideal for multimedia lovers, and the slim form factor doesn't hog your desk space. Unfortunately, its subpar battery life may keep you tethered to your desk.

Expert review by : Rich Malloy (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite A105-S4284

 

The Satellite A105-S4284 is a solid dual-core budget system that doesn't thrill, but can get the job done.

Excellent battery endurance • Rugged design • Small footprint

Uneven screen brightness • Tiny keyboard • Tablet functionality costs more

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite A105-S361

 

A reasonably priced multimedia performer with short battery life.

Bright glossy display Very good speakers • Dual-layer, multi-format DVD burner • Instant-on DVD and CD playback

Short battery life

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Can't Beat It At This Price

 

There isn't anything that isn't a pro... decent Cpu, good amount of RAM, nice storage capacity, and a great price point... was purchased as a gift, and the person using it loves it...

none

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Quality on the cheap

 

The note book is light weight and has a very nice screen; plenty bright. The large capacity hard drive is also a big plus

Battery life is decent, but could be better. I got 3 hours battery life watching movies and surfing the web. Luckily there is a higher capacity battery availible for it from Toshiba

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Incredible laptop

 

so many cool features, why oh why don't they advertise all this cool stuff!!! Pleasant surprise!

WOW, fast, reliable, very quick on internet and installs/downloads. Plays games and dvds very well, no lag time at all ; Has built in scrolling function in mouse pad that isn't advertised which is a huge bonus, really makes the touch pad more feasable....

absolutly NONE!! BUY IT

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice little Laptop

 

I bought this the day before Toshiba released their laptops with the CoreDuo and CoreSolo CPU's and I like what I got for what I paid. I know this laptop deserves better than the 1 egg reviews that I read.

1)It's portable ; 2)15.4" Widscreen ; 3)Wi-Fi antenna switch to save battery power ; 4)Some of the Toshiba utilites are more helpful than the Windows utilites that do the same thing

A little setup work required to get it running as I'd like it. (This would be required for any preconfigured notebook) Touchpad has "touchzones" in each corner and on the far right and bottom (to scroll) took a little getting used to. I stopped most...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Laptop works ok

 

Major problem wireless card too cheap. Cannot get a signal over 45 out of the 200 Mbs I have. Doesn't do video or streaming for s***!

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

The Satellite A105 is value priced with technology you'll value. There's big memory for all your mp3s, work, picture and video files. Plus a 15.4" diagonal WXGA display with TruBrite technology that adds the WOW factor to games and movies. A DVD SuperMulti drive adds media flexibility. There's also Express Media Player, which lets you enjoy your DVDs and CDs without waiting. And thanks to integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN technology you work and play totally on the move. No more searching for phone jacks, network cables, or plugging in special cards. You're easily connected via wireless LAN networks in your home, office, and in wireless LAN hotspots at airports, hotels and coffee shops.

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4.97
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):1.5hour(s)/1.7hour(s)/2.4hour(s)/2.5hour(s)/2.7hour(s)/2hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Camera

Front camera:Y
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product color:Black
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5in/8.9in
Height:1.3in/1.5in
Weight:4.6lbs/6.2lbs/6lbs
Width:12.2in/14.2in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in/15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R5
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Latin America/United States
Localization:Spanish
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:A105-S101/A105-S1013/A105-S171/A105-S1712/A105-S2001/A105-S2011/A105-S2021/A105-S2031/A105-S2051/A105-S2061/A105-S2081/A105-S2101/A105-S2111/A105-S2131/A105-S2141/A105-S2194/A105-S2201/A105-S2236/A105-S2712/A105-S2713/A105-S2716/A105-S2717/A105-S361/A105-S3611/A105-S4001/A105-S4004/A105-S4012/A105-S4014/A105-S4034/A105-S4054/A105-S4064/A105-S4074/A105-S4084/A105-S4092/A105-S4094/A105-S4102/A105-S4104/A105-S4114/A105-S4132/A105-S4134/A105-S4184/A105-S4201/A105-S4204/A105-S4214/A105-S4244/A105-S4254/A105-S4274/A105-S4284/A105-S4324/A105-S4334/A105-S4344/A105-S4364/A105-S4384/A105-S4547/A105-SP4041/A105-SP4051/A105-SP4072/U305-S5087/U305-S7432/U305-SP5028/U305-SP5077
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

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

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz/667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Mist gray/Onyx blue/Onyx blue metallic/Onyx blue metallic / Titanium silver/Peacock blue/Smart indigo/Sunlight copper
Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps/56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-RW read speed:16
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x/24x (CD)/4x/4x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD)/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Basic/Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005/Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.46GHz/1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.7GHz/1.83GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:A8-6410
Processor boost frequency:2.4
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:A8-6410
Processor Number:380/390/410/420/430/520/740/760/T1300/T1350/T2050/T2130/T2250/T2300/T2310/T2350/T2400/T5200/T5300/T5500
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core/Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:1.5GB/1GB/256MB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB/4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 months warranty

Software

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 8.1
Trial software:McAfee, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:750

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/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:100GB/120GB/160GB/200GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable/Windows Vista Premium Ready

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon Xpress 200M/Intel GMA 900/Intel GMA 950/Intel GMA X3100/NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.6
Height:1.3
Weight:5.91
Width:16.3