Toshiba NB305-105


Toshiba NB305-105Notebook: Toshiba NB305-105 (NB305 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 70.92% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 59%, features: 63%, display: 60% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Toshiba NB305-105

Toshiba's NB305, the big brand's new miniature marvel
Source: PC Authority English
It's a fine figure of a netbook: textured channels sweep across the matte white lid, and there's a shiny silver hinge gleaming at its edge. Open it up and you'll see a pinstriped white pattern surrounding the glossy display, contrasting nicely with the all-grey keyboard beneath. The new wedge design makes it noticeably more sleek and streamlined than its predecessor too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: price: 83% performance: 33% features: 83% mobility: 83%
70% Toshiba NB305-105 review
Source: Techradar English
Toshiba's NB200 netbook stood out with its fantastic usability and sharp, vibrant screen and is now followed by the NB305-105, another worthy entry to the bustling netbook market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba NB305 review
Source: CNet English
The netbook  market is saturated, with nearly every laptop maker offering its own troupe of ultra-portable machines. Toshiba's 10.1-inch NB305 is one of the better examples. It's available now for around £320. The first thing to note about the NB305 is that it's sleeker than its predecessor, the NB200, thanks to a smaller motherboard and Intel's diminutive Atom N450 processor. The Toshiba NB305 is a thoroughly respectable machine. Its performance is fairly typical for a netbook, but it offers long battery life, a good keyboard, and a robust and attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Toshiba NB305
Source: ITP English
However, the Toshiba stands apart from other netbooks because of its stellar looks and overall finish. The NB305's contrasting mocha brown lid and silver/gray keyboard give it a premium look and in hand, the Toshiba just feels solidly built. There's minimal flex when you hold the machine from one of its edges, the LCD's hinges feel solid and offer decent resistance and both keyboard and trackpad are a pleasure to use. A great looking netbook but its performance won’t blow you away purely because it lacks sufficient RAM.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80%
80% Toshiba NB305 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Toshiba's latest isn't the cheapest netbook available, but it is one of the most stylish, apart from deluxe beauties like the Nokia Booklet 3G, and it's much cheaper than that. It's decently powered, with exceptional battery life and a very comfortable-to-use keyboard -an aspect sometimes undervalued in a netbook until you spend your first day's frantic typing on it. Little extras like the hard drive protection and easy webcam program make it that bit more enticing, if the great looks didn't have you at hello. Excellent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Design hat seinen Preis
Source: Mobile News German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test: Toshiba NB 305 - Qualitative Schönheit?
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 80%
87% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 77% display: 84% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 96%
Source: iX Magazin - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: display: 50%
37% Toshiba NB305-105 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 37% price: 40% performance: 55% features: 43% display: 36% mobility: 37%
70% Toshiba NB305-105
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
73% Mobilitätsgarantie
Source: PC Magazin - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80%
80% Toshiba NB305-105
Source: PC Self Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
65% Toshiba Mini NB305-105 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
65% Toshiba Mini NB305-105 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
65% Toshiba Mini NB305-105 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews

70.92%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)