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Toshiba Satellite A305 Series

Toshiba Satellite A305DProcessor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 59.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 43%, features: - %, display: 80%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Satellite A305D

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite A305DNotebook: Toshiba Satellite A305D
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite A305 (Series)

Average Score: 59.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

61% Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848
Source: CNet English
With a shiny black case and smart silver pinstripes, the $749 Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 features the upscale design found on the more-expensive 13-inch Satellite we reviewed earlier this year. It also incorporates the company's cool new Sleep and Charge feature, which lets you charge USB devices even when the laptop is shut down. The midsize Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 offers a high-end design and decent feature set, but you can get better performance for the same (or less) money.
6.1 von 10, Preis gut, Mobilität gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 61% price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 80%
58% Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6835
Source: CNet English
Toshiba's Satellite brand has long played second-fiddle to the company's excellent Qosmio multimedia systems. But the updated Satellite line has a whole new look and feel, with a shiny metallic sheen and a clever new Sleep-and-Charge feature, which lets you charge USB devices even if the laptop is powered off. Toshiba rolls out its new Satellite look to the basic 15-inch AMD-powered Satellite A305D, but others offer more for the same $999.
5.8 von 10, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 50%
Toshiba A305D Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The AMD-based Toshiba Satellite A305D is built off a good platform that it also shares with the Intel A305, but the small price cut doesn't make up for the huge loss in performance. For saving roughly $200 you go from a capable gaming machine with dual hard drives and an extended battery, to a budget configuration notebook. If the price was about $300 or $400 dollars less than it is now I would be all over it considering how much I love this design, but the retail price of $1,000 is asking way too much.
Display gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2008
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80%

 

Comment

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.

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

ATI Radeon Xpress X1250: It is an onboard graphic chip, implemented on AMD M690G. Sometimes, it is also called Mobility Radeon X1250. It is based on X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex pipelines. It hardly suited for players.

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


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.

TL-64:

In 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 2.0 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

2.7 kg:


59.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)