Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 (Satellite E205 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 750 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
The Toshiba Satellite e205 is a pretty amazing notebook. Most of the issues I discovered during my use were minor and dont take away from the fact that this is a powerful notebook that is perfect for college students. It would be great if the notebook had all-day battery life, but given all you can do it is acceptable. Theres no denying that the wireless streaming is an incredibly cool feature and one that really makes the device. If you love to consume media online, on your notebook and on your HDTV then the e205 is perfect for you. If you find yourself editing a clip for YouTube or touching up a few photos, itll do that too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
Source: PC World
The Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 all-purpose laptop, currently a Best Buy exclusive priced at just under $900 (as of March 17, 2010), offers some nifty features, such as the option to connect the laptop's display to your HDTV wirelessly through an HDMI-equipped peripheral. On its own, the Satellite E205-S1904 is an average laptop, but its Wireless Display capability is pretty cool.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 72% features: 78%
Source: Hot Hardware
We enjoyed using the E205 and could easily envision it becoming our go-to laptop when we are out and about, if it weren't for the disappointing battery life--which for us is a deal breaker. We also would have liked to see built-in Bluetooth, support for Ethernet Gigabit, and better-sounding speakers. The E205 offers a decent balance between performance, price, and features--as well as a nifty new technology--but we can't help thinking that one too many compromises went into its crowd-sourced design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: PC Mag
It's hard to contain my excitement every time a laptop maker takes a plain-looking laptop and showcases an exciting new technology. Case in point: the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 ($999 list). The Toshiba E205-S1904 is a speedy one, created under the direction of, and sold exclusively by, Best Buy. The Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 is budding with potential, thanks to a backlit keyboard, Core i5 processing, and Intel's WiDi technology.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Toshiba Satellite E205 is one of the nicest 14-inch consumer notebooks we have reviewed in a while. It offers an excellent modern design, a great color scheme, and very useful features. Wireless technology has come a long way in the past few years with Wireless USB usually being mentioned the most. Unlike Wireless USB, Intel Wireless Display actually works very well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
At this year's CES, one of the technologies that captured our interest was Intel's Wireless Display technology, or WiDi. Presented as a simple plug-and-play way of transmitting a laptop's video signal to any TV with the help of a small Netgear-made box, WiDi presents a tempting solution to the often messy methods currently available to those who want to get their Hulu on the big screen. As one of the first laptops to feature Intel's Wireless Display technology, the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 is a slim, fast, and affordable package for mainstream users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
Toshiba's Satellite E205-S1904 is a stylish 14.1-inch notebook that offers a surprising amount of cutting-edge technology given its low price ($899, at the time of our testing). This Core i5–powered unit, available exclusively at Best Buy stores, is an excellent general-purpose notebook with a bonus sure to appeal to HDTV owners: It's one of the first to support Intel's Wireless Digital (WiDi) technology, which sends video wirelessly to a receiver you can connect to your HDTV. Wireless video support makes the E205 work well with your entertainment center. Plus, this laptop is fast and feature-packed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88%
Source: Laptop Mag
This stylish and innovative notebook offers strong performance and can wirelessly stream high-def video to your TV. Toshiba and Best Buy did a lot of things right with the Satellite E205. For a reasonable $899 users get a sleek, futuristic notebook and strong performance, backed by Intel’s new Core i5 processor. The integration of Intel’s Wireless Display technology, complete with Netgear’s TV adapter box, make this 14-inch notebook particularly compelling.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
75.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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