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Toshiba Satellite E205 Series

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980Processor: Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.4kg
Price: 750, 990 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 77%, features: 78%, display: 80%
mobility: 45%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

 

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904Notebook: Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite E205-S1904 (Model)

Average Score: 75.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Toshiba Satellite e205 Blue Label Notebook Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
The Toshiba Satellite e205 is a pretty amazing notebook. Most of the issues I discovered during my use were minor and don’t 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. There’s 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, it’ll do that too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
50% Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
Source: PC World English
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%
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 WiDi Laptop Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
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%
80% Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
Source: PC Mag English
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%
Toshiba Satellite E205 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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%
80% Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
Source: CNet English
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%
88% Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%
80% Toshiba Satellite E205-S190
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

 

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980Notebook: Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 990 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980 is a competent 14-inch mainstream laptop, equipped with good processing power, battery life, and a backlit keyboard, but it's only worth buying if the price drops significantly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980
Source: CNet English

Back at the beginning of 2010, one of our favorite laptop surprises was the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904. Toshiba's holiday update of one of our favorite laptops, the Satellite E205, adds graphics and WiMax, but its higher price and lack of other new features prevent it from being a standout at the end of 2010


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 50%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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


Intel Core i5:

430M:

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.

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


74%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)