Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990
Source: PC World
Based on specs and speed, except for the 10/100 ethernet, the Satellite E305-S1900X is a killer all-purpose laptop. Ergonomically, it's not quite a slam dunk, though, so make sure you give it a thorough type-and-point test at the store before you buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Overall, the new Toshiba Satellite E305 is an absolutely good notebook albeit with somewhat crappy touchpad. Nonetheless, this issue is minor compared to the amazing design and other brilliant additions like wireless Display 2.0 technology, Blu-ray playback, USB 3.0, cool operating temperature, and a Sandy Bridge processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2011
The Toshiba Satellite E305 is without a doubt one of our favorite notebooks for 2011. The combination of features and extras come together to deliver an impressive overall package that is available to consumers at $900. Given everything that is included we would expect to see this notebook priced above $1,000 easily, but the Blue Label 3.0 notebooks once again deliver.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2011
There's no question Toshiba's Satellite E305 has a lot to offer: a striking aluminum body, Intel's easy-to-use Wireless Display 2.0 technology, Blu-ray playback, USB 3.0, cool operating temperature, and a Sandy Bridge processor more than powerful enough for everyday use. It's a crying shame, then, that something as basic as a touchpad could make this laptop stumble.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
Best Buy and Toshiba have done it again. For $899, the Satellite E305 delivers a good balance of Core i5 speed and endurance. The design isn't for everyone, but the backlit keyboard, Blu-ray drive, and bundled Wireless Display adapter all help justify the price tag. While gamers should look at systems with discrete graphics such as the ASUS U41Jf, overall the Satellite E305 is one of the best 14-inch laptops you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
For a few years now, Toshiba has been supplying a Best Buy-exclusive laptop as part of the retailer's Blue Label series, with a redesigned look that stands out from the rest of the Satellite pack. The Best Buy-exclusive Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X is a heck of a 14-inch laptop, offering a rock-solid combination of specs and design for a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
If you’re not sure what will sell, try asking your customers. (What a novel idea!) That’s what Best Buy did, and it resulted with the superb Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990X, a top-notch, low-price notebook chock-full of features and performance without the extras that can sometimes weigh a notebook down. The Satellite E305 pairs superb performance with a slick design to create one of the best thin-and-light laptops on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
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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.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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