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Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Average Score: 64.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 81%, features: 78%, display: 80% mobility: 88%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127

79% Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Source: PC World English
Store-bought fare doesn't get much better than the Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127. It's a preconfigured retail-only Windows Vista Home Premium laptop that hits all the right notes for good portable computing: light heft, bright screen, nice price, and great battery life. It's all there. Even so-so speed and a slightly imperfect keyboard do little to mar the gotta-have-it vibe. This glossy black, $1350 (as of 10/24/07) all-purpose laptop weighs 4.9 pounds and has a small but very bright 13.3-inch 1280-by-800 screen. The display was so bright that I suspected new LED technology at work in the background, but it is in fact a 250-NIT LCD (an above-average brightness spec) combined with TruBrite technology.
(von 100): 79, Leistung 82, Ausstattung 78, Preis/Leistung günstig, Display gut, Mobilität ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80% performance: 82% features: 78% display: 80% mobility: 95%
50% Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Source: Laptop Mag English
This stylish 13.3-inch notebook boasts extra-long battery life and plenty of features for an affordable price. So what's not to like? From the new Apple MacBook to the Dell XPS M1330, the 13.3-inch notebooks we've seen lately are smaller and thinner than ever but still manage to match the functionality and performance of bigger notebooks. Armed with a Santa Rosa processor and Turbo Memory, Toshiba's 13.3-inch Satellite U305-S5127 has plenty of promise. In addition to mobility, it offers students and road warriors outstanding battery life and strong wireless performance for a fair price. But when it comes to multimedia playback and reliable hardware, the U305 stumbles. The U305's Onyx Blue Metallic lid is sleek, as is its Titanium Silver interior. Above the keyboard are six multimedia buttons, including Stop, Play/Pause, and Forward and Back, as well as launch buttons for Toshiba's DVD Player and Internet Explorer.
2.5 von 5, Mobilität gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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 Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display 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, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 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.


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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64.5%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Getac 9213
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» HP Voodoo ENVY133
Core 2 Duo SP7500
» Dell Inspiron 1318
Pentium Dual Core T2390
» Dell Inspiron 13
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Toshiba Satellite U400
Core 2 Duo T5550
» Toshiba Portégé M800
Core 2 Duo T5750
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Toshiba Satellite U405
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Dell Vostro 1310
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» Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Core 2 Duo T9300
» Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Toshiba Satellite U300-134
Core 2 Duo T5450
» Medion MD96544
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Core 2 Duo T7500
» MSI Megabook PR300
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Toshiba Satellite U300
Core 2 Duo T5450

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Getac B300
Core 2 Duo L7500, 3.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Core 2 Duo L7100, 1.51 kg
» Apple MacBook Air
Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.37 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 4.1 kg
» HP Compaq 610
Core 2 Duo T5870, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Chiligreen X7
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Medion E5214
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus X58L
Celeron M 575, 15.6", 2.8 kg

 

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2007-11-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)