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Toshiba Satellite U305

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U305Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U305
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
Price: euro
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: 70%, display: 80% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U305

71% Toshiba Satellite U305 (Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 200GB HDD, Vista Home Premium)
Source: CNet English
There's a lot to like about the Satellite U305, Toshiba's entry into the fast-growing field of 13.3-inch laptops. Its display size effectively balances readability and portability, and its screen finish provides bright, vibrant images without distracting reflections. Its wide case provides plenty of room for a comfortable keyboard and most of the ports a home user will need. When it comes to performance, the $1,349 U305-S5127 we tested proved it could handle the multitasking that's typical to home use, and its nine-cell battery posted one of the highest battery scores we've seen. Our primary complaints about the Satellite U305 relate to its design; at 1.5 inches thick, it's a bit chunkier than other 13.3-inch laptops. And its case features annoyingly large Toshiba branding.
(von 10): 7.1, Leistung 7, Mobilität 9, Ausstattung 7, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90%
Toshiba Satellite U305 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Toshiba Satellite U300/U305 series is a new 13.3" widescreen notebook that weighs in at just 4.6 pounds and packs solid Intel Core 2 Duo performance and big hard drives with plenty of storage space. Add to that a thin integrated DVD SuperMulti drive, webcam, and fingerprint reader and this notebook starts looking even better. Is Toshiba justified in calling the U305 "the ideal concentration of performance and design?" Let's take a look. The Toshiba U305 is an impressive portable notebook that is handicapped by a few minor issues. The quality 13.3" glossy display, thin and light lines, sizeable hard drive, good battery life and a good selection of ports help provide a solid foundation for a portable powerhouse. The Core 2 Duo processor and plenty of available RAM likewise give the system an impressive backbone for performance. However, integrated graphics, limited selection of processors, and too much bloatware prevent the U300 and U305 notebooks from offering jaw-dropping performance. The keyboard and touchpad issues also make the notebook feel less refined than it could be.
Leistung mäßig, Mobilität gut, Display gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2007
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%

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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71%: 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 (Update: 2012-05-26)