Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Source: PC World Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
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There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
64.5%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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