Pros

  • Slick exterior and cool keyboard
  • Good value machine

Cons

  • Brief battery life
  • No fingerprint reader

At A Glance

Budget minders will like this sleek unit with good built-in speakers, but make sure an outlet's close by.

Manufacturer’s Description

Starting at six pounds, the 15.4-inch diagonal widescreen Toshiba Satellite A305-S6864 [PSAGCU-02Q015] laptop is well suited for your ambitious Multitasking efforts. The Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and capabilities of an ExpressCard slot and expanded USB ports, backed by a large hard drive for high end workloads, increases the systems overall functionality while providing optimal Storage capacity. With Harman Kardon Stereo speakers you get fatter Bass tones and crisper more penetrating highs. If you love your music, immerse yourself in gaming action, and really get into good movie, these speakers are for you. A six CD/DVD control media keypad, and a DVD SuperMulti drive start you off on a multimedia adventure. Make the most of with the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6864 affordable laptop with wireless 802.11N.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PSAGCU-02Q015
Inventory Number 32111
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Processor speed 2260.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Vertical Resolution 800
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 883974117659
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.3 inches
Depth 10.5 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 7.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Included Software
  • Ulead DVD Movie Factory
  • MS Works 9
  • Toshiba SoftwareUtilities
  • Norton 360.
  • PowerCinema
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Other Hardware
  • ESATA.
  • VGA
  • HDMI
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 91.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 2:00:40 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 292.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 371.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 246.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 434.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 678.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 245.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 541.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 65.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 45.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 390.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0