Toshiba Satellite E305 Review: Touchpad Lets it Down

By Jamie Pert - May 9, 2011

Recently the guys over at Engadget got their hands on the Toshiba Satellite E305 (S1990) for a in-depth review, in our article we will highlight some of the main points raised, however if you want to read the fully detailed article check out this link.

After testing out the E305 Engadget scored it 7/10, they were happy with its operating temperature, stylish aluminium design, USB 3.0 connectivity, Blu-ray playback, Intel Wireless Display 2.0 technology and powerful Intel Sandy Bridge processor, however a few imperfections spoiled things.

There were two main problems with this model, firstly the touchpad was said to be jumpy and imprecise, as Engadget point out a driver update may sort this, but none-the-less it is a frustrating imperfection. Secondly the keyboard is said to have a cheap plasticy finish, that said Engadget said it was comfortable to use and well-spaced, but lacked the quality which you would expect from a $900 laptop.

You can find out all you need to know about the Toshiba Satellite E305 here, you can buy your own E305 from Best Buy for $929.99, in terms of performance hardware this gets you the Intel Core i5-2410M (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz) processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Mobile Intel HD graphics and a 500GB hard drive.

Do you think you are getting your money’s worth with the E305?

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