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Toshiba Satellite E205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Toshiba Satellite E205. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and screen are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the touchpad and price.

portability, performance, design, screen, keyboard

battery, sound, price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Satellite E205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite E205 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design. The performance also gets good views, but many are critical about the durability.

portability, performance, design


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (

Toshiba Satellite E205 (with Intel Wireless Display) review


So it's been a long day, you plop down on the couch, turn on the TV and grab your laptop and a cold beverage. But while you're watching that re-run of The

Intel WiDi technology ; Speedy Core i5 CPU ; Accelerometer-protected hard drive

Glossy lid ; Mushy mouse buttons ; Crappy glossy LCD

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980


The Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980 is a competent 14-inch mainstream laptop, equipped with good processing power, battery life, and a backlit keyboard, but it's only worth buying if the price drops significantly.

Backlit keyboard. Fast Core i5 processor. Switchable graphics with Nvidia GeForce 310M chipset. Wireless Display (WiDi) and WiMax built-in. Battery turned in good battery scores.

Overpriced. Plastic look is dated.

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980 review: Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980


Toshiba Satellite E205-S1980

Updated version of the Satellite E205 includes Nvidia Optimus graphics; WiMax-ready; slim design; Intel Wireless Display.

Weak speakers; poor battery life; expensive compared with similar offerings.

Toshiba's holiday update of one of our favorite laptops, the Satellite E205, adds graphics and WiMax, but its higher price and lack of other new features prevent it from being a standout at the end of 2010.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904


The Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 all-purpose laptop, currently a Best Buy exclusive priced at just under $900 (as of March 17, 2010), offers some nifty features, such as the option to connect the laptop's display to your HDTV wirelessly through an...

Display image quality is very good head-on ; Intel Wi-Di connection is slick and works well

Poor sound quality ; Terrible keyboard and pointing-device ergonomics

On its own, the Satellite E205-S1904 is an average laptop, but its Wireless Display capability is pretty cool.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904


The Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 mainstream laptop is budding with potential, thanks to a back-lit keyboard, Core i5 processing, and Intel's WiDi technology.

Intel's WiDi is a budding technology. Backlit keyboard. Core i5 processor. Very good battery life. Excellent performance scores. Comfortable typing and navigating experience. Big hard drive. HDMI and E-SATA. Includes Netgear receiver.

Best Buy exclusive. Plain design.

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 bundle review: Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 bundle


Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 bundle

Slim design; easy-to-use Intel Wireless Display built-in; speedy Core i5 processor.

Unimpressive speakers; no dedicated gaming graphics; unimpressive battery life.

As one of the first laptops to feature Intel's Wireless Display technology, the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 is a slim, fast, and affordable package for mainstream users.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Toshiba Satellite E205 Review


The Satellite E205 is the latest "Blue Label" Toshiba notebook exclusively made for Best Buy. Packing a 14-inch WXGA screen, an Intel Core i5 processor, and the latest Intel GMA HD graphics, this notebook has one feature no other model currently...

Streams HD video wirelessly ; Excellent design ; Good build quality

Touchpad buttons feel stiff ; Case gets hot during use ; The best Best Buy exclusive we've seen to date.

The best Best Buy exclusive we've seen to date.

Feb, 2010

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Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904


Although the tricky touchpad and poor sound quality somewhat diminishes the overall value of this model, these are only minor quirks that are counterbalanced by the superb processor, large hard drive, and recently-introduced WiDi technology. If you're...

Powerful- features latest Intel Core i5 processorComfy- lightweight notebook with room to upgradeFeatured- 500GB hard drive, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 802.11a/g/n WLANExclusive- first in its class to offer WiDi (wireless display) technology

Quirky- poor speaker quality and trick touchpad

If you're ready to get a notebook with amped performance, then consider...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Robert Nelson (

Gadgetell Hands On: Toshiba SatelliteE205 notebook with Intel Wireless Display technology


Intel was kind enough to send over a shiny new Toshiba notebook and the Netgear Push2TV so we could test out their Intel Wireless Display technology. And for those not reading into the language in that previous statement—Intel provided the notebook and...

Nov, 2010


Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 WiDi Laptop Review


If you could design your own laptop in an effort to have the perfect balance of performance, price, size, weight, and features, what would you include and what could you live without? As part of its Blue Label program, Best Buy asked that question of...

Stylish design ; Bright and sharp display ; Includes Intel WiDi technology ; Includes eSATA port ; Supports "sleep and charge ; Backlit keyboard

Disappointing battery life ; No Bluetooth or Gigabit Ethernet ; Lackluster audio quality ; Protected content is not supported over WiDi ; Noticeable delay between onscreen display and the WiDi connection

Considering that the E205's Core i5-430M processor is presently the lowest-end CPU in the Core i5 family, you can't expect the same level of performance you'd see from other Core i5-based laptops. And even with the latest generation integrated Intel...

Mar, 2010