Toshiba Satellite A305-S6858 review: Toshiba Satellite A305-S6858

The Toshiba Satellite A305-S6858 includes a nine-cell extended battery that adds significant heft to the system. The trade-off for carrying the extra weight is lengthy battery life; the laptop lasted an above-average 3 hours and 33 minutes on our video playback battery test. However, heavy battery consumers should note that the Pavilion dv6985se includes a 12-cell battery that lasted nearly 2 hours longer than the Satellite A305-S6858 in exchange for carrying just 0.1 pound of additional weight.

Toshiba includes an industry-standard, one-year, parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Support is accessible through a 24-7, toll-free phone line and an online knowledge base and driver downloads.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion dv5-1002nr
1,246 
HP Pavilion dv2945se
1,280 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion dv2945se
223 
HP Pavilion dv9925nr
235 
HP Pavilion dv5-1002nr
327 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion dv2945se
220 
HP Pavilion dv9925nr
225 
HP Pavilion dv5-1002nr
238 

Video Playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
HP Pavilion dv9925nr
171 
HP Pavilion dv2945se
166 
HP Pavilion dv5-1002nr
123 

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Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 4098MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB ATI Radeon X1250; 200GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5550; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm

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Toshiba Satellite A305-S6858

Part Number: PSAG0U-02D00M
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  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 / 2 GHz
  • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
  • Color fusion finish with horizon pattern
  • Weight 6 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100