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

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Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 Average watts per hour
Off (60%) 0.45
Sleep (10%) 0.74
Idle (25%) 11.86
Load (05%) 55.78
Raw kWh Number 53.42
Annual power consumption cost $6.06

Annual power consumption cost
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
$6.06 

The Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 ran for 4 hours and 46 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included six-cell battery. Though that's a solid amount of battery life for a mainstream laptop, it's only a few minutes different than the life of the Satellite E105-S1802. Our battery drain test is especially tough, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use, but it's pretty spot on for video playback, which is what this system may spend a lot of time doing. Though thin-and-light laptops with ULV processors get longer battery life, this is a solid yet unspectacular number for a mainstream machine in a small body.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
717 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
117 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
154 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
286 

As part of Best Buy's Blue Label program, the Satellite E205-S1904 gets 30 days of Geek Squad customer service support, plus an extended two-year warranty from Toshiba. A toll-free phone number is available 24-7, and additional support and drivers can be found on Toshiba's Web site.

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System configurations:

Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core i5 M430; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 64MB (Dedicated Video)/1695MB (Total) Intel Media Accelerator HD; 500GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron 1564
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 M520; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330; 320GB Western Digital 5400rpm

Toshiba Satellite E105-S1802
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7450; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Dedicated Video)/1759MB (Total) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio VPC-EB1JFX/B
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.13GHz Intel Core i3 M330; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 128MB (Dedicated) Intel Media Accelerator HD; 500GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP ProBook 5310m
Windows 7 Professional (64bit) 2.26Ghz; Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300, 2048MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz, 64MB Intel GMA 4500MHD, 320GB Seagate 7,200rpm

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Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904 bundle

Part Number: PSE20U-002001 Released: Jan 29, 2010

MSRP: $999.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jan 29, 2010
  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • CPU Intel Core i5 430M / 2.26 GHz
  • Color fusion finish in metallic blue
  • Weight 5.1 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
  • Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics