The Toshiba L305-S5955 is a notebook laptop that hails from Toshiba’s L series. It incorporates stereo speakers and Wireless LAN antenna. The Toshiba L305-S5955 sports a thin and light design and is targeted at the lower end market which demands for budget notebooks.
In general, the Toshiba L305-S5955 measures 14.3 inches x 10.6 inches x 1.5 inches (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 5.5 lbs. It is available in Onyx Blue. The Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates an Intel Celeron 900 Joules processor of 2.2 GHz with a data bus speed of 800 MHz and 1 MB of L2 Cache memory. Not only that, it also incorporates a Mobile Intel GL40 Express chipset. In terms of system memory, the Toshiba L305-S5955 comes pre-installed with 2 GB of DDR2 technology SDRAM at 800 MHz. The Toshiba L305-S5955 has two SDRAM slots. In terms of physical storage, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates a Serial ATA hard disk drive that utilizes an S-ATA 150 interface with up to 160 GB of storage capacity at a speed of 5400 rpm. It has a CD/ DVD read speed of 24x for CD and 8x for DVD, a CD/ DVD write speed of 24x for CD, 8x for DVD +/- R and 6x for DVD +/- R DL, as well as a CD/ DVD rewrite speed of 24x for CD, 6x for DVD-RW, 8x for DVD +RW and 5x for DVD-RAM. Not only that, it also has a built-in DVD +/- RW (+/- R DL)/ DVD-RAM optical drive. The Toshiba L305-S5955 also sports a widescreen display that incorporates TruBrite features and has a maximum WXGA resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. In terms of memory features, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates an Intel GMA 4500 M Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 graphics processor with up to 128 MB of video memory and a maximum allocation of 830 MB of RAM size for graphics. As for audio features, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates a sound card and also has a built-in microphone. Input devices are in the form of a keyboard and a touch pad with the touch pad layout and localization according to US standards. Besides that, the keyboard also features Toshiba EasyKeys. In terms of communications, the Toshiba L305-S5955 incorporates a network adapter that has support for Wireless LAN and complies with Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b, IEEE 802.11 g and Fast Ethernet data link protocols. Not only that, the Toshiba L305-S5955 is also Wi-Fi certified. In addition to that, it also has an available ExpressCard slot. Interfaces include a display/ video VGA 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) port, a microphone input mini-phone 3.5 mm jack, a headphones output mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm jack, a network Ethernet 10 Base-T/ 100 Base-TX RJ 45 port, and three Hi-Speed USB 4 pin USB Type A ports. The Toshiba L305-S5955 is powered by a six cell Lithium Ion battery that has a capacity of 4000 mAh. Alternatively, it can also be powered by direct current via its provided power AC adapter with a voltage requirement of AC 120/ 230 V and provided power of 75 W. The Toshiba L305-S5955 operates on a pre-installed genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic operating system. It comes pre-loaded with software including Skype, Norton 360, Google Picasa, Google Desktop, Google Tollbar, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba Resources, LoJack for Laptops, Toshiba ConfigFree, Toshiba DVD Player, Microsoft Works 9.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Toshiba Disc Creator, Toshiba Speech System, Toshiba Hard Disk Recovery, QuickBooks Financial Center, Toshiba Value Added Package, Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator, Wild Tangent Orb Games Console, Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 for Toshiba, Toshiba Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center, and Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (60 day trial). The Toshiba L305-S5955 comes under a one year limited warranty.
“While it’s hard to argue with a $350 laptop, the underpowered L305-S5955 is, basically, a Netbook in a larger case, with slightly better video playback.” (CNET, 2009)
“This is a very cheap price for a standard 15.4-inch notebook, people are very happy with it. It could be even cheaper” (HanDingChao, 2009)
“I am very happy with this laptop. If you need a good, basic laptop without paying high prices, I highly recommend the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955.” (ReviewStream, 2009)