This notebook is a complete redesign of the older PD, and gave the much needed updates that made the older notebook feel very outdated. Gameplay is out of the question without dedicated graphics, which is reflected on its 3D benchmarking score. The new Toshiba Fusion finish on this laptop is incredibly durable, and has yet to actually scratch throughout my testing. We like that all of the ports are on the side and front of the notebook, although we would prefer it if the USB ports were closer to the back so that we could tuck our peripherals away more discreetly. Its Atheros wireless-N radio delivered throughput of When we watched movies and streamed music from Pandora, they produced loud, rich sound that didn’t become distorted as we cranked the volume.

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The touchpad buttons have also changed quite a bit, going from rectangular slabs to chromed ovals which are easier to trigger, as well as being more comfortable to use.

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Throughout, you’ll toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e notice futuristic white LED lights: Toshiba Satellite PD – Unfortunately, Bluetooth isn’t an option on any of the three P configurations. Your keys will not go from matte to glossy over time as they wear down they are already glossy. The system registered our face on the first try, and the whole process took less than a minute.

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In our hands-on testing, the computer ran smoothly after we removed the trialware. Ethernet Ports Phone Jacks.

For most of models, the LCD screens are compatible with each other. Unlike the older glossy surface that would scuff with minimal effort, the Fusion finish holds up very well, and I have yet to find any fine scratches or other wear on it.

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Visit our network of sites: See each listing for international shipping options and costs. The P’s integrated ATI Radeon graphics card is sufficient for mainstream gaming, particularly at toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e resolutions, but still falls short of the category average. And considering the glossy finish, the viewing angles were good, too.

At first glance, the glossy keyboard looks like it would be too slippery to type on, but our toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e settled comfortably on the keys. Although they have a plush shape, they barely make a sound.

Higher numbers indicate better performance. Even after hours of using the notebook, they are still comfortable to click.

This means that if the screen is tilted slightly forward or back, the image shown goes dark and inverted or light and washed out. It is lightweight yet durable. By default, face recognition at logon is disabled; you’ll have toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e enable it in the Toshiba Face Recognition settings.

We like that all of the ports are on the side and front of the notebook, although we would prefer it if the USB ports were closer to the back so that we could tuck our peripherals away more discreetly.

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The MD, toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e had the same graphics card, managed near-identical scores on both benchmarks. Out of the box, booting took 1 minute and 31 seconds; after removing all the bloatware, it took a reasonable 55 toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e.

toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e Windows 10 Professional bit installed. The top surface overall was warmer than the bottom, and since that side goes on your lap, that is fine by me.

In addition to three USB 2. Lower numbers indicate toshiba satellite p305d-s8995e performance. We also had no problem navigating between several open tabs in Internet Explorer–streaming Pandora and reading e-mails–while downloading Skype toshiha running a virus scan.