Summary: riced at $1,249, the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6845 offers plenty of style and discrete graphics for a reasonable price. Although it lacks a high-definition drive and contains frustrating facial recognition software, this mainstream machine's strong performance and battery life make this an excellent...
Excerpt: If you need a laptop that can hold its own in your subterranean gaming dungeon, but that could also mingle in a black-and-white ball, your device has landed. The Toshiba A305 combines strong gaming performance with refined good looks – but it will take some moderate maintenance. Why?
Pros: Breathtaking good looks. Sweet specs delight (casual) gamers without causing poverty.
Cons: No Blu-ray to go with the HDMI. Mirrored surface is positively smudgo-philic, while the screen causes unwanted self-examination. The fingerprint reader separates the mouse keys and fails to justify its existence.