Excerpt: The Toshiba Satellite e205 is a Blue Label Notebook from Best Buy that offers a lot of really cool features in a sleek package. The Toshiba e205, including Intel Wireless Display and a NetGear adapter, is $899 at Best Buy. We tested out the Intel WiDi technology in our Toshiba e205 hands on and after another 2 weeks of use we are ready to share out full impressions of this entertainment notebook.
Pros: Intel Wireless Streaming, Everything included at $899, Sleek, Backlit Keyboard, Core i5 processor
Cons: Volume button placement., Must remove keyboard to replace ram., Keyboard gives a bit during heavy typing.
Blue Label Toshiba E205 with Wireless Display Hands On (Video)
25 May 2010
Excerpt: The first thing that strikes you when you take a look at the Toshiba e205 notebook, which is part of Best Buy’s Blue Label notebook selection, is wow that thin. This is an even bigger surprise when you consider that the notebook is an unmistakable deep metallic blue, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor AND has Intel’s WiDI wireless display technology built right in. Did I also mention that the Satellite e205 also has a backlit keyboard?
Conclusion: Thanks to Intel Wireless Display, the Toshiba Satellite E205 is one of the best options yet for users who want to interface a laptop with their home entertainment system. What’s more, the E205 is very solid hardware-wise, and is pretty reasonably priced, all things considered.
Summary: Toshiba's holiday update of one of our favorite laptops, the Satellite E205, adds graphics and WiMax, but its higher price and lack of other new features prevent it from being a standout at the end of 2010.
Pros: Updated version of the Satellite E205 includes Nvidia Optimus graphics; WiMax-ready; slim design; Intel Wireless Display.
Cons: Weak speakers; poor battery life; expensive compared with similar offerings.
Summary: Toshiba and Best Buy did a lot of things right with the Satellite E205. For a reasonable $899 users get a sleek, futuristic-looking Core i5 notebook with strong performance. The integration of Intel's Wireless Display technology, complete with Netgear's Push2TV adapter, make this 14-inch notebook particularly compelling.