Satellite U305 and X205 – Toshiba’s newest Penryn notebooks

James Allan Brady - Feb 6, 2008
Satellite U305 and X205 – Toshiba’s newest Penryn notebooks

Toshiba Satellite U305-S2816 is the full model number for the new thin and light notebook with Penryn. The other notebook is a mobile gaming rig dubbed the X205-SLI, and obviously, it has SLI inside as well as the new Penryn chip.

The U305 is using the T8100 Penryn chip. The X205 has a couple of different configurations both of which also use the T8100 chips and have SLI with a pair of nVidia 8600M GT cards with 512MB GDDR3 each.

The U305 features Vista Home Premium, 2GB of RAM, 250GB SATA HDD, a SuperMulti DVD burner, 13.3-inch screen, integrated X3100 Intel graphics, WiFi in the a/g/n flavors, Bluetooth, integrated webcam and mic as well as a fingerprint reader. It has a starting weight of 4.6 pounds, which won’t change unless you upgrade some components, and a starting price of $1349.99.

The X205 has two different sets of specs, the first has 2GB of RAM, 320GB of HDD space spread across 2 HDDs, and HD-DVD ROM/DVD burner, 17” screen, 4.1 sound integrated by Harmon Kardon, WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, webcam, mic, fingerprint reader, and Vista Premium to go with the SLI graphics and Penryn processor. The second config ups the memory to 3GB, adds an external TV tuner, remote for that, and ups the screen resolution, but not the size. They retail for $1999.99 and $2499.99 respectively.


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