Sunday, May 20, 2007

Toshiba Satellite A135-S2246

Toshiba Satellite A135-S2246 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC (Intel Celeron M Processor 430, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, Vista Basic)

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 15.5 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.8 pounds Toshiba Satellite A135-S2246 Description

Easily mobile at just 6 pounds, the Toshiba Satellite A135-S2266 makes it easy to get your work done with a large, bright 15.4-inch screen. The XGA-resolution screen (1280 x 800) permits side-by-side viewing of documents for increased productivity, and is also great for watching DVD movies when you need a break. This affordable notebook PC also features a battery-sipping 1.73 GHz Celeron M 430 processor, an 80 GB hard drive, 512 MB of installed RAM (2 GB maximum), CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, integrated 54g wireless connectivity, and ATI Radeon XPress 200M video card with up to 64 MB of shared video RAM.

This Toshiba Satellite A135-S2246 laptop also comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, which delivers a safer, more reliable, and more productive computing environment. It integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.

Processor: The Intel Celeron M Processor 430 is designed specifically for mobile computing, offering a balanced level of mobile-optimized processor technology, good mobile performance, and exceptional value. While it might not be as sexy as current multi-core processors, the Celeron M will helps make this an affordable business package. The 1.73 GHz speed resides near the top of the spectrum for this processor (as of January 2007). It also features a fast 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and good-sized 1 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

Hard Drive: The 80 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM) has become the average size for notebook PCs. It provides enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and productivity software. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.

Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory (PC4200, DDR2 SDRAM) is a bit low compared to other business notebooks, but it's a workable start and it offers a decently fast 533 MHz speed. It has two memory slots, enabling you to add up to 2 GB of RAM for worry-free handling graphics-intensive presentations and multiple open business productivity applications. To receive the faster data transfer benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

DVD/CD Drive: With the included DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive, you'll be able to watch DVD movies as well as burn data and your favorite music mixes to CD. It has 24x write/rewrite/read speeds for CDs, and an 8x DVD read speed.

Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 85-key keyboard and electro-static two-button touchpad. It also offers a launch button for the Express CD/DVD media player and control buttons (play, stop, next, previous) as well as a volume control dial.