Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Toshiba Satellite M115-S3104 14.1" Widescreen Notebook PC

Toshiba Satellite M115-S3104 14.1
Designed to provide on-the-go productivity and entertainment to fit any budget, the Toshiba M115-S3104 notebook PC weighs just over 5 pounds. The 14.1-inch widescreen display offers TruBrite technology for optimal image clarity and a 1280 x 800 resolution for extra desktop working space and a widescreen aspect ratio for watching letterboxed DVDs. This affordable notebook PC is powered by Intel's powerful Core Duo T2050, which provides an optimized, multithreaded architecture for improved gaming and multitasking performance and a more efficient power consumption. The dual execution core T2050 has a 1.6 GHz processor speed, fast 533 MHz system bus, and generous 2 MB L2 cache. Other features include an 80 GB hard drive, 1 GB of installed RAM (2 GB maximum), integrated 54g wireless connectivity, Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 128 MB of shared video memory, multi-format/dual-layer DVD burner, and Windows XP Media Center edition operating system. This is a Windows Vista capable PC, and it's also Windows Vista Premium ready.

The Basics :
  • Hard Drive: The 80 GB hard drive (5400 RPM) has become the average size for notebook PCs, though it's larger than the size found in comparable ultra-light notebooks. It provides enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and productivity software.
  • Processor: The Intel Core Duo T2050 processor is built with the Mobile Intel 945PM Express chipset, and it has a 1.60 GHz processor speed, fast 533 MHz front-side bus (FSB), and large 2 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.)

The Intel Core Duo processor has two computational execution cores in a single processor, providing greater system response when running multi-threaded applications simultaneously with no significant increase in power consumption. It's optimized for multitasking and is ready to support the next version of Microsoft Windows, code-named Vista. It can simultaneously run multiple demanding applications--such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching business productivity applications--while downloading music or running virus-scanning security programs in the background. It's more efficient, thanks to Intel's Power Coordination and Deeper Sleep, which help to transfer power only to those areas of the processor that need it. It also features Intel's Digital Media Boost, which delivers enhanced performance on floating point-intensive applications such as CAD tools, 3-D and 2-D modeling, video editing, digital music, digital photography and gaming.
  • Memory: The 1 GB of built-in memory (PC4200, DDR2 SDRAM) is a good start for power users, and it offers a very 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.
  • CD/DVD Drive: The double-layer DVD drive is compatible with a wide range of formats, including both DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs, CD-RW discs, and dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data--great for backing up your MP3 collection or your most important documents. It features the following speeds: 2.4x DVD+R DL, 2x DVD-R DL, 8x for both single-layer DVD+R/-R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-RW, 3x DVD-RAM, and 24x/10x for CD-R/RW. It reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x and CD-ROMs at 24x.
  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 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). With Toshiba's unique Express Media Player, you can won't have to wait for Windows to boot up before you can start a DVD movie or CD. Just a simple press of the button bypasses the system and starts your media playing.
Screen, Graphics and Sound :
This notebook has a 14.1-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It also provides TruBrite technology, which makes images brighter and more vivid thanks to its anti-glare feature. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) and provides up to 128 MB of shared video memory. It also features an integrated audio card with headphone and microphone jacks. The built-in speakers can produce immersive SRS TruSurround XT virtual surround sound with SRS WOW sound enhancement. This notebook also features an integrated audio card with headphone and microphone jacks.

Connectivity and Expansion Slots :
This notebook has an integrated tri-mode Intel 3945ABG wireless LAN, which is compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots) as well as 802.11a networks (which has a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments). It provides a decent offering of connectivity options, including both USB 2.0 and FireWire
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 S-Video out
  • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type II, PCMCIA R2.01, PC Card16, CardBus)
  • 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone jack
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)

It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

Preloaded System and Software
The pre-installed Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 is essentially Windows XP Professional Edition with a variety of tools to help you to create, organize, and enjoy digital media ranging from music to home movies to photo slide shows. Additionally, it enables you to control your television with the included remote and record and pause programs (much like a DVR--or digital video recorder--such as Tivo or ReplayTV). It also comes preloaded with Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, McAfee Internet Security Suite and VirusScan (with 30-day trials), InterVideo WinDVD and WinDVD Creator, and Sonic Solutions RecordNow.

Dimensions and Weight :
This notebook measures 13.5 x 9.55 x 1.5 (WxDxH) and weighs 5.25 pounds.

Power :
It's powered by a 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery (4000 mAh), which has a battery life of up to 4 hours (depending on usage). It has a recharge time of 4 to 12 hours.

What's in the Box :
This package contains the M115-S3104 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty.
Product Description
Stay productive and mobile with the Satellite M115. It's sleek, light and ergonomic, yet loaded with advanced technology like fast Intel Core Duo Processor T2050 and integrated wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g for effortless on-the-go performance. Teamed with the 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter for incredible multimedia flexibility, Toshiba's DVD SuperMulti Drive reads and writes up to 11 formats, including DVD-RAM, which acts like a second hard drive. Multimedia images and movies will be presented with eye-opening realism on Toshiba's 14.1-inch diagonal WXGA widescreen TruBrite display. There's never any waiting to enjoy your favorite CDs or movies with Toshiba's Express Media Player, which let's you to play either without the Windows boot-up. A high-capacity, high-performance 5400-rpm, Serial ATA hard drive delivers all the quick access storage you need for work or play. You get it all, even a longer battery life for mobility that works as long as you do. Express Media Player - Quick access for CD and DVD watching, CD/DVD launch button, CD/DVD control buttons 14.1-inch widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD display at 1280x800 native resolution Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8MB-224MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory Built-in stereo speakers with SRS TruSurround XT virtual surround sound and SRS WOW stereo enhancement Toshiba V.92 software modem, Intel PRO 100 VE Network Connection 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, Integrated Wireless-LAN Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g) One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I Card Slot RGB (monitor) output port, S-Video output port Microphone input port, Headphone output port 4 Port USB 2.0, RJ-45 LAN port, and RJ-11 modem port Battery - 6-cell (4000mAh) rechargeable, removable Lithium Ion battery pack, up to 2 hours of battery life Operating System - Genuine Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Capable Dimensions - Width 13.5 x

Technical Details :
  • Stylish business notebook with 14.1-inch LCD; 1.6 GHz Intel Core Duo T2050 with 2 MB L2 cache
  • 80 GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM (2 GB max), dual-layer/multi-format DVD burner
  • Four USB 2.0, one FireWire, one VGA, one S-Video, one PCMCIA, multi-format memory card reader
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (128 MB of shared RAM); tri-mode 802.11a/b/g wireless connectivity; 10/100 Ethernet
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005--Windows Vista capable and Windows Vista Premium ready

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