Toshiba Satellite M105 notebook launched

Posted on Thursday, March 30 2006 @ 9:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba today introduced the Satellite M105 Series notebooks incorporating the Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Solo processors1 for enhanced performance and mobility in a sleek new chassis design starting at $1,149.99.

Starting at 5.42 pounds with a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite display, the Satellite M105 series notebooks are designed for consumers who want on-the-go productivity and entertainment in an attractive, compact form factor. The line is enhanced by the latest Intel Centrino Mobile Technology which reduces power consumption while boosting overall performance from graphics to wireless capabilities.

Other features found throughout the Satellite M105 notebook line include:
  • a DVD SuperMulti Double Layer drive that reads and writes in up to 11 formats that can nearly double a recordable DVD’s storage capacity for photo, music and video files in either DVD+R or DVD-R double layer formats;
  • high-capacity 5,400 rpm serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive4 for faster access to stored files;
  • DDR2 533 MHz memory5 for better performance of productivity applications and music, picture and video multimedia files;
  • 5-in-1 bridge media adapter for easy file sharing and downloads;
  • updated Mobile Intel 945 Express chipset and the Intel PRO/Wireless6 3945 ABG network connection as part of Intel Centrino Mobile Technology.
  • Express Media Player that lets users instantly access DVDs or CDs with the push of a button on the PC chassis without having to boot the operating system.
  • With an estimated single unit price of $1,149.992, the Satellite M105-S3021 features an Intel Core Solo Processor T1300 (1.66 GHz, 2MB L2, 667Mhz FSB), 100GB hard drive for generous storage of files, 512MB of memory and Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system.

    Integrating the Intel Core Duo Processor T2300 with an ESUP of $1,349.992, the Satellite M105-S3004 includes a 100GB hard drive4, 1024MB of memory, built-in harman/kardon stereo speakers, fingerprint reader for one-touch security management and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center for simplifying multimedia storage and access. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is included in both systems for high-impact graphics.

    The Satellite M105 notebook also includes four USB 2.0, TV-Out (S-Video), iLINK IEEE 1394, RGB, RJ-11 modem (v.92), RJ-45 LAN, headphone and microphone ports. The chassis dimensions of the Satellite M105 series are 13.5 by 9.53 by 1.5 inches.

    The Satellite M105 series notebooks come with a standard one-year limited warranty. The standard limited warranty includes carry-in support at Authorized Service Providers throughout the country, or the customer may use any of the more than 3,000 UPS Stores for packaging and delivery of the product to a centralized depot for prompt service turnaround. Customers can also choose to upgrade the notebook’s service plans, including up to four years of extended service plans.

    To help stay connected while traveling for business or leisure, the Satellite M105 line integrates Toshiba ConfigFree software, the company’s intuitive graphic connectivity management utility for optimum wireless access.

    Included Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 software enables users to better capture, organize, find and share notes gathered from e-mail, meetings, presentations, classes, the Web and other sources. OneNote captures virtually any type of information — ranging from typed notes to audio — in a single convenient place.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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