Easily mobile at just 6 pounds, the Toshiba Satellite A105-S4384 makes it easy to get your work done with a large, bright 15.4-inch widescreen LCD. It's also great for using as a media center, with Toshiba's unique Express Media Player enabling you to bypass the system and access CDs and DVDs with a touch of button. This affordable notebook PC is powered by Intel's powerful Core 2 Duo processor, which offers a 20 percent performance boost over its predecessor while using 28 percent less power--so you get the benefit of a powerful dual-core PC plus all the benefits of mobility. The dual-execution core T5500 Core 2 Duo processor provides an optimized, multithreaded architecture for improved gaming and multitasking performance, and it features a 1.66 GHz speed, lightning quick 667 MHz system bus, and large 2 MB L2 cache. It also features a 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum), dual-layer multiformat DVD drive that also burns CDs, tri-mode 802.11a/b/g wireless connectivity, Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 128 MB of shared video memory, an ExpressCard slot, and multi-format memory card reader. And it's loaded with the Microsoft Windows Media Center operating system, featuring powerful, easy-to-use digital entertainment functionality. This is a Windows Vista capable PC, and it's also Windows Vista Premium ready.Hard Drive: You'll be able to store large libraries of digital audio, video, and photos on the 160 GB hard drive (5400 RPM). This Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.
Processor: The Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 processor has a 1.66 GHz processor speed, super-fast 667 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 2 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 Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. 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. Some of the advanced Intel innovations of the Core 2 Duo processor include:
Smart Memory Access: Improves system performance by hiding memory latency, thus optimizing the use of available computer data bandwidth to provide data to the processor when and where it is needed.
Advanced Digital Media Boost: Effectively doubles the execution speed for instructions used widely in multimedia and graphics applications.
Dynamic Power Coordination: Coordinates Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and idle power-management state (C-states) transitions independently per core to help save power.
Deeper Sleep with Dynamic Cache Sizing: Saves power by flushing cache data to system memory during periods of inactivity to lower CPU voltage.
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 4 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.
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)
Toshiba's Satellite A105-S4384 platform is feature packed, light, and multimedia savvy. Its 15.4-inch diagonal WXGA TruBrite display adds incredible realism to movies and games. Toshiba's Express Media Player lets you watch DVDs or listen to CDs instantly, at the push of a button. Select models include a DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive. The drive is double layer for maximum storage, and supports 11 popular CD and DVD formats, including DVD-RAM, giving you the ability to use it as an optical hard drive. There's plenty of storage for all your mp3s, work, picture and video files. And managing your data is fast and easy, thanks to Toshiba's Bridge Media Adapter. Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g) Integrated Wi-Fi compliant wireless LAN Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection - 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet Memory is configured with 1GB PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM with 4GB (Max) Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8MB-128MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory Toshiba Express Media Player - Quick access for CD and DVD watching Built-in stereo speakers, SRS TruSurround XT virtual surround sound, SRS WOW stereo enhancement One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I Card Slot 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter - Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card [shared slots] Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Vista Premium Ready Dimensions - Width 14.2 x Depth 10.5 x Height 1.17 / 1.45 inch (36.8mm) without feet Weight - 6.0 pounds (2.72 kg)
Warranty : 90 days.