Laptops have come a long way from the first clamshell prototype in 1982. Way back then battery powered computers consisted of just 2% of the worldwide market (source: Daily News of Los Angeles). Older Laptops often exceeded 5.4 kg in weight and comprised of technology that was not compatible with other interfaces. Growing dramatically in popularity, and with a demand for technology on the move, it is estimated that for the first time in 2009 more laptops than computers will be sold worldwide (Intel). As the market becomes more competitive consumerism dictates that prices will come down, thus making laptops more affordable. An excellent example of a modern affordable laptop is the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI.
The Satellite Pro L300-1AI laptop from Toshiba is a perfect entry level laptop for home or small business users. Weighing just 2.5 kg the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI ranges in price from £364.98 (inc VAT from www.laptopsdirect.co.uk 05/03/09) to £420.00 (www.Amazon.co.uk 05/03/09). As you would expect with any product from Toshiba, the Satellite Pro L300-1AI exudes quality, which gives it an expensive look and feel, all for a remarkably low price.
Given that the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI laptop is so affordable, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that it is jam packed with all the latest technological features and developments associated with mobile technology. At its core is an impressive Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200/2 GHz Processor, topped off with an ample 2 GB RAM (installed). The RAM on the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI can be upgraded to a maximum of 4GB, and you will find most stockists have fantastic deals available which make upgrading a realistically financially viable option.
Being dual core means that the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI can easily perform many tasks at once. In addition to this the added RAM will ensure you can run more programs at the same time, and with DDR2 SDRAM equalling 800 MHz ( 2 x 1 GB ), your memory speed will sufficiently be fast enough to cope.
You will find the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI boasts an impressive 160 GB Hard Drive (Serial ATA-300) and comes fully loaded with the latest must have Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Operating System.
The Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI may be compact, but it sports a 1280 x 800 15.4″ TruBrite wide screen. With a High-gloss finish you will no longer have to suffer blurry graphics and in addition to using your laptop for work purposes you will also be able to watch films and view photos with crystal clarity. You will find the Toshiba Satellite Pro has an Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics card on board, meaning you can enjoy playing games on your laptop too. Offering up its latest graphics card, the Intel GMA 4500MHD, provides you with high quality, high definition video and audio.
The touch pad keyboard is refreshingly spacious, and does not fall into the ‘too compact’ trap that many a laptop have fallen foul of. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI also incorporates a Super Multi DVD drive . This mean that in addition to playing DVDs or CDs, you can also burn your own.
The Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI offers an array of connection options, whereby you can use the built in WiFi wireless technology, modem and Ethernet port to connect to your home network or internet when on the go. With a Lithium Ion battery the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI laptop offers you up to 2.5 hours run time per charge.
The Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI also comes with three handy USB slots on the sides, which makes transferring files and plugging in add ons an easy task. Additional interfaces that you will find on the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI laptop include:1 x DC-in, 1 x external monitor, 1 x RJ-11, 1 x RJ-45, 1 x external microphone and 1 x headphone (stereo).
In conclusion, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI laptop is an ideal starter laptop. Whether you are a casual home user, university student, or proprietor of a small business, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1AI laptop can offer you all the key features and technology that you need when computing on the go. Expert reviews have seen average scores for the Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 series come in at 8/10, meaning this winning piece of technology is sure to be a winner with trader and consumer alike.