The Equium A60 was a line of notebook computers manufactured by Toshiba. The company released several versions of the Equium A60, primarily in the United Kingdom. The A60 came bundled with the Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system. It also came with a one-year international warranty on parts and labour. The Equium A60 has since been discontinued.
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The Equium A60 measured 13.5 inches wide, 11.1 inches deep and 1.9 inches thick at its thickest point. Standard versions of the A60 weighed 3.49 Kilogram. On-board power for the Equium A60 came via a six-cell lithium-ion battery. An autosensing, worldwide-compatible AC adaptor provided external power. Additional identifying features of the Equium A60 included an 86-key keyboard with inlaid numeric keypad and a built-in touchpad.
Processor, Memory, Storage
Base versions of the Equium A60 came equipped with an Intel Celeron D 335 processor. The processor featured a clock speed of 2.80 gigahertz (GHz) and a front-side bus speed of 533 megahertz (MHz). More expensive versions of the Equium A60 featured Intel Pentium 4 518 processors with clock speeds of up to 3.20 GHz, 1 megabyte (MB) of L2 cache and a 533MHz front-side bus speed. For memory, the Equium A60 came standard with 256 MB of DDR RAM, upgradeable to a maximum of 1 gigabyte (GB). For storage, Toshiba equipped the Equium A60 with a 40 GB, 4200 RPM hard drive.
Display and Multimedia
The Equium A60 line featured 15.0-inch TFT display screens with a native resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. Screens displayed a maximum of 16.7 million colours. An integrated ATI Radeon video card handled graphics on the Equium A60. For audio, the notebooks featured an integrated Intel audio controller that played back 16-bit sound through a pair of built-in stereo speakers. The Equium A60 came with a SuperMulti rewritable optical drive capable of writing CDs at speeds of up to 24x and DVDs at speeds up to 4x.
Connectivity and Expansion
Toshiba equipped the Equium A60 line with two different methods for connecting to the Internet and local area networks (LANs). The first method was an integrated 56 Kbps voice and fax modem. The second was a 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet card. Equium A60 laptops did not come with integrated wireless cards. Additional connections and ports available on the Equium A60 included one 15-pin VGA output, one parallel port, one IEEE 1394 FireWire card, one Fast Infrared (FIR) port, three USB 2.0 ports, one 3.5-mm headphone jack and one 3.5-mm microphone input.
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