Toshiba is a worldwide electronics manufacturer based in Tokyo. The company's line-up of products includes air conditioners, camcorders, Blu-ray players, televisions and laptop computers. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L40-12R and L40-15D provide users with portable computing power and wireless connectivity.
The Toshiba Satellite Pro L40 has an Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2310 processor for the L40-15D model and an Intel Celeron M 440 processor for the L40-12R laptop. The Celeron processor has 1 MB of level 2 cache with a front side bus that runs at 533MHz and a clock speed of 1.86 GHz. The Pentium Dual-Core processor also has 1 MB of level 2 cache and a 533-MHz front side bus, but operates at a clock speed of 1.46 GHz.
Toshiba Satellite Pro L40 laptops are 14.37 inches wide, 1.45 inches tall and 10.61 inches deep. The L40-15D has a starting weight of 2.8kg. while the L40-12R has a starting weight of 270kg. Both laptops have two USB 2.0 slots on the rear and one on the right side of the unit. These computers also have a microphone and headphone jack, a DC-in, an RJ-11 and RJ-45 connector as well as an output for an external monitor. Two memory card slots and one ExpressCard slot are also found on the laptops.
Memory, Hard Disk and Optical Drive
The Toshiba Satellite Pro L40-15D contains 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, operating at 667MHz. The L40-12R has 1,024 MB of the same type of RAM. Both models expand to a maximum of 2,048 MB of RAM. These laptops have a S.M.A.R.T. certified hard drive that runs at 5,400rpm. The L40-15D has a maximum capacity of 80 GB of storage while the L40-12R has a maximum capacity of 120 GB. Both models use a double-layer, DVD Super Multi Drive that reads and writes at a maximum of 8x for DVDs and 24x for CDs.
Toshiba Satellite Pro L40 laptops feature a 15.4-inch TFT display with a maximum resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels. These units have a maximum external refresh rate of 85 Hz and a maximum external resolution of 1,920 by 1,440 pixels. The L40-15D utilises an Intel GMA X3100 with up to 358 MB of shared memory while the L40-12R uses an Intel GMA 950 with up to 256 MB of shared graphics memory. Both laptops support Ethernet LAN and Wireless LAN connections as well as Wi-Fi and 802.11b/g networks.