Toshiba computers have been around for a long time and are generally known to be fairly good machines. Not much is different when it comes to Toshiba's Satellite L30, which debuted in 2006. Being well priced, with decent hardware, will make most computer users quite happy. The L30 is by no means top of the line when it comes to computers, but it provided all the necessary features to satisfy the average computer user of the time.
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Processor, Memory and Hard Drive
Toshiba's Satellite L30's Intel Celeron M Processor 380, 1.60 GHz, which is low by today's standards, but quite decent for most computer functions. Its motherboard, the Mobile Intel 940GML Express chipset, and it's 256-MB DDR2 333MHz SDRAM, which can be expanded to 2GB, would handle most of today's basic computer challenges. The 40-GB 5400rpm ultra DMA ATA-100 PATA hard drive is very small, but was considered large in its day.
Display, Graphics and DVD
The display is a standard 14.0-inch WXGA widescreen active matrix LCD TFT. The graphics processor or video card is the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, which has a clock speed of 64MB of shared video memory. The L30's also equipped with a 24X DVD/CD-RW combo optical drive, which can only burn CD-RW.
Ports and Network Hardware
The L30 comes equipped with a standard amount of ports to allow you to connect multiple and various devices. With four USB ports, an integrated FireWire port, ExpressCard port, VGA port, RJ-45 Ethernet port, RJ-11 modem or fax port, S-video port, and PCMCIA card slot the L30 is quite compatible with almost any device. In terms of wireless connection, the L30 is has an integrated Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g wireless connection, a integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN, and a 56Kbps V.92 data/fax modem.
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