Toshiba Equium M50-244

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Toshiba Equium M50-244

Equium M50 series provides a distinct blend of portability, power and good looks. The widescreen display proves excellent for multimedia whether you a...

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“Great Laptop, Great Price.”

published 23/10/2006

ProCompact, Great Value!

ConsTouchpad can be annoying.

Unfortunately, the Equium M50-244 wasn't my first choice of laptop - I learned to regret that. I was given a basic Advent as a gift; it was ok for about a month, then one day simply stopped. No explanation. Since it was a gift, we returned it and ended up with an "upgraded" Advent. No more than a...

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published 26/02/2010

I plug in the lead from the adapter but my laptop wont power up
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published 27/02/2010

Stupid questions first: Is the whole laptop connected from the plug socket, to the transformer pack and then to your laptop? Is the plug turned on? Has it worked in the past? Proper questions second: Do you think you have wiped your hard drive by accident? Have you downloaded a virus without knowing? Have you dropped it at all? If that doesn't sort anything, then maybe it's the power supply. Possibly take it back to the shop it came from.

Product Information : Toshiba Equium M50-244

Manufacturer's product description

Equium M50 series provides a distinct blend of portability, power and good looks. The widescreen display proves excellent for multimedia whether you are watching movies or working with office applications. All models feature wireless connectivity (WiFi 802.11g), and a DVD SuperMulti Drive (Dual Layer) for writing DVDs.

Product Details

Product Description: Toshiba Equium M50-244 - 14" - Celeron M 360 - Win XP Home - 512 MB RAM - 40 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP Home

Processor: Intel Celeron M 360 / 1.4 GHz / 1 MB Cache

Memory: 512 MB DDR2

Storage: 40 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 14" 1280 x 768 / WXGA

Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: Up to 2.9 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 34.3 cm x 24.2 cm x 3.8 cm

Weight: 2.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: PSM59E-006008AV

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Celeron M 360 / 1.4 GHz

Cache: L2 - 1 MB

Front Side Bus: 400 MHz

Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M


RAM: 512 MB

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 533 MHz

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1


Main Storage: 40 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)


Type: 14"

Resolution: 1280 x 768 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Colour Support: 24-bit (16.7 million colours)

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M

Max Allocated RAM Size: 128 MB

Sound: Stereo speakers

Codec: Realtek ALC250

Compliant Standards: General MIDI

Audio Features: SRS TruSurround XT


Type: Keyboard, touchpad


Wireless: 802.11b/g

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Compliant Standards: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Features: Wake on Ring, V.92 upgradable


Technology: Lithium Ion

Run Time: Up to 2.9 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 1 free ) ¦ 1 x PC Card ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm


Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Intervideo WinDVD, Toshiba Management Console, ConfigFree, Sonic RecordNow, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, InterVideo WinDVD Creator Platinum 2, Microsoft Works 8.0, Norton Internet Security 2005 (Trial)


Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), system password, wake on LAN

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, ACPI, VESA DPMS

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 34.3 cm

Depth: 24.2 cm

Height: 3.8 cm

Weight: 2.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%


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