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Consider for office work

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21.02.2009

Advantages:
good combinations of Processor and RAM

Disadvantages:
Slower with graphics

Recommendable Yes:

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Comfort & Portability

Robustness & Durability

Value For Money

Memory / capacityGood

Ease of useEasy

Range of Extra FeaturesGood

Instruction manualGood

Manufacturer SupportGood

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Toshiba Satellite Pro P300
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Notebook market is changing day by day as according to technology growth. Some of reputed manufacturers always try to give some better than previous and they wants to run parallel with technology, so we have some good brands of products and with upgraded technology. Toshiba has its popular range of satellite series notebooks and now sometimes ago they launched business notebook in 17" screen range with latest features and better performance. Due to technology growth, notebook doesn't remain latest one after 5-6 months. So that every notebook that has launched today will be out dated after half an year. Upgradation of notebook is not easy and maximum peoples don't like this as they either go for new product or keep satisfy with old one. SO we can't say that this is new one as an evergreen market but we can have some better product for long term consideration.
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Have a look on new product from Toshiba, it can attract you with some good features as always. Toshiba Satellite Pro P300, satellite series notebook has many upgraded features with latest technology and hardwares.
Facts and opinions about the notebook
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We always know that processing speed should be better for any computing machine, without this no PC is worthful for us. This notebook was in the market some time ago in last year so that it has latest processor at the time with Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 with total clock speed of 1.83 GHz. Some other important stuff about this processor is its 667 MHz front side data bus speed and 2 MB L2 cache. Almost everyone knows that what is the role of front side data bus speed and L2 cache. Data bus speed is required for high speed data transfer and cache memory is for temporary data storage. If we have better speed or size in both of these than we will definitely have better speed and performance. 667 MHz speed was best in some time ago last year but it is still good enough and has fast performance in any notebooks.
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The best combination with RAM is considered when both speeds are same and here is an example of this. There is a good memory size available in this notebook with both terms, internal storage capacity and RAM. If we have a look on its internal RAM than there is a good size preinstalled memory with 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM having total speed of 667 MHz. The latest available brands have some odd combination in RAM and processor as they have higher speed processor and low speed RAM, but here we have both speed are as same capacity. These speeds are slightly slow but it has good performance as an average.
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The second point is memory consideration as its internal storage capacity and Toshibas has given good capacity internal drive with 250 GB serial ATA drive. Serial ATA is almost out dated but it is cheapest drive against solis state drive. Almost all notebooks has serial ATA drive due to cost efficiency but it is less reliable than solid state drive. Slid state drive, SSD is a latest technology and there are nothing like movable part in this drive. We have more risk in movable part and serial ATA drive may crach anytime. I always had problems with these drives and now wish to have better solid state drive. Solid state drive is very costly and everyone can't afford this. The available capacity is also very low with compare to serial ATA drive. I have seen maximum size of 500 GB SSD and the cost of this drive is more than 300 Pounds. But we can get latest 2 TB serial ATA drive in less than 300 pounds. 1 TB serial ATA drive is most popular now a days and it is available in portable USB drives within 100 pounds.
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Another points of consideration is its graphics memory and here is slightly disappointing memory but it is still good enough for average use of notebook. Toshiba has given Intel GMA X3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0 with about 358 MB of total shared graphics memory. For better performance we require some better dedicated graphics memory but here is a good memory size but it is shared memory.
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Over all this notebook has some good features like high speed processor with adequate preinstalled RAM size and large display size with 17" screen. I want to sat about this display that it dosent have wide screen support and best for business users for applications like graphics softwares, AutoCAD, and 3D applications.
This notebook can be perfect with some upgradation in terms of high speed processor and RAM with dedicated graphics memory.

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llbcollins 22.02.2009 20:59

I bought one of these for my wife, I would agree with you, that overall this is a good computer

kiran8 21.02.2009 19:36

Great well detailed review !

Collingwood21 21.02.2009 18:50

I had a Toshiba satellite laptop as a student and it was great value for money. Lasted five years before eventually packing up - much longer than the average laptopt lifespan.

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MPN PSPC1E-00L005EN
System Type Notebook
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Pentium T2390 / 1.86 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 1 MB

Memory

RAM 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB )
Max RAM Supported 2 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM

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