Toshiba Satellite Pro P300

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Toshiba Satellite Pro P300

Screen Size: 17 in - Pentium - HDD: 250 GB - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

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Review of "Toshiba Satellite Pro P300"

published 21/02/2009 | gemsarchitect
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Pro good combinations of Processor and RAM
Cons Slower with graphics
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"Consider for office work"

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 published 22/02/2009
    I bought one of these for my wife, I would agree with you, that overall this is a good computer
  • kiran8 published 21/02/2009
    Great well detailed review !
  • Collingwood21 published 21/02/2009
    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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Product Information : Toshiba Satellite Pro P300

Manufacturer's product description

Screen Size: 17 in - Pentium - HDD: 250 GB - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Product Details

Product Description: Toshiba Satellite Pro P300-18O - 17" - Pentium T2390 - Vista Home Premium - 2 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Vista Home Premium

Processor: Intel Pentium T2390 / 1.86 GHz / 1 MB Cache

Memory: 2 GB DDR2

Storage: 250 GB HDD

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 17" TruBrite 1440 x 900 / WXGA+

Graphics: Intel GMA X3100

Networking: 802.11b/g , Gigabit Ethernet , fax / modem

Dimensions (WxDxH): 39.8 cm x 28.8 cm x 3.9 cm

Weight: 3.4 kg

Localisation: United Kingdom

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: PSPC1E-00L005EN

Product 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

Front Side Bus: 533 MHz

Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology

Memory

RAM: 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 667 MHz

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:

Storage

Main Storage: 250 GB HDD

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed

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

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

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

Display

Type: 17"

Resolution: 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: HighBrightness, TruBrite

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA X3100

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution (MP): 1.3 Megapixel

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio

Input

Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Features: Built-in numeric keyboard, Toshiba EasyKeys

Communications

Wireless: 802.11b/g

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet

Compliant Standards: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Modem

Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

AC Adapter

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

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x ExpressCard ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output - 4 PIN mini-DIN ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A

Memory Card Reader: 5 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card )

Software

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Toshiba ConfigFree, Connectivity Doctor, Google Toolbar, Toshiba Speech System, Toshiba Assist, Google Desktop, Google Picasa, Microsoft Works 8.5, Toshiba Disc Creator, Toshiba Value Added Package, Ulead DVD MovieFactory for Toshiba, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (Trial), Chicony Camera Assistant Software, Face Recognition software, Toshiba DVD Player, Google Earth

Miscellaneous

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, hard drive password, power-on password

Compliant Standards: CSA, UL, GOST, cUL, PCBC, SASO, CB, FCC Part 15 B, FCC Part 68, CCC, IC, MOC, AS/NZS 3548, FCC, R&TTE, TELEC, URSEC

Localization: United Kingdom

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 39.8 cm

Depth: 28.8 cm

Height: 3.9 cm

Weight: 3.4 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: International warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

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