Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 notebooks: Staid, sensible, probably reliable

Jan 29, 2009
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Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 notebooks: Staid, sensible, probably reliable

Toshiba have announced a bevy of new Satellite Pro laptops that, while perhaps not appealing to the gamers or the ultraportable crowd, would make sensible options for a dependable notebook.  Four new machines are on offer, ranging from the entry-level Satellite Pro S300-EZ1511 at $529, complete with a Pentium T3400 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 120GB 5,400rpm hard-drive, to the $699 Satellite Pro S300-EZ1514 with its Core 2 Duo T6570 processor, 2GB of RAM and 160GB  hard-drive.  All have a 15.4-inch TruBrite widescreen WXGA display.

 

In-between slot the Satellite Pro S300-EZ1512 and the Satellite Pro S300-EZ1513, at $579 and $649 respectively.  The former has the same processor, RAM and storage as the entry-level S300, but upgrades the Intel GMA4500M graphics to GMA4500MHD; both have WiFi b/g, a combo eSATA/USB port and Sleep & Charge functionality, together with a DVD burner.  Meanwhile the EZ1513 gets a Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, 1GB of memory, 160GB hard-drive and WiFi a/g/n.  Only the top-spec model has a built-in webcam.

Okay, so none of them are going to set your life on fire with excitement, but if a two-year international warranty, sturdy build and the reassurance of the Toshiba brand mean something, there's perhaps a new notebook for you here.  All four are available now.

[via iTechNewsNet]

Press Release:

TOSHIBA Leading Innovation Technology Alert

PRODUCTS: Satellite Pro® S300-EZ1511, Satellite Pro S300-EZ1512,
Satellite Pro S300-EZ1513 , Satellite Pro S300-EZ1514

FROM: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Digital Products Division

DATE: January 27, 2009

DESCRIPTION: The latest Toshiba Satellite Pro® S300 models are designed for business professionals looking for more laptop at a lower price and peace of mind. Engineered and manufactured by Toshiba, the Satellite Pro S300 family affords users a high level of quality and reliability. This business line incorporates essential business features, an industry-leading two-year limited warranty and Toshiba’s fourth-generation EasyGuard® Technology.

"The two-year warranty further differentiates our Satellite Pro® S300 business products from the rest in the industry and is now selling for a first-time price point of $529," said Carl Pinto, vice president of Product Development & Marketing of Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

Satellite Pro S300-EZ1511

Genuine Window Vista® Home Basic
Intel® Pentium® Processor T34001
1GB DDR2 SD RAM memory2
120GB 5400rpm SATA hard disc drive3
Fixed Optical Disk Drive - DVD-SuperMulti
15.4-inch diagonal TruBrite® widescreen WXGA display
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M4
Atheros 802.11 b/g wireless LAN5
eSATA/USB Combo Sleep and Charge port6
Toshiba Standard Two-Year International Limited Warranty7
EasyGuard® Technology
Price $529
Satellite Pro S300-EZ1512

Genuine Window Vista® Business
Intel® Pentium® Processor T34001
1GB DDR2 SDRAM memory2
120GB 5400rpm SATA hard disc drive3
Fixed Optical Disk Drive, DVD-SuperMulti
15.4-inch diagonal TruBrite® widescreen WXGA display
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD4
Atheros® 802.11 b/g wireless-LAN5
eSATA/USB Combo Sleep and Charge port6
Toshiba Standard Two-Year International Limited Warranty7
EasyGuard® Technology
Price $579
Satellite Pro S300-EZ1513

Genuine Window Vista® Business
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T64001
1GB DDR2 SDRAM memory2
160GB 5400rpm SATA hard disc drive3
Fixed Optical Disk Drive, DVD-SuperMulti
15.4-inch diagonal TruBrite® widescreen WXGA display
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD4
Intel® WiFi® Link 5100AGN5 (802.11a/g/n)5
eSATA/USB Combo Sleep and Charge port6
Toshiba Standard Two-Year International Limited Warranty7
EasyGuard® Technology
Price $649
Satellite Pro S300-EZ1514

Genuine Window Vista® Business
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T65701
2GB DDR2 SDRAM memory2
160GB 5400rpm SATA hard disc drive3
Fixed Optical Disk Drive, DVD-SuperMulti
15.4-inch diagonal TruBrite® widescreen WXGA display
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD4
Intel® WiFi® Link 5100AGN (802.11a/g/n)5
Built-in Webcam
eSATA/USB Combo Sleep and Charge port6
Toshiba Standard Two-Year International Limited Warranty7
EasyGuard® Technology
Price $699
AVAILABILITY:
Available January 27, 2009 through select Toshiba Preferred Partner Program resellers, e-tailers and directly at www.toshibadirect.com.

About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS):
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$76 billion. For more information on Toshiba’s leading innovations, visit the company’s Web site at www.toshiba.com.

© 2009 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

[1] Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
[2] Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
[3] Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
[4] Graphics. GPU performance may vary. See Graphics Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
[5] Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
[6] USB Sleep & Charge. The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.
[7] Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranty, and extended warranty and service upgrade plans are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com.
[8] Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price."


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