Toshiba Satellite

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Toshiba Satellite
Manufacturer Toshiba
Type Notebook computer
A Toshiba Satellite 200CDT 11.3" TFT notebook computer. These had 100 MHz Pentium CPUs.

The Toshiba Satellite (dynabook Satellite in Japan) is a line of consumer-grade notebook computers marketed by Toshiba. Models in the Satellite family vary greatly - from entry-level models sold at major retailers to full-fledged media center-class notebooks. The latter are labeled as "Qosmio" and sold alongside the Satellite name.

The Qosmio models tend to have added features like two hard drive bays, multiple graphics cards, a large number of input/output ports of varying design, unique case styling, Backlight#LED backlightsLED backlit keyboards, significantly more powerful sound systems (built in subwoofer and amplifier), etc.

The early models did not come with an internal CD-ROM drive, but these eventually came as mobile technology progressed. Such models can link up with an external CD-ROM drive through the parallel port on the rear (since USB ports came later as well). Some Satellites also lacked an internal floppy disk drive, but a port on the side allowed the use of a proprietary external module for such. These machines tended to be smaller in physical size than their contemporaries.

In Spring 2000, some models came with a 15 inch screen and a built-in DVD drive, a 6 GB HDD and ran at 500 MHz. They were sold for $2400 by Toshiba. They also had a model called the Satellite Pro. Newer models of the Satellite Pro are still being sold.


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