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Toshiba unveils Satellite M115 budget notebook series

Darren Murph

Since Toshiba covered the high-end earlier, it's only fitting that it busts out a bevy of low-end hardware to right the ship. The "Mist Gray" Satellite M115 lineup, supposedly targeted at "on-the-go consumers" looking for "productivity and entertainment" on the cheap, doesn't pack any Merom goodness, but it does manage a decent showing for the price. The Satellite M115-S1061 houses a lowly 1.6GHz Intel Celeron M processor, 14.1-inch WXGA widescreen LCD, Windows XP Home, integrated ATi Radeon Xpress 200 graphics, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB 5,400RPM SATA drive, CD burning combo drive, WiFi, S-Video out, a foursome of USB 2.0 ports, and a paltry "2.08 hours" of battery life. The S1071 model throws in a DVD burner, while the S1064 is powered by Windows XP MCE. Cranking things up ever so slightly is the Satellite M115-S3094, which rocks a 1.6GHz T2050 Intel Core Duo processor, Windows XP MCE, integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB 5,400RPM SATA drive, dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11a/b/g, four USB 2.0 ports, video outputs, a 4-pin FireWire connector, and a somewhat more respectable "3.97 hours" of battery life. The S3154 sports a "Smart Indigo" enclosure in favor of the gray, while the S3104 gets a full gig of RAM. Besides the dizzying amount of specs, the real news here is the pricing: the M115-S1061 series starts at just $700, while the M115-S3094 flavors will set you back around $850.

[Via Laptoping]

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