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Toshiba Satellite R10/R15

Toshibaa's Satellite series gets a Tablet PC convertible
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The R10/R15 adds a Tablet PC convertible to Toshiba's Satellite series of somewhat larger notebooks. Catering to those who prefer a large screen and plenty of features over small size and low weight, the R Series has a 14.1-inch display (only 1024x768, though), an optical drive, and all the connectivity one can wish for. A nicely equipped 1.3GHz Celeron model with a DVD/CDRW drive starts at just US$1,399. Additional models are available with more memory, bigger disks, DVD writers, and processors up to a 2GHz Pentium M 745. Weighing up to 6.5 pounds, the R Series is relatively large and heavy for a Tablet PC, but if you view it as a well equipped notebook with extra ink and pen slate functionality, its is a terrific bargain carrying one of the industry's most prestigious names.

Form-factor Notebook Convertible
Processor Various Intel Celeron and Pentium
CPU Speed 1.3 GHz or 2.0 GHz
Chipset Intel 855GME
Standard/Max RAM 256MB/2,048MB
Disk/drive 40/60/80 GB/internal optical
Card slots 1 PC Card Type II, 1 SD
Display type Transmissive TFT
Display size/res 14.1-inch/1024x768
Digitizer/pens Wacom/1
Keyboard/scale Integrated 85-key, 100%
Ruggedness standard
Housing Magnesium/plastic
Size (WxHxD) 12.9 x 11.4 x 1.5
Weight 6.5 lbs.
Power Li-Ion ("up to 4 hrs")
Interface 3 USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45
Interface audio, 802.11b/g, video
List price From US$1,399
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