Nov 8, 2010

Toshiba Launches Satellite L630

Toshiba's Satellite L630 has just been launched in India. The specifications are pretty modest with a dated Intel 2GHz Dual Core processor, onboard Intel graphics and bare minimum 2GB RAM. However, the real USP of the laptop is its sturdiness, as it's engineered specifically to endure the dusty, bumpy and hot Indian conditions.

It features a spill resistant, dust proof 'wipeable keyboard' that should survive our dusty environs and accidental beverage spillage. Toshiba has also incorporated a durable and very rhyming 'no-gloss dura-cross' textured finish for the display cover of the Satellite L630, which is resistant to unsightly fingerprints. The display has a brightness of 200nit, which should've been a bit brighter considering the L630 is marketed as a rugged outdoor laptop. The 250GB hard drive employs software and hardware based shock protection mechanism that senses impending jolts and parks the read and write heads. This is a feature tailor made for our broken roads, which might cause hard drive damage on regular laptop devices.

The laptop is a blessing for the roving types, with its ability to power and charge USB devices even when the laptop is powered down. This means, you can charge your phone (provided you have a USB charger) on the move using your Satellite L630's battery, which promises a 4.6 hour runtime, which is sufficient those who wish to use it on the go. Satellite L630's dated hardware doesn't make it appealing for power users, but its 13-inch form factor, long battery life and ruggedness make it seem perfect for professionals wanting to use it on the run for presentations and such, which do not call for cutting edge specifications. The laptop retails for Rs. 36,869 and is backed by 1 year warranty.

Find the full product specifications below:
  • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100 (2.0GHz, 1066MHz FSB)
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM
  • Display: 13.3-inch 200nits LED Backlit TFT (1366:768)
  • Graphics: Onboard graphics
  • HDD: 250GB (SATA)
  • Battery: 6-Cell High-Capacity Lithium Ion upto 4.6 Hrs battery life
  • Built in web camera

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