Operating System, CPU and RAM
- The operating system pre-installed on the Toshiba Satellite A135-S4677 was the Home Premium version of Microsoft Windows Vista, which was an immediate step-up from the Home Basic edition. The computer's CPU -- or central processing unit -- was a dual-core (two-processor-unit) Intel Pentium T2080 with a processing speed of 1.73 gigahertz. The CPU formed part of the S4677's Mobile Intel 943GML chipset. Each Toshiba A135-S4677 laptop contains 1,024 megabytes of memory, which is equivalent to a gigabyte. It is usually installed as a single memory module or split into two 512-MB modules occupying the computer's SO-DIMM (small dual in-line memory module) slots. Users could expand the memory to a maximum of 2 GB. The memory specifications of the S4677 use the second-generational synchronous dynamic random access memory architecture, or DDR2 SDRAM.
Disk Drives, Graphics and Display
- Each Toshiba Satellite A135-S4677 came with a modest 80 GB hard drive that spun at a middling speed of 5,400 revolutions per minute. Toshiba, however, was a lot more generous with the optical drive, which consisted of a CD/DVD burner with double-layer disc support. The graphics controller was a motherboard-integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, which ate up to 256 MB of the computer's memory rather than have a memory bank of its own. The screen, however, was an elaborate 15.4-inch TFT LCD with TruBrite glossy technology supporting up to 1,280-by-800 pixels of native resolution.
Networking and Connectors
- For networking purposes, the Toshiba Satellite A135-S4677 had a 56-Kbps (kilobits per second) fax/data modem, a 10/100-Mbps (megabits per second) Base-TX Ethernet driver, and wireless connectivity based on integrated Wi-Fi and Atheros driver that accommodated the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11b/g standards. In addition to the RJ-11 and IEEE-1394 connectors for the modem and Ethernet, respectively, the S4677 has four USB 2.0 ports, external monitor connector, S-Video output, and headphone and microphone jacks. The laptop also includes a 5-in-1 digital media adapter for the Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard and xD Picture Card flash memory storage formats.
Physical Description and Power Requirements
- The mist gray-colored Toshiba Satellite A135-S4677 weighed about 6 lbs. and had an 85-key keyboard. Its physical dimensions consisted of a 14.2-inch width, 10.5-inch depth and a peak height of 1.47 inches. Each S4677 came packaged with a 65-watt AC power adapter and a 4,000-milliampere-hour lithium-ion battery pack.