New Toshiba Satellite R15-S822 Tablet PC First Look

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New Toshiba Satellite R15-S822 Tablet PC First Look

In August 2004, Averatec released the most affordable consumer Tablet PC ever (which at the time was almost $1,000 below most available models).  Now in March 2005, Toshiba has released a significantly attractive Tablet PC featuring Intel’s Centrino Technology, and many bells and whistles boosting it far above those found on the Averatec C3500. Starting at only $1,499, this new convertible from Toshiba is packed with features and is a perfect fit for value-oriented shoppers.


When the screen is horizontally aligned, the machine appears to be a standard
notebook.


Twist to the left and the R15’s secret Tablet PC functionality is revealed!


Left side: heat vents, kensington lock, USB Ports, SD card slot, Firewire and PCMCIA
slot.


Right side: modular (removable) DVD/CD-RW drive, release switch and lock.



Rear: 1 USB, VGA out, S-Video out, modem, Ethernet and AC/power jack.


Close up left front: Wi-Fi switch, indicator lights, mic and headphone jacks.


Power switch, rotation and navigational controls.


Close up center front: display release latch, volume control.


Top Left: SRS TruSurround XT – speaker(s)


Swivelling display hinge.


Instructions so you won’t break your new Tablet!


Touchpad and tactile buttons.


Stickers in case you forget you have a Toshiba Satellite, Centrino-powered Tablet PC
with SRS Surround, that runs on Windows XP!  LOL


The R15’s underside.


A horribly blurry photo of the R15’s display in the dark. (Forgive me, I didn’t have my
tripod).

 

Full specs:

Processor
Processor type Pentium M
Processor manufacturer Intel
RAM
RAM installed size 512 MB
Max supported RAM 2 GB
Memory speed 333 MHz
RAM technology DDR SDRAM
Storage Hard Drive
Hard drive size 60 GB
Hard drive 60 GB IDE
Hard drive type Portable
OS Provided
OS provided Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
Optical Storage
CD / DVD type CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
CD / DVD drive CD- RW / DVD-ROM combo Integrated
Optical storage enclosure type Integrated
Optical Storage (2nd)
2nd optical storage type None
Audio Output
Audio output compliant standards AC ’97
Audio output type Sound card
Battery
Battery technology Lithium ion
Installed battery qty 1
Cabinet (Chassis)
Built-in devices Wireless LAN antenna
Cache Memory
Cache type L2 cache
Modem
Max transfer rate 56 Kbps
Modem type Fax / modem
Video Output
Graphics processor Intel Extreme Graphics2
Display (Projector)
Display (projector) diagonal size 14.1 in
Display (projector) technology TFT active matrix
Max resolution 1024 x 768
General
Model R15-S822
Packaged quantity 1
Product line Toshiba Satellite
Networking
Data link protocol Ethernet, IEEE 802. 11b, IEEE 802. 11g,Fast Ethernet
Networking compliant standards IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Networking type Network adapter
System
Mobile technology Intel Centrino
Notebook type Tablet PC
Miscellaneous
Features Locking device keyhole (cable lock)
Storage Floppy Drive
Floppy drive type None
Input Device
Input device type Keyboard, Touchpad, Digitizer,Tablet Pen
Interface Provided
Interface provided 1 Display / video VGA, 2 Hi- Speed USB, 1 Network Ethernet 10Base- T / 100Base- TX, 1 Modem Phone line, 1 Microphone Input, 1 Headphones Output, 1 Docking / port replicator
Power Device
Power device form factor External
Power device frequency required 50/60 Hz
Storage Removable
Removable storage type None
Slot Provided
Slot provided 2 Memory, 1 (1 free) SD Memory Card, 1 (1 free) CardBus Type I / II
Software
Software type Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
Storage Controller
Storage controller type IDE
Service & Support
Service & support type 1 year warranty

 

Check back with us soon for our full review of the Toshiba R15 Tablet PC!


Barry

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