Background and Identification
The Toshiba Satellite (called the Dynabook Satellite in Japan) is a line of consumer notebook computers sold by Toshiba, a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo. Toshiba Satellite computers were introduced in the 1990s as some of the earliest laptops to compete with IBM’s Thinkpad line. The Satellite family competes against Acer’s Aspire, Dell’s Inspiron and XPS, HP’s Pavilion and Envy, Samsung’s Sens, and Lenovo’s IdeaPad.
The Toshiba Satellite 1805-S177 includes an Intel Celeron 900 MHz processor and either 128 or 256 MB of standard memory. The computer can hold up to 512 MB of memory with two SO-DIMM memory expansion slots. The Toshiba Satellite 1805-S177 includes two USB v1.1 compliant ports and one DVD-ROM drive.
The Toshiba Satellite series was discontinued in the United States in 2016 when Toshiba left the consumer laptop market in the U.S. Toshiba continued to sell Tecra and Portégé laptops, as well as the Satellite brand, in many countries.
Toshiba laptops can be identified by the name “Toshiba” printed in capital letters in the center of the computer’s bottom bezel. To identify the model of a Toshiba laptop, bring up the Start menu on the computer and search for “diagnostic tool.” Running the PC Diagnostic Tool gives users several options, including identifying the laptop’s make and model.
CPU: Intel Celeron 900MHz - 1.1GHz
Memory Type: PC100 100MHz SDRAM
Standard Memory: 128MB or 256MB
Max Memory: 512MB
Memory Expansion Slots: 2 SO-DIMM Slots
PC Card Slots: Two Type II or One Type III PC Card Slot - 16/32-bit CardBus enabled
USB Ports: Two USB v1.1 Compliant Ports
Firewire Ports: None
Card Reader: None
Original Optical Drives: DVD-ROM
Original Hard Drives: 10.0GB, 12.0GB, 15.0GB, 20.0GB 4200RPM ATA Hard Drive