Intel® Centrino Duo Mobile Technology T2300 Each @ 1.66GHz (667Mhz FSB, L1 Cache 32KB/32KB, L2 Cache 2MB)
Standard Memory: 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2 (512MB x 2)
Maximum Memory: 4GB PC2-4200 DDR2
Hard Disk Drive
100.0 billion bytes, 9.5mm height, S-ATA, 5400rpm.
Built-in DVD Super-Multi Double Layer +-R Drive functions:
Type: TFT Active Matrix colour LCD display
Size (diagonal): 15.4” Wide XGA TFT with TruBrite™ Screen Technology
ATI Mobility Radeonl® X1600 with 128MB DDR dedicated video memory.
Harman Kardon Stereo speakers.
Realtek ALC861 Software Sound 16-bit stereo; Built-in
stereo speakers, Direct 3D Sound, DirectSound, DirectMusic,
V.92 56K Data/Fax Modem
10/100 integrated Ethernet LAN,
Intel Golan Wireless LAN (802.11ag)
Two expansion slots total. Open slots, can be filled with 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB PC2-4200 DDR2 modules, for maximum of 4096MB use; 2048MB + 2048MB.
1PC Card slot supports one Type II PC Cards; supports CardBus.
Ports: 5-in-1 Multimedia port (SD, Memory Stick®,
Memory Stick® Pro, MMC, xD-Picture Card™), 4 USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45, IEEE1394, external microphone port, headphone port, RGB.
Full sized 85 keys with 12 function keys
2.7mm keystroke, 6mm height
Dedicated Windows Keys.
CD Control Function: Play/Pause, Stop/Eject, Previous, Skip/Next, Mode
Dual Mode Pad
Dimensions: (WxDxH) 360 x 267 x 40 mm
Weight: 2.72kg (5.98lbs)
Color: Peacock Blue
Battery Type: Removable, Rechargeable 9-cell
Lithium Ion (Li-ion) 10.8V x 6000mAh capacity
Battery Life: up to 3 hours
Recharge Time: Up to 4 hours off / 12 hours on
From what I have looked at, I have noticed the build quality is very much like the M70 series, similar locations for heat vents etc and size is comparable. The battery however sticks out from the back a bit because it has to accomedate 3 extra cells to keep the battery life comparable to the M70 series (2.5hrs) that i did not like at all (M70 has 6 cell battery, A100 has 9 cell even though Toshiba states 6 cells as well).
Very silent unit, didnt notice the fan turning on too often unless I had it sitting on the bed or sofa which in turn blocks the bottom exhaust vents. Screen, keyboard layout is very much exactly like my A70/M70 series so I have no complaints there. The only major complaint I have about this newer layout is the mousepad, it has a dual purpose. click on the top right corner of the pad and it lights up blue, then you can control the volume or shortcuts via the icons on the pad. I find that very annoying since i use the side scroll a lot to read long winded documents and as i use my finger to scroll down, it activates the secondary menu and stops the scrolling from working unless i turn the secondary menu off.
next up, I ran some 3dmark/futuremark bench tests to see how it performs and it scored a 2553 in 3dmark05 with factory drivers and I will install quake 4 and fable to see how it handles those games since it has an ATI RADEON MOBILITY X1600 with 128mb (despite what the toshiba site says, it is an X1600 not an X1400)