Toshiba Dynabook Satellite B241 14-inch Notebook Review

Toshiba has recently unveiled an entry-level notebook named Dynabook Satellite B241. This latest entry into the popular Satellite range has a lot to offer. Let us find out its features in this detailed review.

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite B241 14-inch Laptop Features

Design

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite B241 sports a very basic design with heavy use of plastic components.  

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite B241 14-inch

The notebook measures 339.6 x 232 x 31.9mm and weighs 2.2kg. Hence, it is a very handy device.

Display

Dynabook Satellite B241sports a widescreen HD TFT 14-inch Clear SuperView LCD display that renders output in 1366×768 pixel resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 16:9. The best thing about the crystal clear display on Dynabook Satellite B241 is that it consumes less power.

Inclusion of LED backlit display enables you to work fast and without any trouble in a dim-lit room. The display also supports various touch functionalities such as pinch, scroll, rotate and swipe.

Internals

The latest Toshiba Satellite series notebook runs on Intel Celeron dual-core B815 processor with a clock speed of 60GHz, which is backed up by HM65 Express chipset from Intel. It sports 320GB HDD and 2GB DDR3 SDRAM. It also has dual-channel RAM. Dynabook Satellite B241 is based on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OS. It also sports 2MB cache memory, which is powered by Intel Smart Cache. The main memory in the notebook also shares 805MB video RAM.

Interface

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite B241 sports a fully featured keyboard just below the display.

Interface

The keyboard has standard layout and comprises of 87 distinct keys, each of which gives a tactile feedback when pressed. The touchpad too has gesture control built into it to give users a unique feeling of browsing.

Connectivity

Dynabook Satellite B241 sports a bunch of useful connectivity features such as 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0 port and DVD Super Multi Drive. In addition, it sports eSATA USB Combo port enabling the users to transfer important data within flicker of a second via external HDD. LAN RJ45 is yet another connectivity feature to look out for.

Multimedia

Having integrated speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio, the Dynabook Satellite B241 offers a cinematic touch to movies and videos.

Camera

The notebook sports integrated webcam with microphones that offer seamless face-to-face video chat. It also allows for video conferencing right from your desk at home.

Storage

Dynabook Satellite B241 has an integrated storage capacity of 8GB but it can be extended to 320GB. The notebook also supports Serial ATA.

Other Features

Multi-in-1 digital media reader proves useful for those who like to carry along a book to read. The notebook has integrated Office Starter 2010 edition.

Face Recognition feature enables the users to share their files with others thereby taking interaction to a whole new level. In addition, the Dynabook Satellite B241 sports a bunch of security features such as BIOS password, instant security, security lock slot and HDD password.

Battery Power

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite B241 is powered by a highly efficient and huge Li-ion battery that renders 2.2 hours of backup time. The notebook is Energy Star Compliant too.

Toshiba Dynabook Satellite B241 Price and Availability

Dynabook Satellite B241 is available in Japan at a price of 56,800 Yen (around $684).

Conclusion

Dynabook Satellite B241 extends the Satellite series from Toshiba. It is perfect for every entry-level user.