|Operating system||Linux Mint 21.1 64-bit, English|
|CPU||Intel Pentium T3400 @ 2.16 GHz|
|Memory||2 GB (DDR2 400 MHz)|
|Storage||240 GB Crucial BX500 SATA SSD|
|Display||15 in (38 cm) 1280x800|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 4500|
|Connectivity||1 VGA, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Expansion card slot, 1 SD card slot, 2 Audio jacks|
The L series of Toshiba Satellite laptops were Toshiba's mainstream consumer line of Satellite laptops and were marketed towards students. The L305 specifically was released in 2009.
My specific Satellite L305 is the S5944 model which has a dual core, 2008 Intel Pentium with 2 GB of DDR2 memory and Intel integrated graphics. I bought this laptop for $20 from a Deseret Industries thrift store in Marana, AZ on March 18, 2023.
This specific laptop came with Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit. When I bought the laptop, the original operating system installation was on the drive, so I used Toshiba's built-in recovery DVD creator to make recovery discs for it. I immediately swapped out the original hard drive for a solid-state drive for improved performance and reinstalled the factory OS installation with the recovery discs that were created.
On June 28, 2023 I installed Linux Mint 21.1 on this laptop since Windows Vista refused to update after updating to a certain point and it informs me on my WSUS server about the device not being up-to-date which kind of bugged me, so I went to Linux instead. This is the first laptop I've installed Linux on and I use it as a Wi-Fi hotspot for my Nintendo DSi since the DSi doesn't support modern Wi-Fi security standards.
The only upgrade I've done to this laptop is upgrading the original hard drive to a 240 GB Crucial BX500 SSD.
- "Dynabook Satellite - Wikipedia". Retrieved 20 March 2023.