Toshiba Tecra 550CDT
I've bought this notebook as damaged as I needed spare
parts, and I found that the only problem it has is with power connector
desoldered from board. I've used it as my Win98 machine until I got
Tecra ntebooks were chosen because they had good quality-price ratio and were easily accessible. The only negative thing with these laptops is their pointing device: Toshiba stood long with trackpoint-only notebooks, while other manufacturers started to use touchpads. But it should be noted that for experienced user using trackpoint is as comfortable as touchpad.
|Year of unit||1998|
|Year of introduction||1996|
|CPU||Intel Pentium MMX 266MHz|
|RAM||32MB (upgradeable by EDO SODIMM, now 64MB)|
|Floppy Disk||In a bay|
|Other media||CD-ROM drive in a bay|
|Graphics and display:||1024x768 TFT|
|Keyboard and pointing device:||Small PC keyboard without numeric
1 - Ground
|I/O:|| - Serial port
- Parallel port
- VGA video out
- PCMCIA x2
- External FDD connector
- Dock connector
|Possible upgrades:||Memory etc.|
|Additional peripherals:||External FDD|
To enter BIOS Setup program, press and hold ESC, then turn computer on. It should find a keyboard stuck error, then will display something like "Press F1 to enter SETUP", so press F1. Don't expect high customization.
Support for model is still (2014) available by Toshiba here.