Pros

  • Flexible battery options, extra security

Cons

  • Poor sound

At A Glance

The M255-E hits most of the right notes for small offices in need of a security-oriented travel laptop.

Manufacturer’s Website

Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25288
Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo T2500
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 800
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GMA 950
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 309.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 500.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.4 inches
Depth 9.8 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 6.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.4 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • battery
Pointing Device Touchpad
Case
Multipurpose Bay
  • floppy
  • weightsaver
  • second hard drive
  • Second battery
  • different optical drive

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 3:09   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 10.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 6.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 477.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Good
World Bench 5 Score 90.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 673.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 515.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 384.0
Ahead Nero 1213.0
Windows Media Encoder 307.0
Roxio VideoWave 273.0
Adobe Photoshop 341.0
Microsoft Office XP 569.0
WinZip 421.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 594.0
Adobe Premiere 502.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 404.0