Satellite T100 Series: Affordable Notebooks, But You Get What You Pay For

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Toshiba's new 11.6-inch Satellite T115 and 13.3-inch Satellite T135 won't be the flashiest thin-and-light notebooks on the market, but they're an economical entry point into the increasingly popular class of casual-use, ultraportable laptops.


At less and inch thick and weighing in under four pounds, both new Satellites are portable, have 720p native resolution displays and cost as little as $450. The processor options aren't anything to go crazy over, but with the optional Intel Pentium SU4100 the notebooks can achieve up to nine hours of battery life.

They won't be your best bet for a primary computer, and I wouldn't ask them to do too much heavy lifting, but at the lower ranges the Satellite T100 series appears to offer better than average value.

Toshiba's thinnest and lightest Satellite laptops, T100 series laptops are ultrathin PCs built for everyday mobility. Delivering more performance than a netbook, and less weight and more battery life than standard laptops, Satellite T100 series laptops are design engineered for life on-the-go. With two screen sizes to choose from (11.6" and 13.3") and now equipped with a dual-core AMD processor plus ATI Radeon HD graphics, Satellite T100 series laptops offer full-range performance for productive multi-tasking and digital entertainment enjoyment in a sleek, thin and ultraportable package.

Sleek, slim mobility
Ultraportable form-factor with starting weights of 3.5 lbs and 3.9 lbs for T115 and T135 models, respectively
Slim profile measuring less than one-inch thick
Battery life rating up to 9 hours on Intel-based platforms; up to 6 hours on AMD-based platforms
Fast resume functionality

Laptop-class performance and premium features
Choice of Intel or AMD processors:
AMD Athlon™ Neo and Turion™ Neo X2 processors with ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 graphics configurations available
Intel Pentium® SU4100
Choice of 11.6" or 13.3" HD TruBrite® LED Backlit display with 16:9 aspect ratio and native 720p screen resolution
HDMI output
USB Sleep and Charge port
TouchPad with Multi-touch Control
Spacious hard drive configurations up to 320GB available
All models come equipped with a Hard Drive Impact Sensor
Toshiba apps: Media Controller, Bulletin Board, ReelTime and power-saving Toshiba eco utility™

Premium style with a comfort-driven design
Draped in Fusion™ Finish, available in Nova Black with Red and White color options available (T135 only)
Full-size keyboard and TouchPad
Advanced airflow technology keeps the laptop cooler when sitting on your lap

Pricing: $449.99 – $699.99 MSRP

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