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 than an inch thick and weighing in under 1.8kg, both new Satellites are portable, have 720p native resolution displays and cost as little as $US450. 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 colour options available (T135 only) Full-size keyboard and TouchPad Advanced airflow technology keeps the laptop cooler when sitting on your lap
Pricing: $US449.99 – $US699.99 MSRP