Despite its low cost and convenience, the one thing that would be bugging about the increasingly popular netbooks is its size. Not only typing on smaller keys can be cumbersone, but it is also uncomfortable watching video or browsing through websites on a much smaller screen. This paved way for the rise of “ultrathin portables,” slim ultraportable laptop computers at a fraction of its price.
Toshiba introduces its take on the ultrathin portable with Toshiba Satellite T135 series, which they claim has a “perfect balance” of performance and battery life with its eco-friendly engineering and power saving options. This ultraslim may be smaller in size compared to traditional laptops–with its 13.3-inch widescreen LED backlit display, 3.9 pounds of weight, and measuring less than an inch thick-this portable computer packs an Intel Pentium SU2700 processor, 3GB DDR3 memory, Intel 4500M graphic chipset, Windows 7 Home Premium, built-in webcam and microphone, and 250GB hard disk drive.
It also comes in a gorgeous Fusion Finish, with your choice of Nova Black, Red, or White covers, while its USB Sleep-and-Charge ability enables this ultrathin portable to charge-up your USB gadgets even while it is asleep. The Toshiba Satellite T135 also contains a built-in hard drive impact sensor, which keeps your precious data safe in case of an accidental fall.
But the biggest selling point is its battery life, as the Toshiba Satellite T135 can be used for up to 9 hours and 22 minutes. That’s a lot of power for a laptop, which is further improved with energy-saving Intel processor and LED backlit display. It is also free from any mercury, which damages the environment.
If there is something that would be worthy to nitpick on this laptop, it would have to be the keyboard and touchpad buttons. The keys on the keyboard have that rubbery texture to it, while the buttons under the touchpad are slippery and can be hard to use.
The Toshiba Satellite T135 is now available, starting at US$599.99.
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