Is Toshiba’s U100-S213 The Ultra Lightweight Laptop Champ?

Toshiba Libretto U100
Barry Gerber has written an extensive review/comparison in MobilityGuru, Is Toshiba’s U100-S213 The Ultra Lightweight Laptop Champ?, that compares the Toshiba Libretto U100-S213, the Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D, the Dell Latitude X1, and the Sony VAIO VGN-TX670P. Keep in mind that the U100 has a 7.2-inch display and the P1510D has an 8.9-inch display, and the other two have 12.1-inch displays.

The review/conclusion spans over 15 pages. All ultraportable notebooks mentioned use Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Pentium M CPUs, running at 1.10GHz – 1.20GHz. Barry states that outside of battery life, the “four computers discussed in this article perform more or less equally”, and all four have their advantages against one another, although the U100 should be considered if “you want a laptop that isn’t all that far from being a PDA, the U100 could be just the answer for you”. For battery life, you’d have to go with the Fujitsu or Dell with extra-capacity batteries, but the U100 is about as small as you can get while still retaining a useable keyboard.

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3 Responses to Is Toshiba’s U100-S213 The Ultra Lightweight Laptop Champ?

  1. Ana Rosengurtt says:

    I do appreciate a lot if anybody can explain to me which is the difference between the 2 models, U100 and U105.

  2. Matt says:

    I called Toshiba earlier, and they explained to me that there are basically no differences between the two models. There were warranties differences, but they later changed that, and made both equal.

    Unfortunately, they have discontinued the u100 and u105. They said we should still be able to find one at the local stores. But I have yet to come across one that I can try out.