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Toshiba Libretto U100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Toshiba Libretto U100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the image quality and price, and some have doubts about the keyboard and usability.

portability, performance, design, screen, battery

size, usability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Libretto U100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 55 reviews)

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Expert review by: Edwin Kee (

Toshiba Libretto U100


Click to enlarge via BargainPDA The new Toshiba Liberetto U100 is Lilliputian in nature, and is billed as the ultimate [...]

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: lewdvig (

Toshiba Libretto U100 Review (pics, specs)


Unlike most of the incredibly-advanced-Far-Eastern-technology-that-we-will-never-see-over-here (IAFETTWWNSOH), Toshiba is bringing its latest Lilliputian Libretto, the U100, to America. The Libretto ultra portable notebook line has been marketed in...

I had a hard time reconciling what would be the best way to review the Toshiba Libretto U100: is this a personal computer or a business machine? I can think of many reasons to own one. If you are a business traveller - especially if you are the type of...

Aug, 2005

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Expert review by: (

Toshiba Libretto U100


The Libretto's screen is by far the biggest in this crop of miniature PCs. It sports a 7.2-inch widescreen with Toshiba's TruBrite technology. It looks just as nice as the Sony U750P's XBrite screen. Its high resolution (1280-by-768) is great for DVD...

Fingerprint reader. Excellent battery life. 60GB hard drive. Great little widescreen

Poor placement of the pointing stick. Small keyboard

It looks like nothing more than a clamshell PDA, but inside you'll find a fully functional Microsoft Windows XP operating system, a fingerprint reader, and a 60GB hard drive.


Expert review by: Mike (

The New Recommendation: The Yulong U100 USB DAC


I find far more pluses than I do minuses. So, if you can handle the extra $60, and you don't need the extra functions on the Audinst, then the Yulong U100 is the box you should get for your headphones. Gears used for review: Headphones: Sennheiser...

All pluses and minuses considered, I think I find far more pluses than I do minuses. So, if you can handle the extra $60, and you don’t need the extra functions on the Audinst, then the Yulong U100 is the box you should get for your headphones.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Barry Gerber (

Is Toshiba's U100-S213 The Ultra Lightweight Laptop Champ


Toshiba's Libretto U100-S213 is the smallest and lightest ultra lightweight laptop we've ever tested. That said some questions must be raised about the impact of smallness on usability. To answer these questions, we compare the U100 with three other...

With the exception of battery life, the four computers discussed in this article perform more or less equally. So, if you want to buy an ultra lightweight laptop consider the other features and related issues I've discussed here. Most of the strengths...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (

Toshiba Libretto U100 Review


Even with its detachable DVD dock, it's smaller and lighter than almost every notebook on the market, Performance, input/output connections, and battery life are all better than you'd expect

High-resolution screen means horrible eyestrain; keyboard sized for fingertip tapping, not typing

It's not the longest-lived of the subnotebooks we've sampled, but the Libretto's lithium-ion battery pack provides nearly-transcontinental-flight stamina: Dividing our time more or less evenly between DVD or CD use and undocked, low-voltage word...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Vasily Melnik (

X-bit labs - Toshiba Libretto U100-S213 Review: Size Does Matter


If your priorities are compactness, low weight, long battery life and high performance you should definitely take a look at a great compact solution from Toshiba. This notebook will be most useful on trips, or can be easily turned into a compact...

Putting it briefly, the Toshiba Libretto U100-S213 is a good compromise between compactness and functionality. It is not free from typical drawbacks of super-compact notebooks like small keys on the keyboard, a small screen with a big resolution, and a...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Toshiba Libretto U100 Laptop review


Toshiba has been designing and manufacturing notebooks for 20 years, starting with the T110 in 1985, which weighed in at over 7kg, had a battery life of 60 minutes and green LCD screen. To celebrate, the company has chosen to reinstate one of its older...

Super-compact, great value

A little too small for main computer

Highlighting many of the skills that make Toshiba a marker leader, the Libretto is a powerful example of miniturisation

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: (

Toshiba Libretto U100 (PLU10A-00900W)


Tiny and light, powerful for its size

Can be difficult to control pointer

The Libretto's miniature size and light weight will attract veterans of the road who want to travel without being encumbered.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: Michael S. Lasky (

Toshiba Libretto U100


That's just like a computer, only smaller!" a friend exclaimed when he spied the preproduction version of Toshiba's new Libretto U100 mini-notebook I...

Tiny and light, powerful for its size

Can be difficult to control pointer

The Libretto's miniature size and light weight will attract veterans of the road who want to travel without being encumbered.

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

The libretto U100 packs impressive power and performance into an innovative, ultra-light, full-featured mini-notebook design. The libretto U100 includes the power of a standard-sized notebook packed into an innovative mini-notebook design. Almost half the size of standard notebooks, the libretto U100 mini notebook is the perfect solution for busy travelers who require full power in limited space.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):18.3cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Libretto

Input Device

Type:AccuPoint / Keyboard/Keyboard/Keyboard / Touchpad / AccuPoint


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Processor Number:753
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1.25GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2