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Toshiba Libretto U100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 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. Opinions about the performance and battery are generally positive. The design and screen also get good opinions, whereas the sound and price get critical reviews.

portability, screen, design, battery, performance

size, keyboard, usability, price, sound

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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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...

If you are a business traveller – especially if you are the type of road warrior that blasts through airport check-ins with just a carry-on bag – the U100 makes a lot of sense. It is so small that you can almost slip the U100 into a jacket pocket, and...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (

Toshiba Libretto U100 review


Little big book

Smaller and lighter than almost any other notebook; wide, high-resolution display; fingerprint reader; nearly five hours of battery power.

Tiny keyboard and screen; weak audio; limited to 1GB of RAM; no Gigabit Ethernet; three-year warranty costs extra; no S-Video port.

Though the Toshiba Libretto U100 has the enviable combination of a small size and a powerful processor, in the final analysis, it's just too diminutive for many to use.

Jul, 2005

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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...

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


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

The Toshiba Libretto U100 is an amazing notebook that highlights many of the technologies that make Toshiba one of the leading manufacturers in the world. We found the screen to be a nice addition. While you won't want to use the U100 as your main...

Aug, 2005

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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

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 system:Stereo 16-bit
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:3400
Battery life (max):5
Battery performance:3400
Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.197 / 0.315
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:7.2
Display Resolution:1280 x 768
Display response rise/fall:15
HD type:Not supported
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
Pixel Pitch:0.00484 x 0.00484

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:4
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:60


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel 855GME
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.197 / 0.315
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Libretto

Input Device

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


Keyboard number of keys:85
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1


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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:Stereo 16-bit
Dimensions (WxDxH):8.27 x 5.71 x 1.13 / 8.27 x 6.5 x 1.17
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 4
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 768
L2 cache:32
Memory bus:64
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K V.90
Security Features:Fingerprint Reader
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready:No / Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: No
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2
Wireless communication version:2

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x verbinding met libretto DVD Dock
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter output current:4
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:60


Chipset:Intel 855GME
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 855GME
Processor cache:2
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:400
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


Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard drive speed:4200
Total Storage Capacity:30 / 60

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


External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):75 / 85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.280 x 1.024 / 1280 x 1024
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:9.24
Drive device weight:5.11