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Toshiba Libretto U100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 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. Views about the battery and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also appreciated. Many are negative about the price and usability, and there are some mixed comments about the image quality.

portability, design, screen, performance, battery

size, keyboard, usability, price

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 (ubergizmo.com)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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 (headfonia.com)

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 (tomsguide.com)

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 (hardwarecentral.com)

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 (xbitlabs.com)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Libretto U100 Laptop - Pocket-lint

 

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

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

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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
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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

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.7in/6.5in
Height:1.2in
Weight:2.2lbs/3.2lbs
Width:8.3in

Display

HD type: No

Display (Projector)

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

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:U100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Libretto

Input Device

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz

Modem

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

Networking

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)
Type:DVD/None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

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

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2