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Toshiba Satellite U300

Toshiba Satellite U300
alaScore 82

54 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and value for money are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good opinions.

design, portability, battery, value for money, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite U300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 54 reviews)

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Review Toshiba Satellite U300 Notebook


Function follows Design? The Toshiba Satellite U300-114 is a clas

Nice design ; Good price/performance ratio ; Good input devices with nice looking OSD ; Low noise and temperature emissions

Sensible glossy surfaces ; Reflecting display with weaknesses ; Workmanship could be partly better

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Toshiba Satellite U300-111 Notebook Review


All unique features cost a lot of money; however, not everyone actually uses them. Most users will most likely be interested in solutions with average weight, sufficient performance and moderate price. The Toshiba notebook we are going to talk about...

It is hard to choose between the two notebooks we have compared in this review. The Dell Vostro 1400 and Toshiba Satellite U300-111 are both a kind of a sturdy workhorse for people who don't want to spend extra money for super-light subnotebooks or...

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Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 notebook review


Toshiba tends to split its business in two quite distinctive trends, you have the full multimedia statements, such as its Qosmio line, and then there is the rather subdued and safe business machine. While the Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 falls into the...

Powerful, good battery life, great software

No digital ports

A compact notebook for the daily commute but lacks a degree of future proofing


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Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 review


With a compact and comfortable design, Toshiba's Satellite Pro U300 (£739 inc. VAT) represents excellent value for money. The 13.3-inch screen helps to keep weight to a portable 2.1kg. A resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels means you'll have no trouble...

Affordable rice ; Powerful ; Great software ackage included

Basic feature set

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Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 2.2GHz


The metallic grey and matt-black plastics give a distinctive and stylish design

Affordable price ; Powerful ; Great software package included

Basic feature set

With an impressive screen, comfortable controls and excellent performance and mobility, it's difficult not to like the Satellite Pro U300

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Toshiba Satellite U300-13V laptop review


Toshiba has been making notebooks for over 20 years and in that time has specialised on corporate machines but increasingly in the last few years it has released a number of machines for the home user too. The Toshiba Satellite U300-13V fits in the...

Great value, fantastic finish

Not the best of keyboards

This small and ultraportable has a great screen and better than average battery life

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Toshiba Satellite U300 (PSU30A-05302P)


Toshiba's new mini-Satellite, the U300, brings Toshiba's typical Satellite design to the ultra portable market. A few things have been cut back to mak...

Battery life, performance for its size


An excellent choice for on-the-road business users, offering great performance and excellent battery life. Its size, weight and battery life make it very portable and it's got some style, too.

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Toshiba Satellite U300-113 review


The Toshiba Satellite U300-113 (£699 inc. VAT) is very lightweight and ideally suited to use on the move. Delivering strong performance and battery life, as well as excellent usability, it suits home use as much as mobile workers on a budget

Great screen ; Comfortable to use ; Attractive rice

No Gigabit networking


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Toshiba Satellite U300-134


Toshiba enters the 13.3in notebook sector with this highly affordable entrant, but does it have the quality to match its competitive price?

Though there are some minor issues, at the price the Toshiba U300-134 is a real bargain. It offers very competent mobile performance in an attractive chassis, which weighs just 2kg. As such, if you want portability but don't want to pay the premiums...

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Toshiba Satellite Pro U300-10U review


The Toshiba Satellite Pro U300-10U is a decent laptop that's a good size for carting around with you. What it lacks in performance it makes up for in portability and looks

Small size ; Good looks ; Nice design

Fairly underpowered ; Poor 3D performance

Conclusion The U300, available for £660 from, is a good choice for those that need to work on the go. It's not the smallest machine available, but it's a good compromise. However, it's only really suitable for basic office work and...


Product Specifications

If you're looking for compact and ultra portable laptop for work and home, the Satellite Pro U300 is an ideal choice. Lightweight and small, it's easy to carry around with you from meeting to meeting and features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors for high levels of performance. When you've clocked off, you can enjoy the 13.3" widescreen with Toshiba TruBrite technology that gives crisp, sharp images whether you're viewing photos or watching DVDs. For additional reassurance the Satellite Pro U300 also features a shock protected hard drive.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Localization:English / French
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz/800MHz


Color:Onyx blue metallic/Titanium silver


Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps/56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2080/T2130/T2330/T2370/T5450/T7250
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/200GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950/Intel GMA X3100