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Toshiba Satellite U300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Toshiba Satellite U300. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and portability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability and keyboard.

design, price, performance, portability, usability

screen, energy, keyboard, reliability

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite U300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite U300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability. The usability is also appreciated.

usability, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TOSHIBA Satellite U300-13U Core 2 Duo T5250 1,5 GHz, 2048 Gb, 160 Gb 13,3 ", DVD±RW Qwerty, Vista Home Premium EnglishTOSHIBA Satellite U300-13U Core 2 Duo T5250 1,5 GHz, 2048 Gb, 160 Gb 13,3 ", DVD±RW Qwerty, Vista Home Premium English

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite U300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite U300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

energy

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: X-bit labs (xbitlabs.com)

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...

Simple and neat exterior design, Low temperature of the case and quiet operation, Wireless interfaces, Reasonable price

Glossy coating of the display, Scanty accessories, Easily soiled glossy surfaces, Minor flaws in keyboard design

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 notebook - Pocket-lint

 

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

Powerful, good battery life, great software

No digital ports

The Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 may not be a notebook to grab the headlines like some other 13.3-inch machines but we found it a powerful and versatile machine that certainly offers great value for money.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 review

 

A powerful and compact laptop, and surprisingly affordable too

Affordable price ; Powerful ; Great software package included

Basic feature set

Excellent performance on offer from this portable and affordable laptop

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite U300-13V review

 

An excellent laptop for users on the move, make way for the U300

Intergrated camera ; Great software package ; Lightweight ; Good usability

Battery life isn't great ; Poor 3D performance

An affordable and powerful laptop that makes a worthy award winner

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Satellite U300-13V laptop - Pocket-lint

 

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

Great value, fantastic finish

Not the best of keyboards

The Toshiba Satellite U300-13V is a great all-round notebook. It’s light enough to carry around without it being a burden and the battery life is better than a lot of machines we’ve seen at this price and weight. However, what really won us over was...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Jesse Sutton (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

No e-SATA

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.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite U300-113 review

 

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Great screen ; Comfortable to use ; Attractive price

No Gigabit networking

A great alternative to high-priced ultraportables and ideal for travel use

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite U300 review

 

Value for money takes centre stage here

Comfortable to use ; Good value for money

Average power and performance

A stylish and comfortable machine, but performance is sadly average

Sep, 2007
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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

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:1.3in
Weight:4.4lbs/4.6lbs
Width:12.2in

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

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.002 / 0.335 / 0.358 / 0.384

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Localization:English / French
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:U300/U300-NS1/U300-NS5/U300-RW1/U300-SP1809/U300-ST3091/U300-ST3094
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

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

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Onyx blue metallic/Titanium silver

Modem

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

Networking

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 Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8

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
Type: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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Number:T2080/T2130/T2330/T2370/T5450/T7250
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Pentium T2000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:29759 / 29760 / 29761 / 30786 / 30787 / 31728 / 32431
Processor package size:35

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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