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Toshiba Satellite U300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Toshiba Satellite U300. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and usability are on the whole positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the battery and screen are mixed, while some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

portability, design, price, usability, performance

keyboard, energy, durability, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite U300 from 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 People really like the portability. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability

100% of the reviews on 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

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Toshiba Satellite U300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite U300 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.


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

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Jan, 2018

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Toshiba Satellite Pro U300 notebook


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

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 (

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 (

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 (

Toshiba Satellite U300-13V laptop


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 is a great...

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 (

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.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Toshiba Satellite U300-113 review



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: staff (

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

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 formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / HDA 24-bit
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system manufacturer:Toshiba
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone:
Number of built-in speakers:2
Supported audio standards:MIDI

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8 / 4000
Battery performance:10.8 / 4000
Battery Technology:
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Certification:ICASA, R&TTE, STC, TTA, PTA, Oman Tel, \nETISALAT, MOC, TTAS, UL/cUL, FCC Part68, Industry Canada, FCC part 15 class B, DIN GOST, CE, UL, FCC, CSA, EN, CCC, SASO, \nTELEC, CB-report, AS/NZS 3548, TRA, S.M.A.R.T. / ICASA, TRA, STC, TTA, PTA, Oman Tel, \nETISALAT, MOC, TTAS, EN, CCC, SASO, \nTELEC, CB report, AS/NZS 3548, R&TTE, \nUL/cUL, FCC Part68, Industry Canada, \nFCC part 15 class B, DIN GOST, CE Mark,\nUL, CSA, FCC, S.M.A.R.T. / R&TTE, TRA, STC, TTA, PTA, Oman Tel, ETISALAT, MOC, TTAS, UL/cUL, FCC part 68,\nIndustry Canada, FCC part 15 class B,\nDIN GOST, CE, UL, FCC, CSA, EN, CCC, SASO,\nTELEC, Zpráva CB, AS/NZS 3548, ICASA, S.M.A.R.T. / R&TTE, TRA, STC, TTA, PTA, Oman Tel, ETISALAT, MOC, TTAS, UL/cUL, FCC Part68,\nIndustry Canada, FCC part 15 class B, DIN GOST, CE Mark, UL, FCC, CSA, EN, CCC, SASO,\nTELEC, CB report, AS/NZS 3548, S.M.A.R.T.


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374 / 9.5
Hard disk number of plates:2


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display response rise/fall:25
LCD brightness levels 1-8:40
Pixel Pitch:0 x 0 / 0.00880 x 0.00880

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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter output current:3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:75

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA X3100
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.002 / 0.335 / 0.358 / 0.384 / 358
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2


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


Keyboard key pitch:0.748 / 1
Keyboard key stroke:0.0689 / 1.75
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:86
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device: / Touchpad
Windows keys:


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


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory expansion module sizes:512
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 1


Color:Onyx blue metallic/Titanium silver


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


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking speed:10/100 Mbps / 10/100 Mbps Base-TX / 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Networking topology:Ethernet LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi
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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393.7 / 0 - 393700.8 / 0 - 393701
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):18
Operating altitude:0 - 118 / 0 - 118.1
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
Operating thermal gradient (max):18
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:4
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

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

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / HDA 24-bit
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):12 x 9 x 1 / 12.2 x 8.94 x 1.19
Drive device, buffer size:8.192 / 8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
Hard disk number of heads:4
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:1
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 800 / 1280 x 800
L2 cache:1 / 2 / 4
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Operating elevation:118110.2
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100/240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Toshiba EasyGuard:Y
TV in port: No
Type: / PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2
Wireless communication version:2
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi / WLAN (802.11a/b/g) / WLAN (802.11a/b/g/Draft-N)

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter output current:3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:75


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 11 / 13 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor:T2310 / T2370 / T5250 / T5450 / T5750 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T7500
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.075 - 1.175
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.46 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.66 / 1.663 / 1.73 / 1.8 / 1.83 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:533 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T2310 / T2370 / T5250 / T5450 / T5750 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T7500
Processor Number:T2080/T2130/T2330/T2370/T5450/T7250
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Pentium T2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:mPGA4 / PBGA479, PPGA478 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor technology:Intel Centrino / Intel Centrino Duo
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E1 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 65, 35
Tjunction:100 / 85
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29759 / 29760 / 29761 / 30786 / 30787 / 31728 / 32431 / 33915 / 34445
Processor code:SLA49 / SLA4D / SLA4J / SLAEC
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:14.4 x 22.6 x 12.2 / Adobe Acrobat reader\nIntervideo WinDVD\nIntervideo WinDVD Creator 2 Platinium\nToshiba Disc Creator\nToshiba ConfigFree / Toshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Disc Creator\nUlead DVD MovieWriter for TOSHIBA\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Speech System\nChicony Camera Assistant Software\nToshiba Bluetooth Stack\nConnectivity Doctor\nConfigFree / Toshiba Bluetooth Stack\nToshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Disc Creator\nUlead DVD MovieWriter f TOSHIBA\nSupervisor Password Utility\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Speech System\nChicony Camera Assistant Software\nToshiba DVD-spelare\nMicrosoft Works 8.5\nConnectivity Doctor\nConfigFree / Ulead DVD MovieWriter\nToshiba / Y
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2007 / Norton Internet Security 2007\n / Office


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDIO, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 200 / 250

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

Technical Details

Hard disk number of heads:4
Wireless communication version:2


External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):75 / 85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):85
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Output

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

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:12 / 12.3
CD/DVD weight:3.53 / 4 / 5.29
Depth:8.94 / 9
Height:1.19 / 1.34
Height (front):1.19
Height (rear):1.34
Weight:3.88 / 3.97 / 4 / 4.39 / 4.41
Width:12 / 12.2