Toshiba Libretto W105


Toshiba Libretto W105Notebook: Toshiba Libretto W105 (Libretto W Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 7.0 inch, , 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Libretto W105

80% Toshiba Libretto W105
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Toshiba Libretto W100 is a unique ultra-portable PC. It's hard not to love it for its geek factor and uber-daring design; and it targets you well-heeled gadget freaks rather than everyday users. A few years from now, we suspect Toshiba and other manufacturers will offer versions for the average consumer, and the anniversary edition Libretto is testing the waters. The dual touch screens are sharp and responsive, and Toshiba's done a good job of tweaking the UI to make the device more usable. From the virtual keyboards and trackpad to enlarged windows control elements and zooming, Toshiba has worked hard to make the Libretto pleasant to use rather than a chore. Still, it's hard to overcome the fact that Windows 7 wasn't meant to be used with a touch screen this small and we found ourselves reverting to the virtual trackpad more than we liked.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
20% Toshiba Libretto W105
Source: PC Mag English
The Librettos are masters at miniaturization, but there are just too many flaws with the W105.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 20%
50% Toshiba Libretto W105
Source: Laptop Mag English
For nearly 15 years, Toshiba has been using the Libretto line to test out new concepts and devices. The Libretto W105 is the latest such experiment, and viewed in that regard, it's an intriguing addition. In both design and price, this $1,099 device is meant for early adopters and gadget junkies who will put up with its quirks. It has a number of clever user-interface innovations that make the device easier to use than other Windows 7 tablets. Overall, though, the W105's short endurance, high temperatures, and lack of touch apps beyond what Toshiba bundles make this device more of a curiosity than a breakthrough.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
Toshiba Libretto W105
Source: Wired Magazine English
Dedicating half your laptop to 80-odd keys is such a waste of space, at least, that's the message we're getting from the new Toshiba Libretto W105. With two 7-inch touchscreens, the 1.2-GHz machine does triple duty as a notebook computer, media player, and e-reader. Juggling serious work?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

U5400: Entry level dual core CPU of the Arrandale series. Does not support Turbo Boost (for the CPU), Hyperthreading, Virtualization and AES. Due to the slow clock speed, the performance is only sufficient for non demanding applications.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.9 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Libretto W105-L251
Pentium U5400, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Libretto W100
Pentium U5400, 0.85 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus VivoBook S200E-C157H
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Asus 1015E
Celeron 847, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus VivoBook X202E-BH91T-CB
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Acer C710-2055
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion 14-c010us
Celeron 847, 14.0", 1.72 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-431P-997B4G50Mass
Pentium 997, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C-C1-BK
Atom Z2760, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» HP 650-C1N02EA
Celeron B830, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC-B8308G50Mnks
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» Asus Eee PC F201E-KX064H
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus X501A-XX277H
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» HP Envy x2 11-g012nr
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» Acer Iconia W510-1422
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» Asus X201E-KX004DU
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 5760Z-B9704G50Mnsk
Pentium B970, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC F201E-KX066DU
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Acer C710-2847
Celeron 847, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UK
Celeron 867, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-531-877B6G50Mabb
Celeron 877, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C855-193
Celeron B820, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus VivoBook S200E-CT57H
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Iconia W510P-1406
Atom Z2760, 10.1", 0.7 kg
» Asus X401A-WX115V
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» Acer Aspire V5-531-967B4G32Mabb
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» Acer Aspire 5750Z-4217
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» Packard Bell EasyNote TV
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» Asus X54C-SX091V
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)