Toshiba Satellite U300

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite U300Notebook: Toshiba Satellite U300
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 256 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U300

Toshiba - Satellite U300-134 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Having seen the popularity of Apple's very stylish but none-too-light MacBook, other manufacturers have got on the 13.3-inch laptop bandwagon; with, it has to be said, varying degrees of success. Toshiba's foot-hold in this market sector is the Satellite U300 series. Currently there are six models in the U300 family line-up, with our review model, the U300-134, sitting at the mid-way point. Toshiba's Satellite U300-134 should certainly stir things up in the 13.3-inch notebook arena as it offers stylish looks, a pretty decent feature set and reasonable battery life. And best of all, a fair price tag.
Ausstattung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2008
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T5450: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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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» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Getac 9213
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» HP Voodoo ENVY133
Core 2 Duo SP7500
» Dell Inspiron 1318
Pentium Dual Core T2390
» Dell Inspiron 13
Core 2 Duo T8300
» Toshiba Satellite U400
Core 2 Duo T5550
» Toshiba Portégé M800
Core 2 Duo T5750
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U400
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Dell Vostro 1310
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Toshiba Satellite Pro U300
Core 2 Duo T7250
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN
Core 2 Duo T9300
» Toshiba Satellite U300-13V
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Core 2 Duo L7100
» Medion MD96544
Core 2 Duo T7700
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Core 2 Duo T7500
» MSI Megabook PR300
Core 2 Duo T7300
» Toshiba Satellite U305-S5127
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Tecra M8
Core 2 Duo T7100
» Toshiba Satellite U305
Core 2 Duo T7100

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Getac B300
Core 2 Duo L7500, 3.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U405
Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.5 kg
» Apple MacBook Air
Core 2 Duo SP7500, 1.37 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 4.1 kg
» HP Compaq 610
Core 2 Duo T5870, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Chiligreen X7
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Medion E5214
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» Asus X58L
Celeron M 575, 15.6", 2.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)