Toshiba Satellite U300
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite U300
Source: PC Advisor
Its suitability as a gaming machine is questionable, but in the Toshiba Satellite U300-113 Toshiba has put together a smart and stylish laptop that gives a good account of itself elsewhere.
You'll want a cloth to hand, however, as the Toshiba Satellite U300-113's lovely dark blue exterior smudges easily. We were also concerned about the amount of heat this Toshiba laptop seems to generate.
Even so, the 13.3in Toshiba Satellite U300-113 feels sturdily built with a hard-wearing chassis and hinge and it comes in a few grammes short of the 2kg mark.
The Toshiba Satellite U300-113 is not the most powerful of laptops. Its 1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 processor is supported by only 1GB of DDR2 RAM and turned in a middling WorldBench speed benchmark score of 66.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 3.5, Preis/Leistung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Go DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 76% display: 87% mobility: 79% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 78%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2007
Rating: price: 95% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
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.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.