Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324
Source: Hot Hardware Archive.org version
All in all, Toshiba's lightweight T135D is more affordable than previous Intel-based models. For approximately $100 less, the AMD Neo-powered T135D-S1324 still offers acceptable performance even though benchmark scores aren't quite as high as the similarly equipped Intel-powered version. Battery life is perhaps the biggest downside to the AMD-powered version: the T135D-S1324 offered just over two hours of cord-free computing time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
At the end of the day Toshiba left consumers with an interesting pair of options for a thin-and-light notebook with a 13-inch display. The Intel-based Satellite T135 offers good performance, a nice notebook design, and great battery life for $700. On the other hand, the AMD-based T135D delivers better performance with day-to-day tasks and an identical design for only $600.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: performance: 90% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 ultraportable laptop is a slim, sleek package with a dual-core AMD chip that offers some pleasant surprises while making a few compromises. If you're willing to trade some performance for good battery life and a sweet screen, the Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 is a good candidate for an ultraportable mobile companion. It's easy on the eyes whether it's open or closed, and if you can live with the small keys, the T135D-S1324 should serve you well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
Though the awkward model number doesn't roll off the tongue, the Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 ultraportable laptop is a slim, sleek package that offers some pleasant surprises while making a few compromises. For one thing, the glossy black chassis, accented with a subtle carbon-fiber graphic, can be a magnet for fingerprints and smudges; but the unit's subtle curves and smart tapering down (from about 1.5 inches in back to just over a half inch in the front) make it a good design for carrying in your hand or in a bag. The T135D-S1324 is an easily packable laptop ideal for light-duty office, home, and travel use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 62% features: 88%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
When Toshiba announced the Satellite T135 series, its line of thin-and-light ultraportable laptops last year, we were immediately interested for two reasons: performance and price. In a world of Netbooks toting endlessly similar Atom processors, having a higher-powered dual-core processor such as the U4100 in the T135-S1310 made a big difference in the amount of productivity we could expect in a slim laptop with strong battery life. Toshiba's lightweight and affordable thin-and-light T135 series shaves another hundred off its price by switching to an AMD Neo processor in the T135D-S1324, while offering only slightly diminished performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
At $599, the AMD-powered Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 gives you a strong bump in graphics performance. However, the $699 Intel ULV-powered version of this notebook lasts over two hours more on a charge, so it comes down to what you value most. In the 13-inch notebook class we prefer the ASUS UL30A, which costs only $50 more than the T135D when purchased via Amazon yet offers nearly 10 hours of battery life and bettery ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
Last fall, Toshiba entered the affordable ultraportable market with the $699 Satellite T135-S1310. Like the Lenovo IdeaPad U350, Asus UL30A-A1, MSI X340, and others, it delivered basic computing abilities in a 13.3-inch chassis—perfect for those who wanted a take-anywhere machine with a larger screen and keyboard than a netbook can provide, without the high price typical of cutting-edge ultraportables. With this laptop, Toshiba brings the AMD Turion Neo chip to the budget-ultraportable party. This 13.3-inch machine has a sharp design and some nice extras, not to mention decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78%
ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
L625: Dual-Core CPU for cheap subnotebooks with an integrated DDR2 memory controller and based on the K8 core. Similar performance as an 1.2 GHz Core 2 Duo.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
74.6%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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