updated 10:10 am EDT, Tue September 29, 2009
Toshiba bows T100 ultraportables
Toshiba this morning made its second-ever Windows 7 notebook its first system ever to use Intel's CULV platform. The Satellite T100 series is aimed at the space just above netbooks with the added processor speed but also larger screens and thinner designs; at its smallest, the line is less than an inch thick and weighs just under 3.5 pounds. Every model is said to get as much as nine hours of battery life out of its built-in six-cell pack.
The T115 is considered the entry level with an 11.6-inch, 1366x768 screen and comes with either a 1.3GHz Celeron or a dual-core 1.3GHz Pentium. Toshiba won't say how much RAM is included by default but does expect at least a 250GB hard drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a webcam and Windows 7 Home Premium. It should start just slightly above the price of a netbook at $450.
Higher up, the T135 uses a 13.3-inch screen with a similar resolution but starts with a minimum single-core 1.3GHz Pentium with dual-core still an option. Most other features remain the same as on the T115, but higher-end versions of the T135 will have Bluetooth. Its prices will start at $600.
Both Satellites are due to ship day-and-date with Windows 7 on October 22nd.