Toshiba introduces ultra-thin laptop line

  • Toshiba has introduced a reasonably priced line of ultra-thin laptops. The Satellite T100 series - which measures less than one inch thick - has a starting weight of 3.49 pounds and delivers up to 9 hours of battery life.

    "Toshiba has a long history of engineering laptops in highly compact form factors with value-added elements that enhance the mobile computing experience," explained company spokesperson Carl Pinto. "These new ultra-thin laptops reflect the next step in Toshiba laptop innovation, delivering the perfect balance of performance, mobility and style, and broaden our portfolio of ultra-mobile offerings, giving consumers more choice."

    According to Pinto, the Satellite T135 features a 13.3-inch diagonal widescreen display and will be available with Toshiba's Fusion Finish in Nova red, black and white. Meanwhile, the Satellite T115 offers an 11.6-inch diagonal widescreen display and is expected to be sold in Nova red and black colors.

    Both machines are loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium and include a HD impact sensor, DDR3 memory, touch pad, multiple expansion ports, HDMI-out, Wireless N technology and Bluetooth.  

    Additional specs include:

    Satellite T135 ($600)

    • Intel Pentium SU4100 or SU2700 processor
    • DDR3 RAM
    • Starting at 250GB (5400 RPM) HDD
    • 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100 Ethernet
    • One eSATA/USB combo port with USB sleep-and-charge and two USB 2.0 ports
    • Integrated webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition, stereo speakers and microphone
    • 5-in-1 memory card reader slot
    Satellite T115 ($450)
    • Intel Pentium SU4100 or Celeron 743 processor
    • DDR3 RAM
    • Starting at 250GB (5400 RPM) HDD
    • 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100 Ethernet
    • One eSATA/USB combo port with USB sleep-and-charge and two USB 2.0 ports
    • Integrated webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition, stereo speakers and microphone
    • 5-in-1 memory card reader slot
    Both laptops will be launched alongside Windows 7 on October 22, 2009.