Toshiba T130

Toshiba T130

What this all adds up to is that this is one of the most capable and potent little rigs in its price range.

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Our Rating: 93%

Our Toshiba T130 Review

Part of the “Satellite” series, the T130 is the premium version, though most people will be so in love with both that they won’t be able to tell the difference until they actually pop it open and start running it.

Sorry, we usually don’t spend this much time obsessing over first impressions, but it really is a sexy rig! Slick, sleek, black, mirror finish, red exterior (well, depending on your colour preference), it is so incredibly gorgeous a laptop, you’ll probably want to ruin its looks by slapping a big sticker on top just to keep people from stealing it.

Now if you’ll give us a minute to pop our eyes back into our collective head, we’ll get on with the actual review...

The screen boasts a resolution of 1366 by 768 on a nice big 16:9 LED backlit thirteen point three inches. Five hundred gigs of hard drive, eleven hour battery life, four gig DDR3 800MHz RAM, Intel Culv processor, though the T130 actually offers a choice of Intel Pentium, Intel Single Core, or Intel Celeron Single Core ultra low voltage.

What this all adds up to is that this is one of the most capable and potent little rigs in its price range. It’s only 1.58kg in weight, with a slender, tapered chassis, and carries WiFi and Bluetooth.

Now here’s where it gets really cool- Gesture support. The control pad lets you move objects around with your fingers. It takes some getting used to, but you wind up feeling like Tom Cruise in Minority Report, you know, with the holographic computer monitor?

Even cooler is the facial recognition. Look into the webcam, and you’re good to go. No passwords, no fingerprints, no nothin’. You can go ahead and complain about the lack of flying cars, jetpacks and colonies on Mars, but you gotta admit it’s the future when you start your computer up by staring at it.

Bottom line: At around £450, you have to be pretty greedy to ask for a better deal than the T130. The only people we would recommend against buying this rig would be those in a committed relationship, because your significant other will get jealous, whether or not they’re the jealous type.

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General

Dimensions 28.7 x 21.1 x 3.42 cm

Processor

Processor Intel Pentium SU2700 (CULV)
Processor Speed 1.3GHz
Processor FSB 800Mhz

Memory

RAM 3 GB

Storage

Hard Drive Size 250 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400 rpm
Optical Drive .

Graphics

Graphics Adaptor Mobile Intel GMA 4500M
Screen Type TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness display with LED backlight
Screen Size 13.30 in
Screen Max. Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/Draft-N
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
HDMI Ports 1
Multi Card Slot 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot
No. of USB Slots 3

Power

Battery Type 6 Cell Battery
Web Cam 1.3 MegaPixel
Speakers built-in stereo speakers

Input

Pointing Device Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control

Software

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Cost

Typical Cost (£) 469

Toshiba T130 Full Specification

General

Dimensions 28.7 x 21.1 x 3.42 cm

Processor

Processor Intel Pentium SU2700 (CULV)
Processor Speed 1.3GHz
Processor FSB 800Mhz

Memory

RAM 3 GB

Storage

Hard Drive Size 250 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400 rpm
Optical Drive .

Graphics

Graphics Adaptor Mobile Intel GMA 4500M
Screen Type TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness display with LED backlight
Screen Size 13.30 in
Screen Max. Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/Draft-N
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
HDMI Ports 1
Multi Card Slot 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot
No. of USB Slots 3

Power

Battery Type 6 Cell Battery
Web Cam 1.3 MegaPixel
Speakers built-in stereo speakers

Input

Pointing Device Touch Pad with Multi-Touch Control

Software

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Cost

Typical Cost (£) 469
 
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