Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 Review - HotHardware

Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 Review

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Last year, Toshiba announced the Satellite T135 series, a line of thin-and-light ultraportable laptops that offered a good balance of performance and price. Toshiba got our attention with this line so we reviewed the Satellite T135-S1310RD, an Intel Pentium SU4100 powered machine that featured an ultra-low voltage processor. At a time when many thin-and-light notebooks were using Atom processors, the higher-powered dual-core SU4100 in the T135-S1310RD definitely caught our eye.

Fast forward to this year and Toshiba is expanding the Satellite T135 lineup with new AMD Turion Neo X2-powered models. With these new models, you'll get a similar 13-inch notebook as the Intel-powered models but for a price that's about $100 less. In addition to the AMD Neo processor platform, the T135D offers ATI Radeon graphics. As a result, you get the versatility of a dual-core processor as well as increased multimedia capabilities.



AMD promises great things with its Turion Neo X2 mobile processors including better multi-tasking performance, dramatic application performance improvements, longer battery life, and a cooler notebook PC experience than previous generation mobile processor technologies.

In the following pages, we'll take a closer look at the Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 to find out how it and the AMD Turion Neo X2 processor compare to other thin-and-light ultraportable laptops, especially those powered by Intel.



Satellite T135D-S1324 Specifications
Specifications & Features

Operating System
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor and Graphics
  • AMD Turion Neo X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor L625
  • 1.6GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 1.6GT/s
  • AMD M780G Chipset
  • ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics with 256MB-1919MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
Memory
  • Configured with 4GB DDR2 (max 8GB)
Storage Drive
  • 320GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive
  • TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)
Display
  • 13.3” diagonal widescreen TruBrite LED backlit TFT LCD display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD)
  • Native support for 720p content
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
Sound
  • Built-in stereo speakers
Input Devices
  • Premium US keyboard (black)
  • TouchPad pointing device with multi-touch control
Communications
  • Webcam and microphone
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
Expandability
  • Memory Card Reader (Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card)
Ports
  • Video
  • RGB (monitor) output port
  • HDMI
  • Audio
  • Microphone input port
  • Headphone output port
  • Data
  • 3 USB v2.0 ports (1 with USB Sleep and Charge9/left side port)
  • RJ-45 LAN port
Physical Description
  • Fusion Finish in Nova Black
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 12.7” x 8.78” x 0.87”/1.35”
  • Weight: Starting at 3.88 lbs., depending upon configuration
Battery
  • 6 cell (5600 mAh) Lithium Ion battery pack
  • Battery Life Rating (measured by MobileMark Productivity 2007): 6 hours, 0 minutes
Power Supply
  • 65W (19V x 3.42A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V/50-60Hz AC Adapter
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 4.25” x 1.8” x 1.2”
  • Weight: starting at .49 lbs.
Software

Toshiba Software and Utilities
  • Electronic User’s Guide
  • Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
  • TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
  • TOSHIBA Media Controller
  • TOSHIBA Bulletin Board
  • TOSHIBA ReelTime
  • TOSHIBA ConfigFree
  • TOSHIBA Disc Creator
  • TOSHIBA Power-saving eco utility
  • TOSHIBA Face Recognition
  • TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
  • Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Recovery
Third-party Software
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Works 9
  • Microsoft Windows Live Essentials including PhotGallery, Messenger, Mail and Writer.
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Google Toolbar
  • Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment
Trial Software
  • Norton Internet Security 2010, 30-day trial
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition, 60-day trial
Environmental Specifications
  • This product is RoHS compatible
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • EPEAT Gold Compliant
  • Operating Non-operating

MSRP: $599.99



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Looks like they get their parts from HP :P

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