Toshiba Satellite T135 Win 7 CULV Notebook Review

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Toshiba doesn't include a ton of accessories with the T135, but that's just fine by us. We'd rather pick out our own accessories anyway. What you will find in the box is a Quick Start guide, warranty booklet, resource guide, a few other pieces of propaganda, and of course, the AC adapter and an AC power cable. No media is included, so you'll want to create your own recovery discs right away. Toshiba provides instructions for doing so on the Quick Start guide.

Our test unit came preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The CULV platform will benefit from Windows 7's improved speed and usability, so we're happy to see this machine ship with the latest OS from Microsoft.

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The T135 comes with a fair number of programs preinstalled. While some of these are helpful and useful, others we could do without. Here's a look at the list of included software:

Toshiba Software and Utilities

  • Electronic User’s Guide
  • Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
  • TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator
  • TOSHIBA ConfigFree®
  • TOSHIBA Disc Creator
  • TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)
  • TOSHIBA Face Recognition
  • TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
  • Hard Disc Drive (HDD) Recovery

Third-party Software

  • Microsoft® Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft® Works 9
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
  • Google™ Toolbar
  • WildTangent® Orb™ Game Console

Trial Software

  • Norton Internet Security™ 2009, 30-day trial
  • Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition, 60-day trial

Special Offers

  • Toshiba Online Backup
  • Skype®
  • Intuit® Quickbooks® Financial Center

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