Toshiba Satellite Pro T130
Toshiba’s Satellite T series of notebooks is all about CULV processing. There are two models in the range, the 13.3-inch T130 and the 11.6-inch T110, with the T130 coming in a Satellite Pro iteration designed for business user.
The Satellite Pro T130 is listed as an Ultra Mobile by Toshiba, though its 1.7Kg of weight actually seems a bit heavy for that category. The immediate drawback is the absence of an optical drive, but Toshiba says the CULV processor will deliver up to 11 hours of battery life.
There are three iterations of the Satellite Pro T130 currently listed at Toshiba’s Web site, ranging in price from £399 ex VAT to £549 ex VAT. The least expensive runs Windows 7 Home Premium, but the other two run Windows 7 Professional.
The mid-pricer has a 320GB hard drive. You have to drop to a 250GB hard drive to get to that 11 hour battery life claim – of the back of an Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500.
First impressions of the notebook are very positive. The keyboard feels fairly solid, the screen is sharp and clear. A full review is pending – and that will include a report on the battery life under real world conditions.