If there's one notebook that kind of falls into your middle of the road, has just about everything most people want, for a relatively low price (starts at $900), then the A135 is it. Toshiba has some awkward messaging around this system. On the one hand, the company talks about productivity app performance. On the other, multimedia stuff.
The feature that stands out most on the A135 is probably its capacity for two 120GB hard drives (for a total capacity of 240GB: storage space that exceeds the 200GB limit of other notebooks).
Even stranger is the wording that goes around those two drives. Toshiba says one can be used to hold your business apps while the other can be used to hold your images, music, videos, etc. Like, people really know or care about having two separate drives in their system. It's all just folders, right?
Anyway, the A135 comes with Intel's Core 2 Duo T5500 processor. In the notebook scheme of things at Toshiba.. even that choice says "middle" (between the T5200 and the T7200). The T5500 clocks in at 1.66 Ghz, has 2MB of L2 cache, and has a 667 Mhz Front Side Bus.
The A135 comes preloaded with the Ultimate edition of Windows Vista and comes standard with 2GB of PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM.
For David Berlind's write-up on the Satellite A135, see his post
in ZDNet's TestBed blog