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Toshiba Libertto U100, smaller yet better than you might imagine!
Have you ever wondered how small a laptop can be? Well, utilizing today’s technology Toshiba does a perfect job at demonstrating it; the Libertto U100 is one of the very few laptops that have such a rich feature set fitted altogether within such a small space. Of course, if you believe that a fingerprint authentication system is too much for such a small device then you are wrong; but if you think that you can only have HDD protection on larger laptops then… you are wrong again!
This miraculously small laptop manufactured by Toshiba will surprise you in many different ways. First of all, Japanese have made their magic again and reduced the motherboards size to nearly one third of its initial size. Apart from that, they also minimized the 802.11b/g PCI Wireless card to half of its size! Of course, those space improvements left enough space for an 1.20Ghz Intel Pentium M microprocessor (with 2MB of L2 cache and 400Mhz FSB) to find its home inside the U100.
Regarding connectivity, the U100 has 2 USB slots, 1 IEEE – 1394 port as well as LAN and modem ports. Do you think that’s enough? Well, sorry but the U100 is also equipped with a docking connector as well as an RGB mini-connector.
And now to the meat! Toshiba has equipped the U100 with its very own Hard Disk Drive protection system. The system uses a 3D accelerometer in order to detect sudden speed changes (this might occur when the laptop for some reason falls or bounces). If such acceleration is detected then the hard drive (which by the way has a capacity of 60GB) head stops any motion until things are back to normality. Apart from this really helpful feature, the U100 is equipped with a fingerprint authentication system. The laptop will only operate if it recognizes the user’s fingerprints.
By now you might be wondering “Okay, this laptop really has lots of features; it must be really heavy considering its dimensions!” Well, don’t be surprised to read that the U100 weights just a minimal of 2.16 pounds!
One final thing to note about the U100 is that Toshiba has updated its display; This time, it’s a 7.2” widescreen LCD with WXGA(1280x768pixels) which is also further illuminated by a LED backlight.
With all the above said, there’s just one more thing that I didn’t say: the choice is completely yours!
About the Author: John Gibb is the owner of Toshiba Laptop resources
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