Laptop-Netbook confusion: Toshiba Satellite T115-S1105 reviewed
With a Pentium processor and a decent amount of hard-drive space and RAM, the Toshiba Satellite T115-S1105 is more like a minilaptop in a Netbook's body. The question is, does a thin-and-light this small appeal to you?
Not so long ago, buying a laptop was as simple as deciding whether you wanted a Netbook (11 inches or smaller) or not (12 inches and larger). Suddenly, however, it's getting to be a fairly confusing time to be in the market for an 11-inch laptop. Why do we say that? Simply put, this size used to be considered a "Netbook" category, mainly populated by Intel Atom processors. With the rise of ULV (ultra low-voltage) processors, however, a number of small-screened laptops--anywhere from 11 to 15 inches in size--have emerged, all thin and light, generally lacking optical drives, and running one of a variety of single- or dual-core ULV processors.
You need to know that the laptop you choose can have a greatly varying performance depending on the type of ULV processor it has.
Take, for instance, the
Here's the good news, though: the Toshiba Satellite T115-S1105 has much the same performance and specs as its bigger-screened cousin, the
While the Satellite T115-S1105 is cheaper than the T135 series, and a single-core Pentium processor seems like a more logical fit here than in a 13-inch, with faster Atom processors on the horizon, it might simply be worthinstead.
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