Toshiba's new middleweight T100 Series laptops will hit shelves on October 22, coinciding with the release of Windows 7. Both the 11.6 inch and 13.3-inch models come in at under 4 pounds and feature a LED backlit widescreen displays, built-in webcam with face recognition, HDMI port, up to 9 hours of battery life and the company's very useful "Sleep-and-Charge" technology, which lets you power up portable devices when the laptop is turned off.

The 13.3-inch Satellite T135 and the smaller T115 both run on Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system, use DDR3 RAM and feature 802.11b/g/n wireless. The hard drives - which start at 250GB (5400 RPM) - are protected by Impact Sensor technology which detects sudden movement and “parks” the heads of the HDD to minimize any damage before the laptop hits the floor.


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Both models also feature full-sized keyboards, multi-touch control pads and come in red and black finishes (a white finish os also available for the T135). The pricing is also worth noting - the T135 starts at US$600 and the T115 starts at $450.

Here's a run down of the key specs:

    Toshiba Satellite T135:
  • 13.3-inch diagonal widescreen HD TruBrite™ LED Backlit display
  • Windows 7 Home Premium operating system
  • Intel® Pentium® SU4100 processor or Intel® Pentium® SU2700 processor
  • DDR3 RAM
  • Starting at 250GB (5400 RPM) HDD
  • 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100 Ethernet
  • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR (available on select models)
  • Toshiba Hard Drive Impact Sensor
  • Touch Pad with Multi-touch Control
  • Weight - 3.88 lbs.
  • Long-life 6-cell battery delivering up to 9 hours of battery life
  • One eSATA/USB combo port with USB Sleep-and-Charge and two USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Built-in Webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition, stereo speakers and microphone
  • Toshiba PC Health Monitor
  • 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader Slot
  • The Toshiba Satellite T115 carries the same specifications except it's lighter at 3.49 lbs., has an 11.6-inch diagonal display and a choice of Intel® Pentium® SU4100 processor or Intel® Celeron® 743 processor.

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