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.

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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