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03-13-2006, 09:22 PM
I have a Toshiba Libretto that I am considering selling, just the unit and the dock with the power ac unit. I have used this from new for about 3 weeks.Impulsive purchase on my part. Awesome machine. No warranty. I was planning to keep this little wonder- but I am hunting for a new toy so I need the funds for it.

It has one dead pixel but hardly noticable.

Make me an offer Lists for $2200 plus taxes- please no lowball offers.


Jerry mogiemo@gmail.com

Heres some reviews:


Toshiba Libretto U100
REVIEW DATE: 04.20.05
Total posts: 1
$1,814.00 - $1,929.00

By Cisco Cheng
After a brief U.S. appearance in 1997, the Toshiba Libretto was pulled from the market. Consumers just didn't go for the mini-notebook (though the tiny machines have been consistently popular in Asia). Lately, however, miniature PCs—like the Sony VAIO VGN-U750P ($1,999) and the OQO ($1,999)—have sprung up, paving the way for a reappearance by Toshiba's little gem. This time around it's the 2.1-pound Libretto U100 ($1,999).

The Libretto U100 is about the size of a small book (as its name in Italian translates) and measures a mere 8.3 by 5.7 by 1.2 inches. Inside you'll find a full-size version of the Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system. Outside, there's a touch-typable QWERTY keyboard. It's a little larger than the Sony U-Series, which doesn't have a built-in keyboard, and it's nothing like the OQO, which looks more like a T-Mobile Sidekick II.

The keyboard is often the deal-breaker for many people, and that comes down to personal preference. The Libretto's is 73 percent as big as a full-size keyboard, with key spacing approximately 13 mm wide. It's not the easiest thing to type on, but we were able to pull off some short e-mails with practice. We should note that none of the miniature systems offer ideal typing experiences. (Check out our slide shows of the OQO and Sony U750P to see how their keyboards do it.) The unit integrates a pointing stick instead of a touchpad, and though you often see it placed in the middle of the keyboard on most notebooks, we were surprised to find the Libretto's wedged between the mouse buttons. We typically navigate using one hand, with our index finger on the pointing stick and our thumb clicking mouse buttons. With the Libretto, however, using two hands felt more comfortable.

The Libretto's screen is by far the biggest in this crop of miniature PCs. It sports a 7.2-inch widescreen with Toshiba's TruBrite technology. It looks just as nice as the Sony U750P's XBrite screen. Its high resolution (1280-by-768) is great for DVD movies, but tough on the eyes because the text and icons in Microsoft Word documents, for example, are very small.

The fingerprint reader was a pleasant surprise, and the enrollment process was smooth and easy. The rest of the features read like those found on a typical-size notebook: two USB ports, a FireWire port, a 10/100 Mb Ethernet port, and a modem jack. It supports VGA-out capabilities using a dongle, which is annoying, mainly because dongles are easy to misplace. It also has an SD slot and a PC Card slot for removable storage. The Libretto has built-in Atheros 802.11g wireless and a physical switch to turn wireless on and off. The hard drive is impressive at 60GB, much bigger than the 20GB offerings from OQO and Sony.

Whereas the Sony U-Series comes standard with a mini dock, Toshiba offers it as an option ($379.99). Unlike the Sony's, the Libretto's docking station has a built-in optical drive and, yes, it's a DVD±RW. The dock is perfect if you're watching DVDs on business trips. It even has player controls (Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, and Fast Forward) for easy touch and play. The travel weight with the AC adapter and dock is about 3.8 pounds.

You'll be delighted that the Libretto scored almost 4 hours (3:57) on our BatteryMark tests. That's over an hour more than the Sony U-Series (2:50). The battery sticks out about an inch from the back, which is fine. SYSmark scores were satisfactory with the system's 1.2-GHz ULV Pentium M processor and 512MB RAM.

There are countless uses for this little wonder. In addition to watching movies while we traveled, we used it to take meeting notes, download e-mail on the fly, listen to MP3s, and create PowerPoint presentations.

The Libretto is a bit pricey and, in some ways, is more toy than productivity tool. For serious productivity tasks, you'll want to look at an ultraportable like the Dell Latitude X1 or the IBM ThinkPad X40. But if you just need something you can toss in your bag to keep you in touch and caught up while on the go, the Libretto should be your tiny notebook of choice.

03-13-2006, 10:12 PM
thats soo sexy.. bump

03-14-2006, 12:15 AM
thats soo sexy.. bump

Yah this unit is awesome, thanks fir tha bump