Gear & Gadgets

October 09, 2005|By JUDI DASH

The trend toward ever larger laptop computers has become a literal pain in the neck for those who have to haul them around. Thank goodness Toshiba has taken pity and introduced a gem of a full-featured mini-notebook. The new 2.2-pound Libretto U105 measures 8.5 inches by 7 inches by 1.5 inches thick, with a 7.2-inch diagonal screen. It comes with a battery-conserving Intel Pentium M Processor, 60 gigabyte hard drive, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 510 MB standard DDR memory, integrated wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 ports, a firewire port, Ethernet and modem ports, The unit comes bundled with a DVD docking station for burning CDs or DVDs, or watching movies on the go (battery life is up to five hours). The keyboard is small but manageable. The mini-notebook computer is about $2,100, depending on configuration. 877-789-7158; toshiba.com.

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