Pros

  • Nice array of full-size ports
  • Incredibly thin and light

Cons

  • Slow processor
  • Questionable display quality

At A Glance

This may be the best Ultrabook you can buy for under $1000 right now, but it's clear where Toshiba made concessions to drop the price.

Manufacturer’s Description

For those seeking supreme portability and styling, plus the benefits of the latest technologies and performance, there's our Portege family. These models feature ultra-thin, super-light, durable and reliable laptops with amazingly long battery life - ideal for mobile professionals and executives - which help them go through their entire day effortlessly and worry-free. No-compromise performance Don't let the sleek and light design of Portege laptops leave you thinking they're light on power too. Unlike others, when time comes to get the job done they really get down to business. With full-powered Intel Core processors beneath the hood you'll be multitasking effortlessly. And thanks to a built-in optical drive, loading programs, backups and sharing work becomes a no-brainer.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PT225U-004004
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3
Processor speed 1.4 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 128.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 883974958450
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 6.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.4 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 2.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 79.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:53   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 421.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 422.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 569.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 434.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 690.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 320.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 317.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 258.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 7.4   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.0   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 40.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 39.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 29.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 28.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 15.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 12.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 25.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 23.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 17.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 16.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 29.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 27.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 493.0