Pros

  • Extremely light, even for an Ultrabook
  • Solid performance and benchmark scores
  • Lots of connectivity options

Cons

  • Chassis just doesn't feel durable
  • Screen has terrible off-axis viewing angles
  • Only one USB 3.0 port
  • Typing and pointing are sub-optimal

At A Glance

This extremely lightweight Ultrabook boasts solid overall performance, but poor usability.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.tacp.toshiba.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PT234U-005005
Processor
Processor type Intel
Processor speed 1700.0 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
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 022265193310
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.35 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 6.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.5 inches
Depth 9.0 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 2.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 2.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Microsoft Office 2010;
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 158.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 6:36   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 14.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3730.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 11.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 551.9   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 101.7   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 239.3   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 206.3   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 155.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 90.0
Working power usage 1.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 7.5   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 72.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 12.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 16.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 25.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 18.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 24.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 36.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 42.3   Frames per second (higher is better)