Toshiba has resurrected their line of ultra-light Liberetto notebooks after a 3 year hiatus. Toshiba states that they have decided to bring back this line as part of “Toshiba’s 20th anniversary celebration of the first laptop computer and as a result of overwhelming customer demand,”
Their first laptop was the T1100. It featured a 4.77 MHz Intel 80C88 processor, MS-DOS 2.11 operating system, one 720-kilobyte 3.5-inch floppy disk drive (the first in a mass-marketed PC) for storage, and 512-kilobyte random access memory. The system was 12.2-inches wide, 2.6-inches high and 12 inches deep with a weight of just nine pounds.
The Liberetto U100 is slightly smaller and lighter at a mere 2.16 pounds it packs a lot of punch; 1.2GHZ Pentium Mobile processor, Bluetooth 2.0, 512 MB of RAM, built in 802.11 b/g, and a 60GB hard drive.
Another interesting note is the 7.6-inch widescreen LCD with is capable of a 1280×768 resolution. The design looks like something straight out of the 80’s with boxy lines and brick like features. But as a child of the 80’s, I can relate!
The Liberetto should be available soon on Toshiba’s site at a base model price of $1,999 US.