Pocketables Goes Hands on with the Toshiba Libretto W100

Jenn at Pocketables has her hands on a Toshiba Libretto W100 and has posted a bevy of unboxing and comparison photos along with some early impressions. Her list of early impressions is long and includes some interesting notes. Here’s an excerpt.

  • Build quality is high and screen hinge is strong.
  • Screen isn’t very bright. Max brightness looks like 1/2 to 3/4 brightness to me.
  • Touchscreen could stand to be more responsive/sensitive. Even when calibrating, I had to tap the same spot several times for it to register.
  • Users will definitely be fumbling around in the beginning, pressing the wrong buttons and trying to find out how to do things. This is not a pick-and-use device that anyone could jump right into without instruction.
  • Vents are on the top of the W100, which doesn’t look very nice to me.
  • Top half gets hot pretty quickly. You don’t touch that part much, though, so I wouldn’t call it a dealbreaker. It may be an issue with extended portrait mode use, but it doesn’t impact landscape use (on a desk or in your hands) very much.

Head over to Pocketables for the complete list as well as more coverage.