Between at least 15.4-inch notebooks and small, but rather inefficient netbooks are something else: the sub-notebooks. Toshiba has a new model, the Portégé A600 , the more demanding business address is in the range. Clear that here, in a chic design and was respected course on good communication skills. It is also important for a long battery life - can convince the sleek device in everyday life? The editors of has verified this.

The A600 series weighs 1.46 kg only 2.5 bars of chocolate more than a current Netbook, but provides a larger display: The 12.1-inch screen can be a working day but more comfortable than with a maximum of ten "big copy. The design is business-like simple, but beautiful. Toshiba offers a silver casing with silver interior also. The surface is dull, then creep in that no fingerprints. The more susceptible to trace the click buttons shining in the mirror-look are under the touchpad.

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As the operating system is Windows Vista Business pre-installed. For users who can not get used to, also is in Windows XP Professional. Otherwise, even includes a quick reference guide, a manual, an explanation of the 3G module and a cleaning cloth included.Who often wants to work with his laptop on the road, can do much with a device with poor battery life. Toshiba promises because of its low-power processor for a period of up to 7.5 hours: For the drive provides the core configuration A600-122, an Intel 2 Duo SU9300 at 1.2 gigahertz (GHz) and a power of ten watts.

In the test with the software Battery Eater was the handy calculator for about two hours and 45 minutes will be operated at full capacity until a new shipment was due. As the longest run for six hours were determined, and switched off the wireless receiver, the display but the total time was agreed on.

Compared with the Intel Atom processor SU9300 expects the roughly twice as fast, but is about 50 percent slower than the desktop CPU AMD Athlon X2 5000 + at 2.6 GHz. The compressed values are based on a measurement in the 96-JPG photos (235 megabytes) to the program 7-Zip were.