Pay less than $2,000 for a high-performing Toshiba notebook
- By Michael Cheek
- Feb 24, 1997
Power users might yawn at the 100-MHz Pentium chip and sluggish 772M hard drive in the
Satellite 200CDS notebook computer from Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. But
they'll smile at the bottom line: less than $2,000.
For a bargain-basement model, the 200CDS performed better in GCN Lab testing than
similar notebooks costing twice as much. It earned a strong second place among seven
100-MHz Pentium notebooks we tested last year, well ahead of offerings from Digital
Equipment Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp.
The 100-MHz notebook that performed better than the Toshiba was Dell Computer
Corp.'s Latitude LM. It costs $1,000 more.
The Satellite 200CDS' biggest drawback was a lethargic hard drive that pulled among
the lowest scores seen on our GCNdex32TM benchmark. The only lower score went to a
notebook from Texas Instruments Inc., which recently sold its mobile division to Acer