Toshiba Satellite M35X-S111
In configuration and design, this is one of the most interesting notebooks in this review. It seems to aspire to be a small version of a desktop replacement notebook.
The design has a lot of small details typical of Toshiba’s notebooks, so you should guess the manufacturer at a glance. Unlike the Samsung P28, the Satellite M35X-S111 only wins from having a curvy outline:
But the placement of the connectors is as wrong as on the Samsung P28.
It’s all right to have an output for an external monitor, an S-Video output and LAN and modem connectors on the rear panel, but why put two out of the notebook’s three USB ports there? The front panel only carries the LED indicators of the notebook’s status:
The DVD/CD-RW drive is on the left panel:
FireWire and USB ports, a PCMCIA slot, headphones and microphone connectors are on the notebook’s right panel.