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PDA & Portable Computers : Toshiba Libretto L Series

   In the beginning of the new Millenium, Toshiba launch Libretto L series, which only available in Japan, to compete with Fujitsu's P series (FMV-Biblo Loox) and Sony's VAIO which run on "small note" platform, a breed of notebook with the debut Transmeta's Crusoe CPU. But it seems that Toshiba has advantage because it has already launch many of "small note" platform Libretto lines for quite sometimes since the very first Libretto, Libretto 50 with Intel's Pentium 166-MMX mobile version (check Toshiba site for history). Here I got some models of Libretto L series comparing side-by-side, I made this because I was confused about their differences (of which I marked by bold characters).

Toshiba Libretto L Series Comparision table:
Model Name / Spec i_iconToshiba Libretto L1
i_iconToshiba Libretto L2
i_iconToshiba Libretto L3
i_iconToshiba Libretto L5
Part Number PAL1060TNMM, PAL1060TNCM PAL2060TN2L, PAL2060TNML PAL3060TN2L PAL5080TNKW, PAL5080TNLN
CPU Transmeta Crusoe TM5600 600MHz Transmeta Crusoe TM5600 600MHz Transmeta Crusoe TM5600 600MHz Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 800MHz
Cache memory L1 128KB, L2 512KB L1 128KB, L2 512KB L1 128KB, L2 512KB L1 128KB, L2 512KB
BIOS ROM 512KB (flash ROM) and ACPI 1.0b 512KB (flash ROM) and ACPI 1.0b 512KB (flash ROM) and ACPI 1.0b 512KB (flash ROM) and ACPI 1.0b
Chipset Unknown Unknown ALi M1535B ALi M1535B
Memory* (Std/Max)
1 memory slot avai.
SDRAM PC100 128/384 MB SDRAM PC100 128/384 MB SDRAM PC100 128/384 MB SDRAM PC133 256/512 MB
Internal display Low-temperature poly silicone [with a 10" FL sidelight] wide TFT liquid crystal 1,280x600 dots: 16,770,000 colors Low-temperature poly silicone [with a 10" FL sidelight] wide TFT liquid crystal 1,280x600 dots: 16,770,000 colors Low-temperature poly silicone [with a 10" FL sidelight] wide TFT liquid crystal 1,280x600 dots: 16,770,000 colors Low-temperature poly silicone [with a 10" FL sidelight] wide TFT liquid crystal 1,280x600 dots: 16,770,000 colors
External display A maximum of 1,600x1,200 dots: 65,536 colors A maximum of 1,600x1,200 dots: 65,536 colors A maximum of 1,600x1,200 dots: 65,536 colors A maximum of 1,600x1,200 dots: 65,536 colors
Graphics Accelerator, Video RAM S3 Savage IX, 8MB S3 Savage IX, 8MB S3 Savage IX, 8MB ATI Mobility RadeonTM-M, 8MB
Keyboard (Japanese keyboard) 84 keys (OADG109A key type conformity), key pitch:18mm, a keystroke: 2mm 84 keys (OADG109A key type conformity), key pitch:18mm, a keystroke: 2mm 84 keys (OADG109A key type conformity), key pitch:18mm, a keystroke: 2mm 84 keys (OADG109A key type conformity), key pitch:18mm, a keystroke: 2mm
Pointing device ACUpoint II (with a scroll button) ACUpoint II (with a scroll button) ACUpoint II (with a scroll button) ACUpoint II (with a scroll button)
Hard disk, Default S/W occupancy 10GB (Ultra ATA), 1.7 & 2.3 GB 10GB (Ultra ATA), 1.6 & 2.4 GB 20GB (Ultra ATA), 1.6 GB 20GB (Ultra ATA), 3.7 GB
Modem* Lucent AMR V.90 56Kbps, 58 countries, FAX 14.4Kbps Lucent AMR V.90 56Kbps, 58 countries, FAX 14.4Kbps Lucent AMR V.90 56Kbps, 58 countries, FAX 14.4Kbps Lucent AMR V.90 56Kbps, 58 countries, FAX 14.4Kbps
LAN N/A 100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T (automatic negotiation) 100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T (automatic negotiation) 100 Base-TX / 10 Base-T (automatic negotiation)
Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b conformity, WiFi conformity, 128bit WEP correspondence
Sound AC-Link connection sound system (16-bit stereo PCM), A microphone, speaker built-in, full duplex correspondence. AC-Link connection sound system (16-bit stereo PCM), A microphone, speaker built-in, full duplex correspondence. AC97 conformity AC-Link connection sound system (16-bit stereo), A microphone, speaker built-in AC97 conformity AC-Link connection sound system (16-bit stereo), A microphone, speaker built-in
PC card slot (PCMCIA) TYPE IIx1 slot (PC Card Standard conformity, CardBus correspondence) TYPE IIx1 slot (PC Card Standard conformity, CardBus correspondence) TYPE IIx1 slot (PC Card Standard conformity, CardBus correspondence) TYPE IIx1 slot (PC Card Standard conformity, CardBus correspondence)
Interface mini RGBx1, USBx2, Microphone input, Headphone output, modem (RJ11), i.LINK(IEEE1394) S400 (four pins)x1 mini RGBx1, USBx2, Microphone input, Headphone output, modem (RJ11), LAN (RJ45)x1 mini RGBx1, USBx2, Microphone input, Headphone output, modem (RJ11), LAN (RJ45)x1 mini RGBx1, USB 1.1x2, Microphone input, Headphone output, modem (RJ11), LAN (RJ45)x1, SD card slot
Li-Ion Battery Usage time: Std. 3.5 - 4.5 hours, Ext. 11 - 14 hours (with power-saving control)
Charge time: Std. 3 hours, Ext. 4.5 hours (PWR Off), Std. 3 hours, Ext. 5.5 hours (PWR On)
Usage time: Std. 3.5 - 4.2 hours, Ext. 11 - 12.6 hours (with power-saving control)
JEITA measuring method 1.0: Std. 3.1 hours, Ext. 9.3 hours
Charge time: Std. 3 hours, Ext.4.5 hours (PWR Off), Std. 3 hours, Ext. 5.5 hours (PWR On)
Usage time: Std. 3.5 - 4.2 hours, Ext. 11 - 12.6 hours (with power-saving control)
JEITA measuring method 1.0: Std. 3.1 hours, Ext. 9.3 hours
Charge time: Std. 3 hours, Ext.4.5 hours (PWR Off), Std. 3 hours, Ext. 5.5 hours (PWR On)
Usage time:
JEITA measuring method 1.0: Std. 4.5 hours, Ext. 13.5 hours
Charge time: Std. 3 hours, Ext. 4.5 hours (PWR Off), Std. 3 hours, Ext. 5.5 hours (PWR On)
AC Adaptor AC 100V-240V, 50/60Hz AC 100V-240V, 50/60Hz AC 100V-240V, 50/60Hz AC 100V-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (Max) About 30W, S classification 0.00168 About 30W, S classification 0.00200 About 30W, S classification 0.00200 About 30W, S classification 0.00098
Environmental conditions Temperature of 5-35 degrees C, 20 - 80% (however, don't dew) of humidity Temperature of 5-35 degrees C, 20 - 80% (however, don't dew) of humidity Temperature of 5-35 degrees C, 20 - 80% (however, don't dew) of humidity Temperature of 5-35 degrees C, 20 - 80% (however, don't dew) of humidity
Approx. 268mm(width) x167.2mm(depth)x29.3mm (height) 268mm(width) x167.2mm(depth)x29.3mm (height) 268mm(width) x167.2mm(depth)x29.3mm (height) 268mm(width) x167.2mm(depth)x29.3mm (height)
Weight About 1.1kg (with Std. battery) About 1.1kg (with Std. battery) About 1.1kg (with Std. battery) About 1.1kg (with Std. battery)
Default OS Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Annoucement Date May, 2001 August, 2001 24 October, 2001 26 April, 2002

small i_iconRemarks:
Memory : About 16MB is used by the system (CPU) to emulate x86 instruction.
Modem : Linux doesn't (and will not) supported.
Refer to Toshiba's Dynabook website for more information.
Update : Thank for Mr. Sven Neuhaus for update on L1-L3 Max RAM and the standard battery of the L1/L2/L3 is 1900mAh, the L5 battery is 2000mAh. It can be used in the L1/L2/L3 without modifications

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This is the comparision of L1 & L2 ports on both sides.
L1 & L2 sides comparision
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