Like most ultralights, you will be compromising on a smaller monitor and optical drive-free design. At 12.1 inches the monitor wasn’t big, but the 1024×768 resolution certainly sufficed for most eyes thanks to a very bright clear screen. For those who worry about the diminutive size of ultralight notebooks, Toshiba has included a convenient one-touch zooming utility that decreases the screen resolution to make for easier reading of text.
On the inside, the Dynabook sports a solid standard of components. Like most ultralights, the Dynabook is a single spindle notebook. Unfortunately for the design-conscious that are likely the target market, Dynamism doesn’t sell the matches external CD-Rom drive. But these are common compromises for an ultralight notebook, as very few offer internal optical drives.