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Toshiba NB505


ESSENTIAL SPECS
Price: Starting from $245.99
Size: 10.1 inches
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Battery life: Up to 9 hours
Processor speed: Intel Atom Processor N455
Hard drive: 250 GB HDD
RAM: 1GB

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REVIEW
Advanced technology has resulted in the emergence of a new set of computing devices; this set consists of various tablets and slates. However, this does not mean that netbooks have lost their value or importance. In fact they have just gotten better. Toshiba just made its mark with its latest version of netbook; the Toshiba nb505. This laptop can be obtained for as low as $245.99.

The NB505 features various characteristics which make it such an excellent machine. It offers fast performance thanks to its high speed Intel Atom N455 processor. It can hold a large amount of data on its 250 GB hard drive. You will never feel a pinch when carrying it around since its weight is merely 3 pounds. You also get to use various software applications provided by Microsoft via the Genuine Windows 7 Starter Operating System as well as additional free Toshiba software. This netbook offers you more than what you could have previously imagined.toshiba nb505

The Toshiba NB505 exists in a number of colors, including: turquoise, orange, green, brown, and blue. Its lid poses a rubbery feel which gives it a smooth grip. You will definitely like the dimpled patterns on the back of this netbook and its recessed power button. Its 10.1 inch dimensions allow you to easily carry it around whenever you need it.

Its bottom is equipped with a rubber fitting to avoid any slippage. It might have been a characteristic nature of many netbooks to heat up after you have extensively played a video game or watch a movie. However, extensive use of the Toshiba nb505 has proved it effectively maintains temperatures in the range of between 85 degrees and 90 degrees.

The NB505 has smooth plastic keys that are located close to each other, making typing very easy and comfortable. This netbook provides superb definition thanks to its 10.1 inch LED backlit screen. Its resolution (1024×600 pixels) fits the desired image size on the screen without you doing a lot of scrolling.

The NB505 comes with Ethernet port, USB, power jack, VGA, headphone jacks and microphone jack located from back to front, while the front lip has the SD card slot. It has a fascinating VGA camera that you can use to capture clear video when chatting online.

The NB505 has arguably the best performance in the Toshiba NB series family after the dual core NB305, its 1.66 GHz N455 processor and 1GB RAM gelp it hold its own.

SPECIFICATIONS
Operating system: Genuine Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Processor: Intel Atom Processor N455
Memory: 1GB memory
Screen: 16:9 aspect ratio, 1024 x 600
WLAN: Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
LAN: 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Graphics: 0MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
Hard drive: 250 GB HDD (5400rpm)
Battery Life: Up to 9 hours
Camera: Webcam and microphone built into LCD bezel
Input/ Output: Standard US keyboard (Black), touch pad pointing device with multi touch control
Battery: Li-Ion (48Wh, 6-cell)
Weight: Starting at 2.9 pounds
Color: Easy Grip finishes in turquoise, orange, green, brown, and blue
Media: Memory card reader
USB PORTS: 3-USB (2.0)
AC Adapter: 30W (19V 1.58A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V/ 50-60Hz

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Toshiba NB500



ESSENTIAL SPECS

Price: Approximately £250
Size: 10.1 inches
Weight: 1.32 kg
Battery Life: over 4 Hours
Processor Speed: 1.66 GHz
Hard Drive: 250 GB
RAM: 1GB DDR3 SD RAM

Toshiba NB500-107 10.1″ Netbook (Intel Atom N455 Processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter) – Black

REVIEW

Combining the best in portability with vibrant colour, the Toshiba mini NB500 is thin, light, and undeniably stylish. Measuring just 17mm at its thinnest point and weighing less than 1.32kg, it’s so compact you could carry it around all day and forget it’s in your bag. An eye-catching textured design complements the slSmall Laptopsim-line body, and, with six stunning colours to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find the model that best suits your personality.

Toshiba mini NB500 may be small, but its excellent features also make it a dream to use on the move. Three USB 2.0 ports mean you can connect and charge phones and media players, and the built-in SD-Card reader makes it easy to download photos and video from a digital camera with no cables required. Each model also comes complete with a touchpad with Multi-Touch Control, making it easier than ever to pinch, swipe and zoom through PC controls, web pages and applications.

High performance mobile computing requires the right hardware, and the Toshiba mini NB500 has been custom-built using premium Toshiba components. The mini NB500 features a 6-cell battery* that provides up to an 8 hours of battery life**, providing more than enough for a full day of use. An integrated, high-capacity 250GB hard disk drive also means you can carry huge libraries of images, audio files and movies with you, wherever you go.

Toshiba NB500

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Product Description: Toshiba NB500 Intel Atom N455 Processor 1.66 GHZ 10.1″
  • Screen: 10.1″ LED
  • CPU: Intel ATOM Processor N455 1.66 GHZ
  • Chipset: Intel NM10
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 3150
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3 SD RAM
  • Storage: 250GB Serial ATA
  • Webcam: 1.3 Mega pixels web camera
  • LAN: 10/100Mbps LAN
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: N
  • I/O Ports: USB2.0 x 3, Ethernet LAN, Internal Mic
  • Dimensions: H35.5 x W262 x D190mm
  • Weight: 1.32kg
  • Battery Life: over 4 hours battery life
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Brown

 

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Toshiba NB100


PRICE
Approximately £250

REVIEW
With over 20 machines available, it’s fair to say the netbook party is in full swing, but it’s still missing one or two of the big players. Toshiba is no longer one of them, having recently launched the NB100, and it’s definitely a case of better late than never. The NB100 is an 8.9-inch Netbook weighing in at 1.1kg, and looks little larger than the diminutive Eee PC. Where the Eee, and many of its compatriots, look toy-like – earning scorn from those with shiny and ultra-expensive ultraportables – the tiny Toshiba looks like a bona-fida miniature laptop.

The back of the screen is glossy black – look very closely and you’ll see it features subtle flecks of blue. The inside of the machine is a mix of matt black plastics with gun-metal grey highlights. The overall look is simple, and similar in style to larger Toshiba laptops. Part of the reason it looks better than most netbooks is because the display stretches right to the edges of the surrounding plastics – where many of its rivals feature thick and unsightly bezels around their screens.

The panel itself is excellent. The 1024 x 600 pixel resolution is standard for a netbook, but at the lower end of the size spectrum it’s perfectly adequate. The panel features a glossy finish which results in vibrant and deep colours, helped by LED backlighting.

Unsurprisingly considering the NB100’s size, the keyboard is a love it or loath it affair. It’s small, similar in style to the original Eee PC 701′s, but a little bit easier to use. Those with large hands should definitely try it first, but once you get accustomed to it it’s no worse than most netbooks.
The touchpad takes up most of the space beneath the keyboard, leaving little space for the mouse buttons. They’re predictably small, but we didn’t have any problem with them. The pad itself is ultra-responsive, making the most of its teeny dimensions. Toshiba has also crammed in a scroll bar on the right, and the whole lot works really rather well.

One of the most impressive features is the interface – provided you opt for the Linux OS rather than Windows XP. Those willing to abandon their prejudices about Linux, and the geektastic connotations, will find a comprehensive suite of built-in applications, all compatible with the software you’re already accustomed to. PDFs, Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can all be accessed with ease, and it represents huge value for monetoshiba-nb100y in comparison to the more expensive XP model.

The Toshiba NB100 small laptop flies in performance terms, the standard 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor coping without trouble. The 512MB of memory is also adequate for most uses. Storage space is provided in the form of a traditional mechanical hard drive – it’s not as robust or power-efficient as a flash drive, but it does offer a more capacious 80GB. Despite the bulky battery sticking out of the rear of the machine, battery life was merely average, at around 3 hours. That said, Toshiba is keen to make an example of the battery location being part of the design – and the fact it protrudes makes it easier to grip with a single hand. We’re not so sure – it looks to us more like there’s simply no space left to put a battery of that size.

Features in this small laptop include an integrated webcam, three USB ports, a multi-format card reader and a VGA-out port. 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and an Ethernet adapter are also built-in as standard.

With its mini-me styling, comprehensive software suite and easy to use operating system, it’s impossible to dislike the NB100 small laptop. Now some of its rivals are concentrating solely on larger, 10.2-inch Netbooks, it’s a refreshing change to see a return to the original form-factor, and this is a machine you can truly take anywhere. It’s worth having a go if you can, however, as some users will definitely find the small keyboard too cramped. Other than that, it’s an excellent effort, and one that comes highly recommended.

SPECIFICATIONS
Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor N270 1.60 GHz
Front Side Bus: 533 MHz
2nd level cache: 512 KB
Design Colour: Cosmic Black
System RAM memory standard: 512 MB
Maximum Expandability: 1,024 MB
Technology: DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
Hard disk  Capacity: 80 GB
Certification: S.M.A.R.T.
Drive rotation: 5,400 rpm
Display Size: 8.9 ”
Type: Toshiba TruBrite® WSVGA TFT display with LED backlight
Internal Resolution: 1,024 x 600
Graphics Adapter: Mobile Intel® GMA 950
Physical Dimensions: W x D x H 225 x 190.5 x 29.5 (front) / 33 (rear) mm
Weight: Starting at 0.999 kg

Graphics Memory: Up to 224 MB total available graphics memory with 512 MB system memorytoshiba_nb100_colours
Internal Video Mode Interfaces: 1 x DC-in
1 x External Monitor
1 x RJ-45
1 x External Microphone
1 x Built-in Microphone
1 x Headphone (stereo)
3 (Left 1, Right 2) x USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge
1 x Integrated VGA Web Camera
1 x 4-in-1 Bridge Media Slot (supports SD Cards up to 16 GB, Memory Stick up to 256 MB, Memory Stick Pro up to 2 GB and MultiMedia Card up to 2 GB)
Expansion: 1 x memory slot
Wireless Communication Compliancy: Wi-Fi
Network Support: 802.11b/g
Wireless Technology: Wireless LAN
Wired communication topology: Fast Ethernet LAN
Speakers: Built-In Stereo Speakers
Pointing Device Type: Touch Pad
Battery Technology: Lithium-ion
Maximum Battery Life: up to 3h50min
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Upgrade your standard warranty with Toshiba warranty extension, uplift and all-risks insurance packs.
Certification: This product is in compliance with the requirements of the applicable European Directives for CE marking.

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