Thursday, June 4, 2009

Toshiba To Enter US Netbook Market With NB205

Toshiba is entering the US netbook market with the new model NB205, which comes with a 10-inch mini laptop with 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM (upgradable to 2GB), and 160GB hard drive.

Toshiba NB205 Netbook
While the hardware specification for this netbook is pretty standard, the Toshiba NB205 does come with a few extra features that make it stands out from other netbooks:
  • The 160GB hard drive is protected from sudden drops by a 3D accelerometer
  • The display is LED-backlit, which is nominally greener than CCFL-backlit screens, and helps the system last longer on a charge
  • Sleep-and-charge USB ports which allow users to charge their USB devices attached to the netbook even if its turned off
There will be two versions of Toshiba NB205 available -- the $349 version with flat-keyboard in black, and the $399 version which adds Bluetooth capabilities, and comes in four colors (white, brown, blue, or pink). Laptop Magazine has made some hands-on impression for the $399 version of Toshiba NB250 netbook, and they found this machine to be the best looking netbook, and also having the best keyboard and touchpad aming all netbooks that they have seen so far.

Although it might be a little late for Toshiba to enter the US netbook market now, looks like the company has managed to produce a great quality netbook that are comparable, even better than other popular netbook brands such as Asus, Acer, and Samsung.

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