Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Toshiba Mini Laptop

Unlike other mini lapop manufacturers such as Asus and Acer, Toshiba releases only a few models of mini laptops to date. And despite being more than a year late to the mini laptop game in North America, Toshiba still manage to soar past the competition with the Mini NB205, which comes with a stunning design, a spacious keyboard and touchpad, and an exemplary more-than 9 hours of battery life.

The Toshiba Mini NB205 is a 10.1-inch mini laptop. It might be a late comer to the mini laptop market, but being late is not always a bad thing. Apparently, Toshiba has been watching all the buzz being generated in the mini laptop market, and glean from all the rants about these devices ways to improve upon its own product. This enables Toshiba to create a mini laptop that, while housing a standard Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and Microsoft Windows XP Home, manages to rise above the competition. It has everything that we would recommend for a mini laptop: a decent system performance, an ergonomic keyboard and touchpad, an excellent battery life, and most importantly an affordable price that’s according to the public’s demand.

Toshiba Mini NB205 Mini LaptopSpecification:
  • 10.1-inch widescreen display (WSVGA)
  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, upgradeable to 2GB
  • 160GB Hard Drive (with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor )
  • 6-cell battery delivering up to 9 hours of battery life
  • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
  • 802.11 b/g wireless and 10/100 Ethernet
  • One USB port with Sleep-and-Charge and two additional USB 2.0 ports
  • Memory Card Reader Slot
  • Built-in Webcam, speaker and microphone
  • RGB port for connecting to external displays
  • Windows XP Home operating system
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs.


And here's an unboxing and review video on the Toshiba NB205:

And be sure to check out the customer reviews too!

Toshiba offers 2 different configuration for the NB205:

The first configuration comes with a Black Onyx casing, and do not have Bluetooth feature. This model (Toshiba Mini NB205-N210) is currently available on Amazon.com for $348.89.

The second configuration comes with bluetooth feature and are available in 4 color option: white, pink, blue, and brown. The price for this model is slightly higer -- currently selling for $399.99 on Amazon.com. Each color comes with a different model name:

The Toshiba NB205 is known as Toshiba NB200 in UK and other Europe countries, and Dynabook UX in Japan.

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