Toshiba Mini NB505-N508BL Netbook Review – Editor’s Choice

Buy 8×8.5mm AAA Quality Penelope – Easy grip design and generally good build and specifications make for a very satisfying netbook. A definite keeper and mobile road warrior.

It has always been my dream to get an ultralight, ultraportable computer. After going through the last 8 years lugging around a ton of bricks on my shoulders, I was more than ready to shed some pounds and ease the weight upon my shoulders. That’s when I started looking around for netbooks and chanced upon the Toshiba NB505-N508BL.

For someone who can’t live without Skype, the Toshiba NB505-N508BL has an integrated webcam in addition to a 10.1 inch back-lit screen at 1024 X 600 native resolution. Yes this is pretty standard as netbooks go with size being a major consideration for manufacturers. The in-built speakers are decent (Harmon Kardon) and everything works pretty much out of the box. Just pull it out and plug it into your broadband connection and the world awaits!

There are also the standard connections and specifications available such as the Wifi adapter (b/g/n), a 250 Gb hard disk, a 1.66 Ghz atom processor, Ethernet LAN availability, 1 Gb of DDR2 RAM (which is easily upgradeable) and a Windows 7 Starter OS that oversees everything. Bluetooth was missing however. For those who consider this a deal-breaker, a Bluetooth adapter is easily available (and cheap) and simply plugs into one of the USB ports on your netbook. There, it’s no longer a deal-breaker!

One of the nice features Toshiba has worked into this netbook model has to be the non-slip, easy-grip, finish. This helps to prevent accidents where a netbook has slipped out of your hand(s) because the surfaces are slippery. Even though this netbook will only set you back approximately $300 or so, it’s still not something you want dropping onto the floor ever so often!

Speaking of the price, many people tend to compare netbook with tablets. I say that in most cases, netbooks are better due to the amount of memory you get, 250Gb versus 64Gb; the real keyboard versus a virtual one AND it’s a lot cheaper!

In keeping with Windows 7, the touch pad is multi-touch capable and the 6-cell battery lets you keep working or watching videos for up to 9 hours! Oh and it comes with Google Chrome pre-installed – that gets this so many bonus points on so many levels!
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