May 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm
The Toshiba NB200 netbook is set to launch later this month in the UK and according to NetbookNews.de, Toshiba could have a potential best-seller in its midst. They went hands-on with two versions of the NB200. If you remember, we recently reported that Toshiba is planning five different SKUs costing between £319 to £369.
The models tested were the black Toshiba NB200-11L (£332.35) and the more expensive brown Toshiba NB200-11H (£366.85). The main differences between the two are that the 11L comes with a N270 Atom CPU whilst the 11H comes with the N280 CPU. The 11H also comes with a chiclet keyboard against a normal keyboard for the 11L.
The found the NB200-11H to have a very pleasing design with one of the best touchpads and most ergonomic mouse buttons yet seen in a netbook. The overall build quality left a very positive impression, this combined with a battery life that should be good for 8 hours under normal use could see Toshiba break into the best-selling netbook lists. A very solid chiclet keyboard rounds off the overall proposition.
The cheaper NB200-11L is similar, but doesn’t have the metal look seen on the 11H. It also does not support a chiclet keyboard, but despite this they keyboard was found to be very good with relatively flat keys. NetbookNews has a number of photos of both devices that are worth checking out. We are very much looking forward to getting our hands on Toshiba’s NB200 netbook soon.