Toshiba NB200 gets some hands-on impressions

May 8, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Toshiba NB200The Toshiba NB200 netbook is set to launch later this month in the UK and according to, 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.


4 Responses to “Toshiba NB200 gets some hands-on impressions”

  1. Victor said:
    May 8th, 2009 5:29 PM

    A google translated version:

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  2. Jet Sun said:
    May 8th, 2009 5:35 PM

    Thanks Victor!

  3. Victor said:
    May 8th, 2009 5:44 PM

    I have been waiting for NB200’s release in the UK for a while now. Although it says “release in May”, I couldn’t find any store or website that actually have them in stock, or even a due date.

    Does any one know where I could possibly buy a Toshiba NB200 now in the UK?

  4. Tej said:
    May 8th, 2009 5:58 PM

    I’ve not seen this in stock anywhere right now. The only place that even has a vague ETA is OYYY which lists a date of 15th May for stock.

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