June 2, 2009 at 10:40 am
Following on from the recent Toshiba ‘Dynabook UX’/NB200 launches in Japan and Europe respectively, Toshiba has confirmed that this 10-inch follow-on from the 8.9-inch NB100, will land in the US in the form of the NB205.
The model looks very similar to the NB200, albeit slightly slimmer, and will even come in 2 SKUs, as seen in Europe. The NB205-N310 netbook will be the more expensive version, featuring a metallic textured finish, a chrome hinge, chiclet keyboard and will be available in four different colours (Sable Brown, Frost White, Indigo Blue and Posh Pink). The mini NB205-N210 netbook has a fusion finish in Black Onyx, comes with a flat keyboard rather than chiclet with black matte finish.
The NB205 will have a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) LED backlit display, a very large touchpad (probably the largest I’ve seen on a netbook). It will come with a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD and a 6-cell battery which should be good for 9 hours of life. Laptop Mag has some hands-on impressions and a video of the Toshiba NB205 in action, they think it could be one of the best netbooks yet!
The Toshiba mini NB205-N310 ($399.00) and mini NB205-N210 ($349.00) will be available from June 23, 2009 at all major retailers and directly from Toshiba.
Toshiba NB205 Technical Specifications:
10.1-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite backlit LED display (WSVGA)
Windows XP Home operating system
Intel Atom N280 processor (1.66GHz)
1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, upgradeable to 2GB
Spacious storage with a 160GB HDD2
802.11 b/g wireless and 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR (only available in mini NB205-N310)
TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor
Weight: 2.9 lbs.
Long-life 6-cell battery delivering up to 9 hours of productivity
One USB port with Sleep-and-Charge and two additional USB 2.0 ports
Built-in Webcam, speaker and microphone
Toshiba PC Health Monitor
RGB port for connecting to external displays
Memory Card Reader Slot