Toshiba NB205 netbook announced for US market

June 2, 2009 at 10:40 am

Toshiba NB205Following 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


12 Responses to “Toshiba NB205 netbook announced for US market”

  1. SpencerUk said:
    June 2nd, 2009 11:37 AM

    What exactly is the difference between the NB200 to this apart from it being “slightly slimmer”?

  2. Sam Michel said:
    June 17th, 2009 10:14 AM

    Toshiba launches new NB205 seies netbooks, NB205-310 and NB205-210. These netbooks keyboard buttons are too small and netbooks have ugly looks.

  3. Angel Genchev said:
    June 20th, 2009 3:47 PM

    It`s going to be failure.
    Look at Sony who leads the fashion – TruBrite is outdated, replaced agan w Hi-Black ot X-Black (can`t remember the adv.).
    - The glossy display is not meant for work, it`s to make the owner proud of it`s shine.
    - Most of the customers of netbooks replace the RAM with maximum possible – 2G.
    - RGB port (VGA) is outdated, most people would like hdmi or DVI to connect ext. display.
    - N series Atom is old, replaced by more battery-economic Z5xx series who has VT virtualization feature also (for windows7 xp mode).
    - no good GPU. At this time NVIDIA`s ION is the best low powered GPU, intended for netbooks.

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