January 4, 2010 at 5:24 pm
I have not seen any official announcement regarding the Toshiba NB300/NB305 netbook, but despite this Laptop Mag has come clean with some hands-on impressions of the Pine Trail netbook. In case you are wondering how it differs from the NB200/NB205, the NB300 has an 11-hour battery that is now flush with the chassis compared to its predecessor whose battery jutted out from the back.
If you were just having a quick glance you’d be forgiven for thinking they were the same device. The design has hardly changed at all, from the stripy textured lid to its chiclet keyboard and large touchpad. This isn’t an issue as we already felt that the NB200 is one of the finest looking netbooks on the market today.
The Toshiba NB300/NB305 will sport a 1.66GHz N450 Pineview Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter. The NB300 weighs 1.18kg (2.6lbs), slightly lighter than the NB200 at 1.27kg (2.8lbs). The good thing is that the price has remained the same at $399. It will be available in blue, brown, and white. See some hands-on video impressions below.