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.


263 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.