Excerpt: Toshiba waited a long time to enter the netbook market, but as the NB205 proves, taking some time to learn from your competitors can be a good thing. The NB205 offers everything we expect from a netbook, as well as some unexpected bonus features, and does so for less than $400. We liked the NB205 when we used it in our netbook upgrading feature (October); here we give it a full review.
Pros: Excellent battery life; good looks; good performance; competitive price; Sleep-and-Charge USB.
Cons: Totally unnecessary use of TORX screws; slightly odd keyboard.
Summary: Although the $419 mini NB205-N330BL isn't radically different from its predecessor, it can be argued that one of the finest netbooks didn't need much fixing. Granted, we would've welcomed Nvidia's Ion platform (the HP Mini 311 has it for $399) to give users more gaming and HD video punch, but the advantage of the NB205 is that it lasts over three hours longer than the 311.
Conclusion: Being late to the game has its advantages; you learn from other companies’ experiences and make yours better. Toshiba did a good job at that with its first Netbook. The Toshiba mini NB205 has good processing power for a Netbook thanks to the N280 processor, solid Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a good software bundle and ample ports including a Sleep and Charge USB port.
Pros: The look is hot! Good performance on video playback, stellar battery life., Awesome looking netbook with very useable keyboard. Good performance in most tasks including video playback. Solid Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Great battery life.
Cons: Poor speaker location., Speaker is muffled, lacks graphics power for gaming.