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...
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...
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.
Excerpt: Toshiba is late to the netbook game, and with its 10.1-inch Mini NB205, the company overcompensates and complicates things a bit too much. But it still delivers a capable, quality machine. Our favorite part of the NB205 is its Ironman stamina.
Pros: Epically long battery provides hours of entertainment. Surprisingly lightweight (2.9 pounds) despite bodacious battery. Roomy trackpad accommodates normal hands. Hard-drive impact sensor safeguards data from everyday bump and grind.
Cons: Awkward keyboard makes you feel like a n00b typist. Lame screen hinge detracts from the netbook’s otherwise good looks. Setup puts you through an irritating game of 20 questions.