Summary: It doesn't get much cheaper than $299, and for the price the Toshiba mini NB505 delivers style and substance. The EasyGrip finish, comfy keyboard, and more than 7 hours of battery life add up to one of the best bargain netbooks yet. For the same price, the student-focused HP Mini 1103 has a faster 7,200-rpm hard drive and lasts an hour longer on a charge, but there's something to be said for the NB505's color options.
Pros: Stylish EasyGrip finish in multiple colors, Long battery life, Comfortable keyboard, Relatively loud speakers, Runs cool
Cons: Touchpad can be oversensitive, Problems making Skype calls, Annoying Norton pop-ups