Toshiba NB305 review – most comfortable in its class, but a little pricey
19 May 2012
Conclusion: Overall, Toshiba did it once again with the NB305. It might not be the best in terms of performances, it might not provide the best autonomy and it might not be the most affordable, but all in one, this netbook is the most comfortable to use of all .
Pros: nice matte body (although there’s a glossy version too, for “fingerprints lovers”), very good build quality, now only weights 2.6 pounds, making it one of the lightest 10 inch netbooks out there, good keyboard with chiclet independent keys and a nice metallic feel, properly sized touchpad, separa...
Cons: display is still glossy, but there’s less glare than on the Acer or Asus devices. Still, it would have been nice to have a matte display., there’s only a 0.3 MPx camera, so if you care about that, there’s room of improvement in this area, the top versions sell for $399, and that makes the Toshiba...
Summary: Oh netbooks. Those tiny little machines that closer resemble Barbie accessories than actual laptops are becoming more and more popular. Their popularity makes sense, for it correlates with how the average person now spends more time online than doing actual computing such as word processing, excel,...
Excerpt: This refreshed version of the Toshiba NB305 is almost identical to the one we reviewed back in July, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. At the time, we said it was one of the best netbooks around. From the outside it's difficult to notice any differences in this new model.
Excerpt: It may be hard to get excited by yet another 10.1in netbook, particularly one with largely identical specifications to every other Atom N450-based model. However, for its NB305 Toshiba has put a fair amount of work into making this one stand out from its competition.
Summary: Заявленное время автономной работы нетбука от аккумулятора до 11 часов, на деле выливается примерно в 6-6.5 часов стандартной офисной работы в интернет. Возможно, батарея еще не успела "раскочегариться", посмотрим и дополним обзор, если это произойдет.