Conclusion: This is a netbook. With that bias aside, this is a very capable machine. Just to fill you in, this bias includes underpowered processing, low RAM, terrible graphics, and terrible audio. This is pretty standard across the line, with very few examples that are notably more expensive. These are all things that need to be considered when looking at a netbook. The positives of netbooks are pretty straightforward: compact, light, great battery life, and typically inexpensive.
Summary: The Toshiba NB305 is an NB200 with further improved battery life and unexceptionally slow netbook-level performance. Aside from slipping in a new Atom chip and offering coloured textured finishes, Toshibaâ€™s designers have only succeeded in making a good netbook feel cheaper by substituting tiny keyboard keys and adding a glitz paint finish.
Excerpt: Let’s talk about love. When you love something, you love it for what it is, not what it isn’t. We love netbooks; we don’t care that they can’t really do games, or HD Flash video, or any media encoding to speak of. We know what we want—all-day computing in a formfactor small enough to toss into a knapsack or messenger bag and barely know it’s there, and cheap enough to be viable as a secondary PC.
Pros: Incremental improvements to solid platform; great battery life; sleep-and-charge USB port.
Cons: Win 7 Starter; no Bluetooth; wonky keyboard (especially space bar); expensive.
Toshiba NB305 review – most comfortable in its class, but a little pricey
16 February 2010
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 . It’s light so can be carried around easily, offers still good battery life, comes with perhaps the best keyboard and touchpad seen on a netbook yet and is not a fingerprints and scratches magnet.
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, separated from the rest of the body and with two click buttons, 6 Cell battery offers up to 11 hours of life on paper (around 9 in practice on Windows 7) – plus, the battery is not ...
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 NB305 one of the most expensive 10 inch netbooks on the market right now
Conclusion: Toshiba's latest isn't the cheapest netbook available, but it is one of the most stylish, apart from deluxe beauties like the Nokia Booklet 3G, and it's much cheaper than that. It's decently powered, with exceptional battery life and a very comfortable-to-use keyboard -an aspect sometimes undervalued in a netbook until you spend your first day's frantic typing on it.
Pros: Great styling, good battery life and easy-to-type keyboard
Conclusion: Кроме того, Toshiba NB305 поставляется со встроенным WiMAX-модемом с привязкой к Yota. Некоторые нетбуки, как мы помним, отличались не самым хорошим качеством приема сигнала, но к NB305 это не относится: он держит связь увереннее, чем внешний WiMAX-модем, подключенный к USB.
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.