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.
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
Excerpt: ‘Leading innovation’ is Toshiba’s marketing warcry for its new Toshiba NB300 and Toshiba NB305 netbooks. Unfortunately, as with every other netbook on the market, innovation is now becoming more conspicuous by its absence.
Excerpt: Last year's NB200 netbook from Toshiba was a neat, effective performer from a manufacturer known for its reliability and strong build quality. Now, the successor, wittily titled the NB300, has arrived. This is the NB305 variant, most noticeably differing from the NB300 through choice of colours.
Pros: Great styling, good battery life and easy-to-type keyboard