Conclusion: The netbook may have lost its lustre, but if your computing needs do match the limitations of the genre, it’s still a valid choice. Toshiba’s NB510 showcases close to the best that the format has to offer, particularly in the mid-range 10D version we were testing here. At under £250, this is cheap computing in a mobile form, with battery life that will last you a long working day or entire transatlantic flight, even one to the West Coast.
Pros: Excellent battery life, Great keyboard, Decent range of connectivity, Reasonable price
Cons: No USB 3.0 ports, Usual netbook performance limitations