A look at the
popular NB 300 Series colored Toshiba netbooks.
Netbook shoppers today are looking for a machine with a speedy
processor, solid battery life, and a keyboard that is comfortable to
use among other great features.
But a solid performing netbook is not the only
requirement on many shoppers must have list, for they also
seek a sleek, colorful, and trendy designed exterior.
Toshiba fulfills all these must-haves, especially with their newer NB
line of netbooks. They have made many improvements to their netbook in
the recent past, which makes them one of the top options for mini
computers at this time. Toshiba offers mini laptops in
many industry favorite colors including pink, red, blue,
black, brown, black, and white to name a few.
The Toshiba Mini NB305-N410 has been ranked at #2 out of the Top Ten in
netbooks. That's almost the best, in an arena that has become very
crowded with competitors. Counting the no-name brands, there are
hundreds of models in the netbook and notebook categories, and the
features tend to be similar from one brand to the next.
Colored Toshiba netbooks stand above most of the other brands, and its
specifications are almost the same as the netbook that finished at #1
in the Top Ten category. The design is easy to use, and the battery
life is hard to beat. The processor is just about the fastest you will
find, and this is of prime concern for business and personal netbook
The NB300 Series Toshiba netbook is designed for easy navigation, and
use. It's light-weight, thin and attractive, with a 10.1 inch
widescreen that has an LED backlight. The screen resolution is an
impressive 1024 x 600, and you can power up faster and use less power.
One of the main differences between colored Toshiba netbooks and the
netbooks that come in lower in the Top Ten is the quality and size of
the keyboard. The Toshiba models have standard U.S. keyboards, which
allow for easy typing with fewer hassles. The touchpad is similar to
those found on a laptop, with easy to use mouse buttons and multi-touch
You can get Wi-Fi on the Toshiba Mini NB305-N410
but it does not offer an option for Bluetooth. The microphone and
webcam are built into the view screen, at the edge, for easy
Toshiba also includes other features that make
their Mini model more useful for consumers. It has a health monitor,
which alerts you to issues on your netbook, before they become major
problems. This monitor also keeps track of the temperature and power
usage of the netbook, and tracks other hardware components, to protect
them from shocks.
Colored Toshiba netbooks are also available with USB Sleep-and-charge.
It's a feature that is very travel-friendly, allowing you to charge
your other portable devices on the netbook while it's off. Toshiba has
also included an impact sensor for the hard drive, which helps in
guarding your data on the device, in case you drop it.
Many netbooks of today still suck energy way too eagerly, and these
models also tend to leave a larger carbon footprint. Toshiba
mini's are designed so that they are more friendly to the environment.
They have EnergyStar qualifications, meeting the standards of
The Toshiba Mini NB305-N410 is similar to some other netbooks, using
the Intel Atom N450 processors. This is a speedy processor, that makes
using smaller netbooks easier and simpler. You won't have to wait as
long for your programs to boot, and this processor also will enhance
the performance of your netbook, overall.
Colored Toshiba netbooks like the Mini NB305-N410 come packed with
Windows 7 Starter as their operating system, and the Media Accelerator
from Intel Graphics makes this netbook better for video and gaming, but
it's still not suitable for any heavy gaming usage.
Toshiba's Mini gives you 1GB of memory, which is the same as offered on
the number 1 rated netbook, but the battery life is why it's a step
down from #1 but still above many others. 11 hours of battery life is
a good solid time, although the #1 netbook has three hours more. But 11
hours is still well above many other netbooks. It gains the time by
using a 6-cell battery, and this will allow you to stay online for
longer time periods.
Toshiba netbooks in the Mini NB305-N410 class
don't have a smartcard reader slot or a PC express slot. You can use
memory cards like SDHC and SD cards, though. You can use these to
easily transfer files from smartphones, digital cameras or MP3 players
to your netbook.
There are many netbooks now that are basically identical to all the
rest, and Toshiba's models stand above almost all the other models. It
has improved from the prior model by including an longer battery life,
a newer processor and no bulge with its 6-cell battery. It even has
stereo speakers, and the price didn't jump from the last model to the
The Mini NB Colored Toshiba netbooks are always strong contenders for
solid design and construction. The finish is attractive and the lid is
semi-shiny, which makes it stand out from the crowd. It has a more
professional look, as opposed to some other netbooks, that look like
The battery is tucked under the Toshiba netbooks chassis now, which
makes it almost unnoticeable. This makes for a more compact netbook
body, and cleaner lines. The power button is housed in a rounded hinge
for easy access, and the shiny plastic shows off the widescreen
The webcam gives you good quality web Video
chatting, and Skype software is included on many models. The chiclet
keyboard makes the most of the space it has, and the "feel" is quite
similar to that of the Sony VAIO models. The keys are oriented in a
strange way, but once you get used to it, they're not difficult to use.
The icons and colors on the LED-backlit display screen are bright and
crisp, which gives you an experience that's better than average. The
extra speaker gives this netbook much better sound than