Netbooks seem to have completely transformed the portable computing space. Hardly into 2010 and we’ve already been presented with a wide range of netbooks by various manufacturers. The latest among these entrants were two new netbooks by Toshiba. The company revealed the Mini NB300 and NB305 netbooks for an enhanced portable computing experience.
Keeping in lines with the company’s popular Mini NB200 netbook, both the new models encompass around 11 hours of battery life. The Windows 7 models come complete with the Toshiba LifeSpace application. The two 10.1” netbooks adorn sleek designs and are packed with a host of enhanced functions that should suit home, work or on the move computing needs.
The Mini NB300/NB305 compact netbooks are equipped with a 6-cell high capacity battery that allows them to offer 11 hours of uninterrupted computing. The devices are available with either Windows 7 Starter or Windows XP Home operating systems. Besides, the battery pack is concealed neatly below the netbooks’ casing so as to reveal a sleek and ergonomic fabrication for both models. Equipped with Intel’s Pine Trail architecture the netbooks are fueled by the 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor.
The efficient netbooks further integrate the system’s graphics card and memory along with the processor. This allows the netbooks to run with better performance while still consuming less energy. Bundled with near full size keyboards for easy and comfortable keying in, there also a larger touchpad complete with the Multi-Touch Control feature. In a diminutive package, the netbooks are lightweight and can be easily carried around.
Boasting of up to 250GB HDD of storage space, data saved on the hard disk is protected with the integrated 3D impact sensor. This sensor detects freefalls, shocks and vibrations. Yet another advanced feature of the netbooks is Sleep-and-Charge that enables external USB devices like mobile phones and personal media players to charge from them, even when turned off. The models that run on the Windows 7 platform are also bundled with the LifeSpace application suite with the Bulletin Board allowing users to organize activities. With the ReelTime attribute, the application also gives users a distinct way of finding and accessing stored files.
Incorporated with a wide array of wireless connectivity options like Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Mobile Broadband and Bluetooth 2.1, the netbooks should keep users truly connected. Besides the 10.1” TruBrite LED backlight display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, the netbooks also feature 1 Bridge Media Slot, Integrated stereo speakers. The Energy Star 5.0 qualified netbooks are also compliant with European WEEE and RoHS directives.
The NB305 is scheduled to be available in Mocha Brown and Snow White colour schemes. It will sport a matt- finish textured cover and contemporary tiled keyboard. As for the NB300, it will be dressed in Cosmic Black and should include a stylish, glossy finish, adorned with a diagonal striped pattern, black flat keyboard and black palm rest.
The NB300 and NB305 netbooks are expected to be available from the end of January 2010.