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Toshiba Mini NB255-N245 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black Oynx)

by Toshiba
4.2 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews
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  • Intel Atom Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 3150
  • Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, 11 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

Operating System Windows 7 Starter Edition 32 bit Processor and Chipset Intel Atom processor N455 1.66GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, Intel NM10 Express Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with 0MB-250MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. Memory Configured with 1GB DDR2 667MHz (max 2GB) 1 main memory slot. Slot is occupied. Storage Drive 160GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive Display 10.1" diagonal widescreen display at 1024 x 600 native resolution (WSVGA) LED backlight. Sound Built-in speaker (mono). Input Devices - US keyboard TouchPad pointing device. Communications - Webcam and microphone, 10/100 Ethernet , Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n). Expandability - Memory Card Reader - Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Multi Media Card [shared slot]. Ports - Video RGB (monitor) output port. Audio - Microphone input port Headphone output port Da

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 10.1 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455
RAM 1 GB DDR2
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive 160 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel GMA 3150
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Graphics Card Ram Size 250 MB
Wireless Type 802.11abg
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8.35 hours
Brand Name Toshiba
Series Mini NB255
Item model number PLL2PU-00701F
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Starter Edition 32-bit
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.3 x 10.4 x 1.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.3 x 10.4 x 1.27 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type No
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source AC
Voltage 230 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B003LPUU5G
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #20,758 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#4,357 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 4.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available June 20, 2010

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I chose this laptop for the price and the keyboard. The latter is one of the few keyboards where the keyboard is "almost" as good as a full keyboard, and allows me to type fast and efficiently with adequate response. I havent tested battery life very thoroughly but suppose it to be in the average of 6 hours or so when used vigorously. I had to remove all of the Toshiba and Bestbuy bloatware. My advise is to remove at once the Norton Antivirus (their post expiration offer with a rebate for this is sheer misleading....see other posts) Once you have got rid of that ensure that you do not have more than one antivirus operating...if you have several it can effect internet functionality big time.

in order to get my companies MS office 2007 on the machine and supported I had to upgrade from the windows 7 starter to Windows 7 professional. If I hadnt needed to do that, I probably would have stuck to windows starter, which does most other things OK. The upgrading which cost an extra 100 dollars and a bit, was extremely difficult to do, but I got MS assistance with no extra charge (surprise surprise) from their customer service and it was of a very high quality indeed.

This little computer is really fast, faster than my office computer, faster than any other laptop todate....the pine processor is really satisfactory, There are more than enough USB ports and most of the time at home I hook it up to a widescreen monitor which looks good.

I have an Ipad as well as well as this Toshiba and find my usage split 50/50, the Ipad for sheer reckless indulgent consumption of media and reference material, but I have to resort to the Toshiba for actually doing anything creative or office work.
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I've never really used a PC for more than a few minutes at a time at a friend's house. I've been a Mac guy since 1992 when I began college and first got into graphic design. I have always hated Windows and I have always thought non-Macs felt like cheap junk, the interface always seemed difficult and clunky whether it was Windows 95 or XP. I have only tested Vista and 7 in the stores until I finally bought the bullet and just decided to get this little netbook... because, let's face it, Apple dropped the ball with that iPad crap.

Well, I've only had this thing for 3 days and it didn't take long to get used to. Some helpful people online told me which freeware to get to remove the extraneous crap Best Buy had installed on the machine and apparently I'm good to go with a couple free Antivirus programs. I probably won't be downloading any .exe or .zip files from warez, porn or music stealing sites on this thing just because I wouldn't really want to risk it; I'll do that on my mac. Not that I do that sort of thing.

I'm not sure what this is really good for. I have a text editor now so I can do some HTML/CSS/PHP in a pinch, but I'm not sure I'll ever really need to. Believe it or not, I pretty much got it just to test websites on the fly with IE8... since I do web design for a living, it just becomes inconvenient to always rely on browsershots, when I can check back and forth with my little buddy and see what's fugged up in Intercrap Exploder. It works for that just fine. The portability is an added bonus! And the price is right!

For people who want to write their novel in Starbucks or people who waste money on this sort of crap purely to surf the net, this would be a great choice! I'll be taking this on long trips for instant access to Google maps if I need it.
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EDIT: Never had anything die in less than a year. First the charger broke and now the screen will not turn on. Really unfortunate I will be going with acer (last 2 laptop purchases) when I go to purchase a new netbook.

Ordered this for school to do homework on the go and also be able to use the internet and everything else a windows computer can do. So far so good!

Pros:
- Sturdy build to it does not feel cheap when carrying it around and using it
- Keyboard is surprisingly big. The keys you use to type are just as big as a laptops keys meaning I can type just as fast as I can on my laptop and even my desktop.
- The screen is really bright and crisp. Beats out my laptops 15.4" screen for clarity!
- Windows 7 Starter runs much better than previous netbooks which had Windows XP. This thing boots fast and launches everything in no time!
- Battery life is amazing! Even with the screen on full brightness I have been watching flash videos and using mozilla firefox for hours.

Cons:
- Like ALL big name computers it comes loaded with a bunch of crap you don't need. I quickly deleted norton antivirus and installed the free and powerful microsoft security essentials. Which I might add runs nicely on this netbook completed a virus scan in under 20 minutes.

- The only con is the sound. Although I will be ordering a usb powered logitech z205 speaker which clips to the top of the netbook and provides very good sound as compared to any laptops/netbooks onboard speakers.

Logitech Laptop Speaker Z205
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