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Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (Blue)

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  • Intel Atom Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Starter, 8 hours Battery Life
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Product Information

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455
RAM1 GB DDR2
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive250 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 3150
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator 3150
Graphics Card Ram Size250 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand NameToshiba
SeriesMini NB505
Item model numberPLL50U-01R00C
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.30 x 7.48 x 1.40 inches
Color Blue
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004G8QZPG
Shipping Weight4.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2011
  
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Product Description

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Toshiba Mini NB505: Stylish, Highly Portable Netbook

Perfect for your everyday computing needs when you're on the go, the Toshiba Mini NB505-N508BL is one of the thinnest netbooks on the market--just 1.4 inches thin (without extended feet). And it weighs less than 3 pounds, so it's easy to carry in your backpack, purse, book bag, and more.

Toshiba Mini NB505 in blue
With over 8 hours of battery life, the Toshiba Mini NB505 offers
a full day of computing without a recharge (see larger image).

Thanks to its high-speed connectivity, the Intel Atom processor, and up to eight-hour battery life rating, this budget-friendly netbook puts you in touch with your favorite people, sites, social networks, and media almost everywhere you go--all without compromising your freedom of expression. And with the innovative rubberized EasyGrip finish, the NB505 netbook is easy to grab and go.

It features a brightly colorful 10.1-inch LED-backlit screen, a full-size keyboard for comfortable typing, and a larger touchpad with multi-touch control--enabling you to navigate documents, web pages, and images more easily. You'll also be able to store all your documents plus a large media library on the 250 GB hard drive, as well as download pictures from digital cameras via the SD memory card slot. Other features include an

The 250 GB hard disk drive is protected using an integrated 3D impact sensor which detects freefalls, shocks and vibrations. Other features include fast DDR3 RAM, an integrated webcam, and a mono speaker.

This Toshiba Mini comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system (32-bit version).

Toshiba Mini NB505 in blue
The NB505 offers a subtle look with shiny metallic reflections and engraved dot patterns, plus a rubber-textured cover (see larger image).

 

Toshiba Mini NB505 in blue
The NB505 features a comfortable full-size keyboard, plus a full-size touchpad with multi-touch capabilities (see larger image).

 

Toshiba Mini NB505 in blue
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Key Features

  • 10.1-inch LED backlit widescreen display (1024 x 600-pixel resolution) provides richer colors and clearer definition--perfect for browsing the Internet.
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  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor (512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) combines performance and energy efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while mobile.
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  • 250 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
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  • 1 GB of installed DDR2 RAM (667 MHz; expandable to 2 GB)
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  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 video processor with up to 250 MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.
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  • Wireless Connectivity
    • With its Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers.
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  • Included Toshiba Software:
    • Toshiba Media Controller offers simplified media sharing. Using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it lets you share videos, music and pictures from the media library on your laptop with compatible devices in your home entertainment network, or with other compatible laptops and devices, like an Xbox 360 game console. And you can do it all without moving equipment, burning discs or fumbling with cables.
    • Toshiba Bulletin Board is an easy-to-use organizational and productivity app that lets you build your own personalized space on your desktop. With Toshiba Bulletin Board, you can quickly and easily manage your to-do lists and calendars, plus create your own custom work area by pinning your favorite photos, documents, links and more.
    • Toshiba ReelTime helps you cut down the time it takes to search for files. The easy-to-use app takes traditional text-based file structures one step further to help you find what you're looking for more quickly. Accessible from your taskbar, it shows you a visual timeline of your recently accessed files--using graphical thumbnails--so you can easily identify and get to your files faster.
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  • Included Toshiba Utilities:
    • Toshiba eco Utility makes it easy to go green as you go mobile. Hit the Eco Button and you'll launch the Toshiba Eco Utility, which puts all sorts of easy-to-read information on your screen, and gives you the ability to adjust the power settings on your laptop. It also activates a light showing you're in the Eco Mode. The Toshiba Eco Utility lets you pick the optimal power plan for your situation. Choose High-Performance when you need every watt you can get, Power Saver for the least energy consumption, or Balanced as a perfect blend of the two.
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  • Up to 8 hours, 21 minutes of battery life (6-cell battery; 48 Wh)
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  • Dimensions & Weight: 10.3 x 7.48 x 1.4 inches (WxDxH); 2.9 pounds
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Networking, Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 total USB ports
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
  • Secure Digital (SD) memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMedia Card media
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Starter

Microsoft Windows 7 Starter makes small notebook PCs easier to use because it puts less between you and what you want to do--less waiting, less clicking, less hassle connecting to networks. Windows 7 Starter combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.

What's in the box

This package contains the Toshiba Mini NB505-N508BL netbook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

It also comes with the following software:

Norton Internet Security 2011 (30-day trial); Microsoft Office Starter 2010; Google Toolbar and Google Chrome; Microsoft Windows Media Player 12; Microsoft Silverlight; Microsoft Live Essentials; Toshiba Online Backup (30-day trial)

This laptop is backed by a 1-year limited hardware warranty.

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0 certified
  • Gold EPEAT designation for meeting standards to help reduce its environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances

Learn more about Toshiba's environmental commitment.

Product Description

Leave your laptop at home. Tell your tablet or smartphone to step back. Because now you can enjoy a better Internet experience on the run, thanks to the stylish, award-winning Toshiba mini NB505 netbook-a value-rich companion PC offering a smart, comfortdriven design and exclusive conveniences for light, on-the-go computing. It turns heads with a stylish design in a spectrum of fashionable colors-brown, blue, lime green, orange and turquoise. And thanks to excellent high-speed connectivity, the talented Intel Atom processor, plus up to eight-hour battery life rating, this budget-friendly, best-in-class PC puts you in touch with your favorite people, sites, networks and media most everywhere you go-without compromising your freedom of expression. It also gives you the reliability, compatibility and simplicity you want with Windows 7. Easy to use and small enough to throw in a purse or bag, it comes with an ample 10.1” diagonal display for surfing the web and more, and provides Toshiba “Smart Features” to enhance your mobile life-like a generous full-sized keyboard and TouchPad to ease input. Whether eyeing a first, second or even third PC, grab the netbook that fits both your pocketbook and your ever-expanding mobile life-Toshiba’s mini NB505.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

That no OS screen is really easy to fix.
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One good point: A leading Consumer rating service has found that Toshiba laptops/netbooks have good reliability, which was why I was attracted to this brand at first.
Great in Dayton
I like the size because I travel with a full size laptop for business and take my netbook along for personal use.
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742 of 751 people found the following review helpful By goofy-foot on February 8, 2011
Color Name: Brown Verified Purchase
Great little netbook at an affordable price. Specs are pretty standard for a 2010/2011 netbook: 1G RAM, 250Gb HD, 3 USB ports, basic video camera, separate Mic & headphone jacks, sd card slot, vga output and a very useful 8h battery life.

There are a lot of netbooks like this on the market, but what really stands out for me on this one is the keyboard, FULL size main keys with ALL the cursor movement keys: DEDICATED up, down, right,left, PGUP, PGDN, HOME and END. I work a lot with excel spreadsheets and it is really uncomfortable to move pressing fn+end/up orf+end/down or ctrl+fn+home, ctrl+fn+end, etc. to move around. Also scrolling with pgup/pgdown while reading a long web page is a pain when you have to press also the fn key! With most netbooks you have to live with the fn key, not in this case, the NB505 keyboard is really practical and comfortable, almost like a full laptop or pc keyboard, even do the position of the keys is not standard, they let you do the work easier and faster.

I also really like the case feeling: like some very soft rubbery cover, it looks nice and grips nice!

Windows 7 Starter is really basic, but you can find programs, utilities and tips on the Internet to take care of the basic "missing features" like changing the background image, colors, sounds, re-size pictures, etc. I got rid of most of the Toshiba utilities and also Norton, and installed MS Security and my preferred freeware home edition utilities.

I would have liked to have stereo speakers, but the netbook only includes a mono speaker under the unit.

I have older Toshiba laptops with excellent experience, in fact they are still working (WIN98, 450Mb HD,64Mb RAM)! so I decided to take the risk and bought the netbook from Amazon. It arrived fast, and working OK!
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209 of 215 people found the following review helpful By E on February 7, 2011
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I bought this computer a few weeks ago and so far my experience has been very positive. This netbook is solidly constructed and is ready to use out of the box. The keyboard isn't difficult to use and the trackpad is OK - a little oversensitive for my taste. Unlike many other systems it doesn't come with a lot of bloatware - trial versions of programs you don't want anyway. There is some, but almost all for arguably useful programs. The included Toshiba software seems well-designed even though I personally have no use for it.

As for speed, the computer is powerful enough for a netbook, and will run net-based and home office applications smoothly. Of course, it falls short for more intense use like video editing, image processing or games - but then again, that's not what this computer is for. However, the Atom processor in this unit is on its way out, and for about $100 more you can get a netbook that is considerably faster. Nevertheless, or a solid, cheap, ultraportable computer, this is a good pick.

Pros:
* good keyboard
* good battery life
* nice, slim design
* little bloatware, useful software included
* solid build quality, looks like it will last

Cons:
* underwhelming sound (single speaker on the bottom)
* slow CPU
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312 of 328 people found the following review helpful By vdubbgirl on February 3, 2011
Color Name: Brown Verified Purchase
I read a lot of the reviews before i bought this little netbook, glad i ignored most of them. This is a great little gizmo, It's not for gamers. It's not for techies. But it's perfect for surfin the web, email, facebook and day to day stuff or travel to keep in touch. It's small (the keyboard takes a little practise) and light weight. it's more than fast enough. People who expect this to run and do all the things a desktop or full size/function laptop do are being silly. It's not what this is for. I like it a lot.
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80 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Annma on March 27, 2011
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I've only had my netbook a week, but I like it very much for what I use it for: I am a journalist and often cover conferences. It is a perfect size to take along in my purse and is unobstrusive for me to use. I only do simple word processing on it and check e-mail or do simple Internet work. It also will be idea for personal travel.

I was amused by the people who complained that the basic software was not sufficient or that the speed was poor. Granted, I wouldn't want this to be my only computer, but for my use as a take-along, I can live without wallpaper choices and sophisticated word processing tools. Yes, it is a bit slower than my Dell Inspiron, but its speed is acceptable, and the price, size and weight more than compensate. The keyboard is slightly smaller than my Dell, but I have small hands, so that isn't an issue for me.

I had absolutely no problem setting up the computer, and the display is very sharp. The battery life also is amazing, compared to my Dell laptop, which is another plus for taking to an all-day conference. With my Dell, I had to search for a seat near an outlet. I also notice it does not give off as much heat as my Dell.

I think this is a great choice if you are buying something for portability and simple functions.
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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Jay Thornton on February 6, 2011
Color Name: Blue
This is exactly what I needed - lightweight, small and easy to carry without sacrificing screen quality and processing speed. The keyboard is extremely comfortable for its size, the screen crisp and clear. It's advertised mainly as a communication device for Web browsing, email and Skype but I've already put it through some serious software and graphics loads without a hiccup. I wasn't planning on using it for heavy-duty PC-like applications but it looks like it will be able to handle anything I dish out without objection. I purchased this at a small military retail outlet at a fairly remote location in the Middle East and it came out of the box undamaged and ready to go, with no problems. This is a great buy and I'm pleasantly surprised by the NB505's capabilities, capacity and quality. Recommended for anyone who doesn't need more load to carry but does need ease of handling and packing, especially if you're on the move a lot.
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