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Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (Blue)

by Toshiba
3.8 out of 5 stars 500 customer reviews
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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 Description

Color: Blue

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.

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Product Information

Color:Blue

Technical Details

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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 250 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel GMA 3150
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8 hours
Brand Name Toshiba
Series Mini NB505
Item model number PLL50U-01R00C
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Starter
Item Weight 2.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.3 x 7.5 x 1.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 10.3 x 7.48 x 1.4 inches
Color Blue
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source AC
Voltage 230 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B004G8QZPG
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 500 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #12,103 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#2,402 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 4.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available January 9, 2011

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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Color: 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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Color: 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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Color: 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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Color: 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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Color: 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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