|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|
|Card Description||Graphics Media Accelerator 3150|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 hours|
Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (Blue)
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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!Read more ›
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.
* good keyboard
* good battery life
* nice, slim design
* little bloatware, useful software included
* solid build quality, looks like it will last
* underwhelming sound (single speaker on the bottom)
* slow CPU
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am very disappointed with this product I didn't expect so much but, this computer is very slow It takes a long time to open everything and to close most windows I recomend to... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Juan pablo Garcia-hernandez
not sure why bu it stopped working, it was smaller than the picture now it just sits in my closet broken, I don't want to pay the money to get it fixed, not worth it.Published 8 months ago by Nisey
not as expected and a disappointment. I did not keep it long and went back to HP for a Pavilion with power, speed and better screen to view work with.Published 9 months ago by Maggie
I'm literally crying , i just got it yesterday and now it won't start up :'( waste of my moneyPublished 9 months ago by Anabelle Cardona
The streaming is terrible, as in the audio and visual never really match up for games or videos and music is spotty, but I love all other aspects of the laptop. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have had this netbook since 2011 and have been very happy with it. The wifi picks up weak and distant signals very well and everything else has worked and worked well. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lounar
Computer runs very slow. It seems to be using too much memory ram for active processesPublished 10 months ago by Robin Samuel
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