|Screen Size||10.1 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 600|
|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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|RAM Size||1 GB||4 GB||1 GB||2 GB||2 GB||4 GB|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel|
|Processor Speed||1.66 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||1024 x 600 pixels||1366 x 768 pixels||1024 x 600 pixels||1366x768 pixels||1366 x 768 pixels||1366*768 pixels|
|Screen Size||10.1 in||11.6 in||10.1 in||13.3 in||11.6 in||11.6 in|
|Display Technology||TFT active matrix||LED-Lit||LED-lit||LED-lit||—||LED-Lit|
|Hard-Drive Size||250 GB||32 GB||320 GB||32 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Item Dimensions||7.48 x 10.3 x 1.4 in||11.8 x 8.1 x 0.71 in||15 x 3 x 10 in||13.12 x 9.02 x 0.08 in||8.1 x 11.4 x 0.7 in||0.9 x 11.6 x 7.9 in|
|Item Weight||2.9 lbs||2.57 lbs||8 lbs||3.42 lbs||3 lbs||2.2 lbs|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Starter||Windows 10||Windows 7 Starter||Windows 10||Chrome||Chrome|
|RAM Type||DDR2 SDRAM||Unknown||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3L-1600 SDRAM|
|Wireless Compatibility||—||802.11 A/C||802.11bgn||802.11bgn||—||802.11 A/C|
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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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! (no DOA).
Its been a month since I got the netbook and I am still happy, but I think I will upgrade the memory to 2Gb, to make it snappier, I find Win7 heavier than Win XP for 1 gb of RAM (but that is just my feeling...).
All in all, I WOULD recommend it to my friends!
*** UPDATE **** July 2011 ****
I did upgrade the memory to 2Gb on February'11 and it works faster, but, if you plan to do it, just be aware of THIS: (info from the Toshiba support web site)
"NOTE: Two types of DDR memory are used in the Toshiba NB500 and NB505 netbook series. In order to upgrade, you WILL NEED to determine the current memory speed of your Netbook before you buy and replace it:
1) Locate the gray part number label on bottom of machine.
2) If there is a "D3" in the UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER of the label, then DDR3 memory is installed, upgrade using the following: "PA3856U-1M2G Toshiba DDR3-1066MHz, 2GB Memory" or compatible.
3) All other units, assembled with DDR2 memory, upgrade using the following module: "PA3669U-1M2G, Toshiba DDR2-800MHz, 2GB memory Module" or compatible (cheaper).
Alternate Identification Method (Serial Number):
1) PLL50U-01900C(5B294965K or greater, or a serial number starting with 6B ,7B , 8B) use DDR3.
2) PLL50U-01900C(5B294964K or less, or a serial number starting with 4B,3B , 2B ,1B, ZA, YA, or XA)- use DDR2."
Mine used DDR2...
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 have had it for three weeks and it's everything I expected and wanted. I am typing on it right now! It's small, it's lightweight, it's relatively durable (I have a two-year old and it has survived her knocking it off the table, tripping over the cord, trying to adjust the angle of the screen and touching it with her sticky fingers). It doesn't get hot, can sit on my lap for hours. The screen is easy to see in all levels of light. The keyboard is a bit smaller than normal, but I found it easy to get used to it and now can type on it just as fast as I can on a regular sized keyboard.
I only use this for surfing the Internet and writing in Word. I downloaded Firefox because I use that on my other computers (it comes with Chrome and IE installed). Other than that, the only stuff I have on my netbook are a couple articles I have written and some images for said articles. I deleted a lot of the Toshiba bloatware and am not tech savvy - very easy to do.
I didn't add anything and am working on Windows Starter. The only difference with Word and Word Starter is you have to deal with a sidebar that has ads and stuff on it. If you can ignore that, there's no real need to upgrade.
I do occasionally use this netbook for viewing movies; the screen looks great but the audio is a bit poor. For less than $5 I found some external travel speakers on Amazon that plug in and take care of that issue, no problem.
It's fast, it's light, it's reliable. The packaging is easy to wipe clean and keep looking new. The cord is super long so it's easy to keep it plugged in and watch movies in bed or use it a long distance from the plug. I can't think of any complaints. It's not a laptop, it's a netbook. If you don't expect it to do everything your PC can do, you will be pleased.
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