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Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL Netbook Review

February 21st, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Mini notebooks are gaining interest from all through their light weight and economical pricing. This improvised the portability to a major extent and keeping everyone close with their daily tasks more effectively. This kind of interest motivated Toshiba to come up with a mini notebook which is quite economical and at the same time keeping it more effective and powerful. The machine is Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL. This is priced reasonably and powered through Intel Atom N455 processor. It has 1GB DDR3 RAM, 250 GB hard drive, built-webcam, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, Wi-Fi and many more. Importantly, its battery backup is truly astonishing with 8.35-hours. All the mentioned features are clearly indicating the effective working of the netbook for users.

Intel Atom N455 Processor details:

This Intel Atom N455 that powers Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL is an entry level inexpensive CPU and suitable for small laptops and netbooks. It is clocked at 1.66 GHz and got 512 KB L2 Cache.  Importantly, it has integrated memory controller for DDR3 main memory and the GMA 3150 Graphics card. Altogether, this configuration is very well suitable for basic computing tasks. Gaming is not suitable over this processor and overstrain will result on it. TDP rating of the processor is as 5.5 Watts and this will reduce the power consumption up to 20%. It is best ideal choice for netbooks and helps well to reduce the cost of the machine quite significantly.

Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL Pros:

  • It is a best netbook with economical pricing.
  • It has Intel GMA 3150 graphics.
  • It has huge hard drive unlike any other netbook with a capacity of 250 GB.
  • Outstanding battery backup with 8.35-hours.
  • Captivating appearance with a blue finish.
  • Light in weigh and offers more portability.
  • Powerful features with improved portability.

T oshiba Mini NB505-N500BLCons:

  • Not suitable for gaming.
  • No optical drive.
  • No Bluetooth.

Specifications:

Processor:

This machine is powered through Intel Atom N455 processor. This processor is clocked at 1.66 GHz and comes with 512 KB of L2 cache.

System memory and Hard drive:

This mini notebook is arranged with 1 GB DDR3 RAM. There is a 250 Gb capacity hard drive for the storage. It is a HDD and rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL comes with 10.1-inches screen of resolution 1024 x 600 pixels and aspect ratio is 16:9. The display type is WSVGA TruBrite technology with LED-Backlit.

It has Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with OMB of 250MB capacity dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.

Audio:

This netbook got built-in monaural speaker and this speaker is good at offering decent sound quality.

Webcam:

Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL is credited with a built-in webcam along with a microphone into LCD bezel.

Networking:

This netbook comes with 10/100 Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity needs. There is Wi-Fi Wireless networking through 802.11 b/g/n.

Input Devices:

There is a standard US keyboard with 93% sizze keys. This keyboard is comfortable to use. There is touch pad pointing device with multi touch controls. This touch pad is quite responsive and comfortable to use.

Battery:

Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL is arranged with one 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 8.35-hours battery backup for the mini notebook.

Additional ports:

There is one memory card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA/USB combo, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Operating System:

This netbook comes with genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32-bit Edition.

Warranty:

Toshiba Mini NB505-N500BL comes with one-year standard limited warranty over parts, labor and battery.

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