Toshiba NB555D-018 Review – 10.1″ netbook with AMD’s C-30
Toshiba’s NB555D-018 is one of the few notebooks that has come out with AMD’s Ontario, the single core C-30 chip. Toshiba NB555D-018 comes with a small 10.1 inch screen but has pretty much everything to let you do your office works while you are mobile.
Toshiba NB555D-018 comes with 1 GB of RAM and 250 GB of hard disk. Obviously the normal edition of the Windows 7 operating system will not fit in this much of memory. The Toshiba NB555D-018 is preinstalled with the Windows 7 starter edition that has smaller footprint. While this is small and inexpensive ( best buy has it for $329 at the time of writing) netbook, it does come with some notable useful feature, including HDMI output and wifi.
The other notable feature is the long battery life, which according to Toshiba can go upto 10 hours. This is really good for mobile persons who need to keep working and do not need to worry about plugging it to a power chord. This is made possible not only by the AMD’s low power C-30 processor, but also by the LED backlit display which consumes less power.
In general we are not impressed with the netbooks in general ( for $100 to $150 more, you get a full fledged notebook), but if long battery life and mobility is in your mind Toshiba NB555D-018 , is worth considering. What separates it with other netbooks is good graphics performance with its ontario processor and the HDMI output.