SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba NB200-11H (NB200 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 450 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba NB200-11H
The Toshiba NB200 is the company's second generation of netbook, featuring a more stylish design and a larger display than last year's NB100. But, apart from one or two interesting features, there is little to make it stand out from the many other netbooks on the market.. Toshiba's NB200 has a nice screen and keyboard, and offers the build quality we would expect from the firm. But in other respects it is very similar to many other netbook models.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba's first stab at a netbook, the NB100, was on the boxy side, and suffered from specs that were slightly out-of-date by the time it launched. With the slicker-looking NB200, Toshiba is looking to make up lost ground. With so many good netbooks now on the market, manufacturers face an increasingly tough challenge to make their offerings stand out. By adding neat features like the charge-and-sleep USB port and shock-protected hard-drive, Toshiba has managed to pull it off with the NB200. We have no hesitation in recommending it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
The new Toshiba mini NB205 is an attractive netbook that offers a fantastic touchpad, large keyboard, and easy access for upgrades. The battery life of the NB205 is among the best in class and should get you through a full day at school or the office. At a price of just $400 this might be a popular netbook for the back-to-school season. Still, despite these nice features, it's hard to overlook the flex and sound of weak plastics, the extremely flexible keyboard, and the weak speakers. Most netbooks have surprisingly firm keyboards, so we're more than a little disappointed that the keyboard on the NB205 practically "bounces" while you type on it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 40%
This is about as high end as a low-end laptop gets. We admire Toshiba for finding a design hook, hanging itself off it, and resolutely staying there no matter how loudly the world shouts: the look of the NB200 we recieved is best summed up as 'diagonal stripes and plastic'. If you can find the black version we'd say the NB200 is a fantastic choice poking its head out above a busy crowd. Steer clear of the silver one, though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
The jump from an 8.9-inch form factor in the NB100 to the 10.1-inch design here places the NB200 firmly in line with its rivals. Aside from the excellent battery life, it has no stand-out features, but it still remains a highly attractive and well-made netbook. It may not move the game on, then, but it’s among the best netbooks currently available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors. Compared to the N270, the N280 is only minimally higher clocked and offers a higher FSB.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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