SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba NB255-N250 (NB250 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 250 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba NB255-N250
Toshiba has put together a decent netbook at a decent price with the NB250. It's solidly built and completely unrevolutionary, like any netbook should be, but it's also evidence that this sector of the market is far from deceased. If, for some reason, you're convinced you need a tablet PC for light mobile working and web browsing, you need your head checked.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Toshiba’s shorter battery life definitely takes some of the shine off of the mini NB255, though it is on par with the majority of other netbooks out there, which for the most part average around 7ish hours. The build quality of the unit is excellent, I’d feel confident throwing it around in my bag or letting my nieces and nephews play with it. The design and performance is at the top of the netbook curve and the keyboard could use a little bit more love. If price and durability are your two main concerns then the Toshiba NB255 is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90%
Source: Reg Hardware
Ultimately, the cheap-feeling chassis and slightly awkward keyboard design limit the NB250's appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
Source: Laptop Mag
As more and more netbook makers try to capture the interest of budget-conscious consumers with sub-$300 netbooks, there's a danger of making too many compromises, or doing so in the wrong areas. Toshiba's shorter battery life definitely takes some of the shine off of the mini NB255, though it excels in other areas. We like that the design and performance is at the top of the netbook curve. However, the ASUS Eee PC 1001P lasts over 2 hours longer on a charge and is just as aesthetically pleasing, all for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Provided you opt for the similarly priced six-cell NB250, it will serve you well-enough. However, with so many excellent netbooks to choose from, it does little to distinguish itself from the pack.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 50%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
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).
N455: Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» 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.
67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.