SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba NB305-106 (NB305 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba NB305-106
Source: Hardware Central
Individual applications ran well enough on the NB305 -- Internet Explorer often took remarkably long to retrieve and render a URL, but since Google Chrome didn't have the same problem, I'll blame that on Microsoft. But multitasking was sluggish, and app-switching often took too long. Win 7's CPU- and memory-use-gauge gadget tells the story. Even with no apps running except Windows Task Manager, memory usage doesn't fall below 55 percent -- a bad place to start.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% features: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
If you've read any of our other recent netbook reviews you'll have detected a common thread linking them. If you haven't we'll summarise now: netbooks haven't changed. Toshiba has produced another great netbook for those with more refined tastes. It delivers good battery life, looks very stylish and is great to use. However, it's a little on the expensive side and suffers from the same limitations placed on all netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: SFT - 7/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
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).
Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated 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.
73.5%: 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.