Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba NB305-N600
Source: Comp Reviews
Toshiba's updated mini NB305-N600 offers a nice balance of keeping the old and giving it some new. It retains the same superb build quality and excellent keyboard and trackpad combination of the original. The Atom dual core processor does help performance a bit but it is still held back by the traditional memory limits and it fails to overcome the challenges of HD video.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2011
Source: PC World
While handsome with an unusual metallic chassis, the Mini NB305-N600 is a subpar performer that costs more than comparable, better-performing competitors, including its own sibling, the NB505-N508GN.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
The updates aren't major and there are better netbooks out there, but the Toshiba mini NB305-N600 has all your basic netbook needs for one low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 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).
N550: Dual core Atom with a TDP of only 8.5 Watt. Because of the slow clock speed of 1.5 GHz it may be sometimes even slower than a N465 Atom CPU.» 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.
65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.