Toshiba NB305 Series

Toshiba NB305-N600Processor: Intel Atom N450, Intel Atom N455, Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.2kg, 1.3kg, 1.4kg
Price: 300, 310, 350, 400, 500 euro
Average Score: 72.7% - average
Average of 33 scores (from 39 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 52%, features: 72%, display: 57%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 59%

 

Toshiba NB305-N410

Specifications

Toshiba NB305-N410Notebook: Toshiba NB305-N410
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80.27% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba NB305 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Toshiba NB305 is an NB200 with further improved battery life and unexceptionally slow netbook-level performance. Aside from slipping in a new Atom chip and offering coloured textured finishes, Toshiba’s designers have only succeeded in making a good netbook feel cheaper by substituting tiny keyboard keys and adding a glitz paint finish.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Review: Toshiba NB305 netbook
Source: V3.co.uk English
Toshiba's NB305 updates the company's netbook range with Intel's latest Atom processor and improved graphics, but is otherwise little changed from the previous generation. The NB305 updates Toshiba's netbook line with Intel's latest Atom processor, but performance and battery life remain about the same. However, like its predecessor, this system has a better keyboard and screen than you will find on many rivals.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Toshiba NB305 netbook
Source: Computing English
Toshiba's NB305 updates the company's netbook range with Intel's latest Atom processor and improved graphics, but is otherwise little changed from the previous generation. The NB305 updates Toshiba's netbook line with Intel's latest Atom processor, but performance and battery life remain about the same. However, like its predecessor, this system has a better keyboard and screen than you will find on many rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Toshiba NB300 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Toshiba's NB300 netbook has good ease of use, it's thin and light, and it supplies a long battery life for when you're on the road. We wish it had a faster hard drive and that its screen wasn't so glossy, but these quibbles are outweighed by great battery life and a USB port that can even charge an iPhone when the netbook is powered down and sitting in a backpack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Toshiba Mini NB305 Netbook Review
Source: Slashgear English
Overall, then, the Toshiba Mini NB305-N410B is a decent netbook and probably of more interest to those entering large amounts of text while mobile. The mediocre graphics of Intel’s GMA 3150 chipset and the non-HD resolution of the NB305’s display mean this isn’t the machine you’d want to organise your multimedia life around, either. Neither is it the most long-legged of budget ultraportables, but with a balance of build quality, good looks and decent everyday performance this latest Toshiba Mini is a strong netbook choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 80%
83% Toshiba NB305
Source: PC Pro English
While many netbooks blur into an identikit haze, one proving all but indistinguishable from another, Toshiba’s NB200 was one of the few which dared to buck the trend. Now, like every other netbook manufacturer around the world, Toshiba has given its netbook darling a lick of paint, toned down the less attractive bulges around its figure and added Intel’s latest Atom processor for good measure. Behold, the Toshiba NB305. A little more expensive than the average netbook, but then the NB305 is also a little superior
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 33% features: 100%
Toshiba NB305 review summary
Source: Netbooklive English
Overall, Toshiba did it once again with the NB305. It might not be the best in terms of performances, it might not provide the best autonomy and it might not be the most affordable, but all in one, this netbook is the most comfortable to use of all. It’s light so can be carried around easily, offers still good battery life, comes with perhaps the best keyboard and touchpad seen on a netbook yet and is not a fingerprints and scratches magnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: display: 60% workmanship: 90%
80% Toshiba Mini NB305-N410BN
Source: CNet English
The world of cheap, ubiquitous, and nearly identical Netbooks has been a stable and predictable landscape for a while now, and hasn't gotten any less predictable with the launch of Intel's next generation of Atom processors. With a new Atom processor and a tweaked design, the Toshiba Mini NB305-N410BN is an improvement over the already excellent NB205, at a price that's identical.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba mini NB305-N410 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's mini NB305-N410 may be on the more expensive side of the netbook segment, but Toshiba makes up for the higher cost with some of the best build quality on the market and definitely the best trackpad available on these small laptops. Battery life somehow manages to be below the previous NB205 and other 6-cell netbooks but it is still more than enough for most users. This is definitely one to consider if it will be used for extended periods of time thanks to its excellent quality and keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Toshiba Mini NB305-N410
Source: PC Mag English
When the Toshiba mini NB205 was awarded the Editors' Choice in the netbook category, who knew its reign would last this long? The mini NB305-N410 is it's successor and will continue to thrive because it knows what netbook users want: A great user experience, a bargain price, and outstanding battery life. The Toshiba mini NB305-N410 netbook carries over many of the qualities that made its predecessor, the mini NB205 so lovable, and it's still the netbook that gives you the most for the least amount of money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Toshiba mini NB305-N410
Source: Laptop Mag English
Now that we've tested a fair number of netbooks with Intel's new Atom N450 (Pine Trail) processor, it's easy to see that there is a lot of good competition. The ASUS Eee PC 1005PE lasts two hours longer on a charge than the $399 Toshiba mini NB305 and offers better speakers for $20 less. And the Acer Aspire One 532h offers comparable performance and endurance to the Toshiba for $50 less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Toshiba NB305 Mini-N410
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Toshiba NB305-105

Specifications

Toshiba NB305-105Notebook: Toshiba NB305-105
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 70.92% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

Toshiba's NB305, the big brand's new miniature marvel
Source: PC Authority English
It's a fine figure of a netbook: textured channels sweep across the matte white lid, and there's a shiny silver hinge gleaming at its edge. Open it up and you'll see a pinstriped white pattern surrounding the glossy display, contrasting nicely with the all-grey keyboard beneath. The new wedge design makes it noticeably more sleek and streamlined than its predecessor too.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: price: 83% performance: 33% features: 83% mobility: 83%
70% Toshiba NB305-105 review
Source: Techradar English
Toshiba's NB200 netbook stood out with its fantastic usability and sharp, vibrant screen and is now followed by the NB305-105, another worthy entry to the bustling netbook market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba NB305 review
Source: CNet English
The netbook  market is saturated, with nearly every laptop maker offering its own troupe of ultra-portable machines. Toshiba's 10.1-inch NB305 is one of the better examples. It's available now for around £320. The first thing to note about the NB305 is that it's sleeker than its predecessor, the NB200, thanks to a smaller motherboard and Intel's diminutive Atom N450 processor. The Toshiba NB305 is a thoroughly respectable machine. Its performance is fairly typical for a netbook, but it offers long battery life, a good keyboard, and a robust and attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Toshiba NB305
Source: ITP English
However, the Toshiba stands apart from other netbooks because of its stellar looks and overall finish. The NB305's contrasting mocha brown lid and silver/gray keyboard give it a premium look and in hand, the Toshiba just feels solidly built. There's minimal flex when you hold the machine from one of its edges, the LCD's hinges feel solid and offer decent resistance and both keyboard and trackpad are a pleasure to use. A great looking netbook but its performance won’t blow you away purely because it lacks sufficient RAM.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80%
80% Toshiba NB305 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Toshiba's latest isn't the cheapest netbook available, but it is one of the most stylish, apart from deluxe beauties like the Nokia Booklet 3G, and it's much cheaper than that. It's decently powered, with exceptional battery life and a very comfortable-to-use keyboard -an aspect sometimes undervalued in a netbook until you spend your first day's frantic typing on it. Little extras like the hard drive protection and easy webcam program make it that bit more enticing, if the great looks didn't have you at hello. Excellent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Design hat seinen Preis
Source: Mobile News German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Test: Toshiba NB 305 - Qualitative Schönheit?
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 80%
87% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 77% display: 84% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 96%
Taschenrechner
Source: iX Magazin - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: display: 50%
37% Toshiba NB305-105 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 37% price: 40% performance: 55% features: 43% display: 36% mobility: 37%
70% Toshiba NB305-105
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
73% Mobilitätsgarantie
Source: PC Magazin - 5/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80%
80% Toshiba NB305-105
Source: PC Self Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
65% Toshiba Mini NB305-105 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
65% Toshiba Mini NB305-105 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
65% Toshiba Mini NB305-105 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%

 

Toshiba NB305-106

Specifications

Toshiba NB305-106Notebook: Toshiba NB305-106
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% Netbook Review: Toshiba Mini NB305
Source: Hardware Central English

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%
80% Toshiba NB305-106 - 10.1in Netbook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
94% Die Ausdauerndsten
Source: SFT - 7/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94%
60% Toshiba NB305-106
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba NB305-N310

Specifications

Toshiba NB305-N310Notebook: Toshiba NB305-N310
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba mini NB305-N310
Source: PC World English
The Toshiba Mini NB305-N310 is the slightly lower-end version of Toshiba's Mini NB305-N410 netbook, but design differences and the NB305-N310's ability to run Windows XP make this Mini a better choice than the NB305-N410. The Toshiba Mini NB305-N310 is a professional-looking netbook with a comfortable keyboard and a huge touchpad, but it's not great for watching Web videos on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% features: 78%

 

Toshiba NB305-440

Specifications

Toshiba NB305-440Notebook: Toshiba NB305-440
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba NB305-440 Review 10" Atom N455 Netbook10
Source: Netbooknews.com English
The keyboard is where this netbook is a flat out winner, with its newer chiclet style keyboard which provides more space between each key to make it easier to type. This is the same keyboard style as the NB205 and Nb305-310 so its great to see they didn’t change it. They keyboard is very easy to type with and I was able to type at full speed in less than a couple minutes after adjusting from my desktop keyboard. The keyboard is sturdy and comfortable, and is sporting decent size shift keys. The touchpad is best in show on a netbook at 3.1 x 1.6 inches and the pad’s smooth finish makes it easy to navigate the desktop. The separate right and left mouse buttons are large with good feed back.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2010
Rating: ergonomy: 80%

 

Toshiba NB305-10K

Specifications

Toshiba NB305-10KNotebook: Toshiba NB305-10K
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 310 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

55% Обзор нетбука Toshiba NB305 - 10K
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 55% performance: 16% display: 39% mobility: 93% emissions: 41%
55% Обзор нетбука Toshiba NB305 - 10K
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 55% performance: 16% display: 63% mobility: 44% emissions: 41%

 

Toshiba NB305-N600

Specifications

Toshiba NB305-N600Notebook: Toshiba NB305-N600
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 NB305-N600 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Toshiba mini NB305-N600 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
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
60% Toshiba Mini NB305-N600
Source: PC World English
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%
70% Toshiba mini NB305-N600
Source: PC Mag English
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%

 

Comment

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.

Toshiba reviews


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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).

N450:

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.

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.

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.


10.1: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


72.7%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
Current Prices
Toshiba NB305-N600
Toshiba NB305-N600
Toshiba NB305-N600
Toshiba NB305-N600
Toshiba NB305-N600
Toshiba NB305-10K
Toshiba NB305-440
Toshiba NB305-440
Toshiba NB305-440
Toshiba NB305-N310
Toshiba NB305-N310
Toshiba NB305-N310
Toshiba NB305-106
Toshiba NB305-106
Toshiba NB305-106
Toshiba NB305-105
Toshiba NB305-105
Toshiba NB305-105
Toshiba NB305-N410
Toshiba NB305-N410
Toshiba NB305-N410
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba NB305 Series
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)