Toshiba NB520-108


Toshiba NB520-108Notebook: Toshiba NB520-108 (NB520 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.278kg
Price: 349 euro
Average Score: 78.55% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 51%, features: 57%, display: 57% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Toshiba NB520-108

84% Review Toshiba NB520-108 Netbook | Notebookcheck
Sound miracle. As a counterpart to its AMD Fusion NB550D sister-model, the NB520 charges ahead with a dual-core Atom N550. First-class subwoofer-sound remains on board. Can it manage to muster eight hour runtimes and tackle Intel GMA HD videos? Find out in this review.
70% Toshiba NB520-108 review
Source: Techradar English
The NB520-108 is a great little netbook, with a truly impressive battery life and surprisingly powerful speakers. The only quirk we found was the temperamental space bar.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba - NB520 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Toshiba NB520 is a standard netbook on the inside, except for a superb pair of speakers. On the outside a lovely keyboard makes for good user ergonomics and the colour scheme simply looks attractive. In a sea full of similar products, Toshiba has found good ways to make the NB520 stand out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba NB520 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Toshiba's NB520 might sport the same basic internals, screen and connectivity as most budget netbooks, but its rugged, stylish design, comfortable ergonomics and excellent battery life - combined with speakers that put many laptops to shame – mean there's still plenty to like. If you can live with its limitations, it's one of the most attractive netbooks around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
80% Toshiba NB520: Sounds Great and Performs Well
Source: English
The Toshiba NB520 is priced at Rs. 21,490 which is just about right for its performance and features. The speakers sound great and the performance is a lot better thanks to the extra RAM and let’s not forget the sleep utility feature that helps save power. The keyboard and the bezel are not the best but after some getting used to, you won’t really have a problem with this netbook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba NB500, NB520 and NB550D Netbook Preview
Source: Trusted Reviews English
While Toshiba's NB500-series is stylish across the board and the speakers on the higher-end models are certainly impressive, we can't help but think the NB550D's C50 CPU is poorly complemented by a sub-HD Ready screen and only 1GB of RAM (we hope a higher-specced model will be brought out soon). However, if its price remains below £300 it's likely to be a very strong contender, especially considering its premium feel and impressive battery life claims.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2011

Foreign Reviews

92% Netbooks im Aufwind?
Source: SFT - 9/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
79% Toshiba NB520-108 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 64% features: 77% display: 77% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 81%
70% Toshiba NB520-108
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
85% Test Toshiba NB520-108 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 40% display: 68% mobility: 94% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 89%
80% Recensione Toshiba NB520
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Test : Toshiba NB520 Harman Kardon
Source: Blogeee French FR→EN
Leistung, Akkulaufzeit und Klangqualität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2011
64% Обзор "мобильного звукового агрегата" Toshiba Mini NB520
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 21% display: 42% mobility: 96% emissions: 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.

» 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).

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.

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.

1.278 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.

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

78.55%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really 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
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)