Toshiba NB520 Series

Toshiba NB520-11PProcessor: Intel Atom N2600, Intel Atom N550, Intel Atom N570
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.278kg, 1.3kg
Price: 300, 349, 350, 400 euro
Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 58%, features: 66%, display: 60%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 83%

 

Toshiba NB520-108

Specifications

Toshiba NB520-108Notebook: Toshiba NB520-108
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.278kg
Price: 349 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

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: Tech2.in.com 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
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%

 

Toshiba NB520-10H

Specifications

Toshiba NB520-10HNotebook: Toshiba NB520-10H
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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

 

60% Le netbook Toshiba NB520 mise sur le son et l'autonomie
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba NB520-10U

Specifications

Toshiba NB520-10UNotebook: Toshiba NB520-10U
Processor: Intel Atom N570
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 NB520-10U (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba NB520-10U review
Source: Techradar English
An attractive netbook with ace sound and great battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba NB520-10P

Specifications

Toshiba NB520-10PNotebook: Toshiba NB520-10P
Processor: Intel Atom N570
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 NB520-10P (Model)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Toshiba NB520-10P review
Source: PC Pro English
With strong performance, a rugged feel and a generally good keyboard, the T oshiba NB520-10P is a great choice for schools. Although slightly more expensive than its rivals, it feels built to last and doesn’t come with too many compromises.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%

 

Toshiba NB520-11P

Specifications

Toshiba NB520-11PNotebook: Toshiba NB520-11P
Processor: Intel Atom N2600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 NB520-11P (Model)

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

78% Toshiba NB520-11P im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 61% features: 85% display: 73% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 86%

 

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.

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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).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650: Integrated processor graphics card (e.g. in the Atom N2800) without dedicated memory. Most likely based on a PowerVR design similar to the GMA 500 but with higher clock rates.

» 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.

N570: Dual core Atom processor with a slightly higher clock rate than the Atom N550 and therefore still slower than the CULV processors.

N2600: Dual core Atom CPU with an integrated SGX545 PowerVR graphics card and a video decoder.


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.

1.3 kg:


77.67%: 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

» Acer Iconia W511P
Atom Z2760, 0.6 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 3
Atom Z2760, 1.046 kg
» Acer Iconia W510
Atom Z2760, 1.266 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY041S
Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB510-10D
Atom N2600, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY0235
Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB510-119
Atom N2600, 1.4 kg
» Medion Akoya E1230 (MD98722)
Atom N2600, 1.1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-WHI050S
Atom N2800, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R052C-WHI002S
Atom N2800, 1.25 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY021S
Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 210-4122EF
Atom N2800, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025CE
Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-MU17-BK
Atom N2600, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U180
Atom N2800, 1.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Envy x2 11t-g000
Atom Z2760, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» MSI Wind U180-003PL
Atom N2600, 10.0", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1225C
Atom N2800, 11.6", 1.5 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Toshiba Encore 2 10.1 inch
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G, 10.1", 0.63 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C55-A5140
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2820, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4600M, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G
Radeon HD 8550M, A-Series A10-5745M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A X0432
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-07-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)