Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba NB255-N250
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
Toshiba has put together a decent netbook at a decent price with the NB250. It's solidly built and completely unrevolutionary, like any netbook should be, but it's also evidence that this sector of the market is far from deceased. If, for some reason, you're convinced you need a tablet PC for light mobile working and web browsing, you need your head checked.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Netbooknews.com Archive.org version
Toshiba’s shorter battery life definitely takes some of the shine off of the mini NB255, though it is on par with the majority of other netbooks out there, which for the most part average around 7ish hours. The build quality of the unit is excellent, I’d feel confident throwing it around in my bag or letting my nieces and nephews play with it. The design and performance is at the top of the netbook curve and the keyboard could use a little bit more love. If price and durability are your two main concerns then the Toshiba NB255 is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90%
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
Ultimately, the cheap-feeling chassis and slightly awkward keyboard design limit the NB250's appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
As more and more netbook makers try to capture the interest of budget-conscious consumers with sub-$300 netbooks, there's a danger of making too many compromises, or doing so in the wrong areas. Toshiba's shorter battery life definitely takes some of the shine off of the mini NB255, though it excels in other areas. We like that the design and performance is at the top of the netbook curve. However, the ASUS Eee PC 1001P lasts over 2 hours longer on a charge and is just as aesthetically pleasing, all for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Provided you opt for the similarly priced six-cell NB250, it will serve you well-enough. However, with so many excellent netbooks to choose from, it does little to distinguish itself from the pack.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 50%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 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).
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.