Toshiba mini NB205
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba mini NB205
Source: Mobile Computer
Since netbook components are pretty much standard across all models, manufacturers don’t have much wiggle room when it comes to boosting battery life and a big bunch of cells is really the only option. That’s certainly the approach taken by Toshiba for the NB200 and its bountiful 63Wh battery pack gives bags of mains-free use. Though other colours cost a little more, it’s hard to beat £266 for the basic black Toshiba NB-200.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Maximum PC
With a lap weight of two pounds, 15 ounces, the NB205 is firmly in the middle of the netbook weight class. Its price, battery life, aesthetics, and performance put it near the top of the current generation, and we appreciate perks like Sleep-and-Charge. It’s one of the best netbooks on the market today. But TORX screws on the hard drive compartment? Toshiba, you were so close.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Comp Reviews
Toshiba's NB205 netbooks provide some of the best battery life in the market which is great for those looking to run it all day long. It also features a sizable and very useful trackpad in a market segment that has many poorly designed models. These aspects are tempered though by some excessively long boot times due to a large amount of preloaded applications. The NB205-N210 also doesn't feature the isolated keyboard as the more premium NB205-N300 series models. It is still decent but not quite as nice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
Being late to the game has its advantages; you learn from other companies’ experiences and make yours better. Toshiba did a good job at that with its first Netbook. The Toshiba mini NB205 has good processing power for a Netbook thanks to the N280 processor, solid Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a good software bundle and ample ports including a Sleep and Charge USB port. But it’s the Toshiba mini NB205’s design that screams for attention, especially the white one (the Frost White casing is the best selling mini NB205 so far). We love the keyboard and the touchpad, the long battery life and the capable video playback. The downward-firing speaker is a mistake and while the Toshiba does a good job with Hulu and YouTube video playback, that old integrated GMA950 still isn’t up to more than casual gaming. At $399, the Toshiba is competitive with a 1.66GHz processor and a 160GB hard drive, but 1GB RAM is on the low side.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
But considering all the features packed into the N310--and how well it performs in a pinch--this is an easy-to-recommend netbook that's perfect whether you are a budget-minded businessman or you just need a flexible minimachine for a long day of note-taking. If this netbook ponied up a little more horsepower (a discrete GPU wouldn't hurt), I'd probably use this as my go-to gadget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 79% features: 79%
Source: Computer Shopper
Hang back, plan carefully, and do it right the first time. That seems to be the idea at Toshiba, which has finally entered the netbook market with the $399.99 Mini NB205. Its debut effort is solid but lacks the kind of breakthrough features that make tech writers get up and cheer (and make a netbook stand out in a competitive field). The Toshiba Mini NB205 isn't a stellar netbook, but its design, price, and overall solid features should appeal to many looking for a dependable choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 74%
Toshiba is more than a little late to the Netbook party, and its inaugural effort (at least aimed at U.S. consumers) is the slick-looking Toshiba Mini NB205, but an awkward six-cell battery and some of the worst audio we've heard on a Netbook may not justify the now-premium $399 price. Toshiba finally enters the Netbook market with the Mini NB205. It's got an upscale, distinctive look and a good keyboard/touch pad combo, but also weak audio and a big, bulky battery.
76, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 60, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Mag
For a company like Toshiba, the benefit of waiting and watching as it takes in all the buzz being generated in a market like netbooks is that it gets to glean from all the rants about these devices ways to improve upon its own product. Toshiba figured out that a small keyboard isn't going to cut it, small batteries are a thing of the past, and design is the ultimate differentiator. Despite all the lookalikes, Toshiba found a way to outdo its rivals in the netbook category with the fantastic and environmentally friendly NB205.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
Toshiba’s entry into the U.S. netbook market soars past the competition with a stunning design, stellar keyboard, and the longest battery life of any netbook to date.
In creating its first netbook for the U.S., Toshiba has learned from the mistakes and successes of its rivals, and one-upped them all. Its mini NB205 has everything we’d recommend in a netbook: an attractive chassis, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, and more than eight hours of battery life for an affordable price. While Samsung’s N110 and ASUS’ Eee PC 1000HE continue to be good choices, Toshiba’s $399 mini NB205 provides an all-around solid package, and longer endurance than the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Actual ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
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).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors. Compared to the N270, the N280 is only minimally higher clocked and offers a higher FSB.
» 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.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
85.2%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.