Pros

  • Great oversized touchpad with good keys
  • Amazing battery life

Cons

  • Screen picks up a little glare

At A Glance

Toshiba's NB205 is a great value, packed with a collection of fantastic features and a marathon-ready battery life.

Manufacturer’s Description

The NB205-N312/BL Netbook companion PC is perfect for on-the-go fun and convenience. At less than three pounds, this lightweight mini notebook is super-practical and can be carried around virtually anywhere. It also has the extended battery life to power your busy day so you can surf the Web, enjoy light gaming, chat with your friends and family or listen to music.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PLL20U-00Q01D
Processor
Processor type Intel Atom N280
Processor speed 1660.0 MHz
Display
Display size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 600
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel 945 Express chipset
Storage
Drive size 160.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 883974233076
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots SD Card
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 10.4 inches
Depth 8.4 inches
Height 1.2 inches
Weight 3.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software
  • Microsoft: Works 9, Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Reader, Google Toolbar
  • Toshiba Utilities
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 36.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 9:53:30 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 750.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 605.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 591.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1227.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 994.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 741.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 660.0   seconds (lower is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 1084.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0