There are a lot of notebooks out there to choose from, to say the least. How does one decide? One must look at what a machine can do. Does it fit your needs easily? Will it allow you to do the work that you need to do? Does it allow for extra feature that you may well indeed use someday? Does it offer speed? Comfort? Is the size comparable for what you have in mind? Let’s look at the Toshiba mini notebook NB305-N410BL to see all about this machine.
Not long ago, most notebooks used to run Windows XP and they would also have N270 processors. Now, the trend is toward having notebooks with Windows 7 Starter and N450 processors, which is what the Toshiba mini notebook NB305-N410BL has. It has 1GB of RAM/ 160 GB hard drive.
The Toshiba Mini NB305-N410 has all of the standard features that one would expect in a notebook. If you are not in need of all of the “bells and whistles” this may be the notebook for you. It is very well priced at a cost of $399.00. That puts is only slightly higher than complete budget models but still makes it affordable for many. The Toshiba mini notebook NB305-N410BL has great battery life, something that is very important to just about any notebook user. This is in thanks to the new N450 Atom processor. And one of the great elements of this notebook is that despite the excellent extended battery life, there is no battery bulk. Also, another element that puts this notebook above others is the stereo speakers which is a big step up from its predecessor.
So, let’s look at the main features. The processor is a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N450 and it has 1GB, 800 MHz DDR2 of memory. The hard drive is 250 GB, 5.400 rpm and the chipset is NM10. The graphics are Intel GMA 3150 and the operating system is the Windows 7 Starter.
Wondering about size? This notebook is 10.5 by 7.6 inches wide by deep and it has a height of just 1.4 inches. The screen size is very decent at 10.1 inches. The weight is just 2.9 pounds and that goes up slightly to 3.5 with the AC adapter thrown in.
The Toshiba mini notebook NB305-N410BL has a great design of a classy silver plastic finish or a sable brown with a bronzed, semi-shiny lid. This allows the notebook to look professional. Remember that battery bulk that we talked about? It used to bulge out of the back of the notebook, but this improved version has it nicely tucked under the chassis of the machine making it barely noticeable at all. The body of this notebook is clean and classy. The keyboard is tapered with large keys and the buttons are well placed. It also has an integrated web cam, a plus to many users. The LED lights are below the keyboard and let you know your WiFi status and battery life, among other things. The 10.1 screen has LED backlighting, of course and offers 1024 by 600 pixel resolution.