Highlights for Toshiba Mini NB505-N508BL 10.1" LED Netbook - Atom N455 1.66 GHz - Blue
Standard Memory:1 GB
Hard Drive Capacity:250 GB
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Display & Graphics
Aspect Ratio: 128:75
Battery Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Mini NB505-N508BL Netbook
Lithium Ion Battery
Toshiba Software and Utilities:
TOSHIBA App Place
TOSHIBA Bulletin Board
TOSHIBA Disc Creator
TOSHIBA eco Utility
TOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert
TOSHIBA HW Setup Utility
TOSHIBA Media Controller
TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator
TOSHIBA Service Station
TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility
TOSHIBA Value Added Package
TOSHIBA Web Camera Application
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It's not a desktop, certainly ... and it's not a full-bore notebook or laptop, either. But then, it doesn't pretend to be either of those things. What it IS is a very...Read complete review
It's not a desktop, certainly ... and it's not a full-bore notebook or laptop, either. But then, it doesn't pretend to be either of those things. What it IS is a very compact, reasonably powerful writing, editing, and communications platform that is so portable that it's hard to not have it around. One of the best parts (to me) is the ergo factor --- I can type on this almost as fast as I can go on a full-size board. The keys are crisp, springy, and tactile, and are real fingertip size --- not some little buttons that seem to be on top of each other. Tons of FuNctions, easily accessed, and THREE USB ports (my wife's A-Ware lap only has one ...). A completely non-snag SD slot right under the mouse buttons --- perfect for ReadyBoost and immediate backup, without poleaxing on a flash drive. And more TouchPad options than you'll probably need. The monitor may lack a little snap, but it's not designed for photo-editing. I would recommend that 2GB be offered right out of the box --- you'll probably upgrade immediately, anyway. Windows7 Starter easily loaded my legacy apps (some from more than ten years ago), and FinalDraft8. The included Word Starter is absolutely usable for your next novel, too. Fast recharge: I can write for three hours, plug in for lunch, and be back on the patio and be typing again at 100%. SmartPhones may be good for spectator pc sports (google, mini-apps, etc.), but if you need to generate or edit a lot of text and communicate with complete facility, this is a pretty neat toolbox. (Two other people who have seen and tried it are getting them ...)
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Decent for what you need
I bought this machine for size, battery life and storage size - I got exactly what I thought I would. This is not for someone who needs a main computer! But as a second...Read complete review
I bought this machine for size, battery life and storage size - I got exactly what I thought I would. This is not for someone who needs a main computer! But as a second machine for my travel needs (even if it's just from one room to the next) it is a nice alternative to a large, bulky laptop. The size is perfect for running around, small enough to fit in a large purse, etc and light enough to take to the store when I'm out and about if necessary. Processing speed is slow and cumbersom for things as simple as Facebook games. However, with the right word processing tools I can finish my online schoolwork without any problems. Not crazy about this Windows 7 business and removed the Windows office 1st chance I got to load the more usable Windows Office 2003 so now it's fit my limited needs very well.
Very solid computer, took it on a motorcycle trip from NJ to Alaska 1 month 11,000 miles on a pannier not even a single problem. Worked every day thru wi-fi, handled hundred of pics and video clips. But I will upgrade ram to 2 G.
This 505 was a birthday gift in Oct. from my husband and I haven't put it down since! It does everything I need it to do except play discs. It fits in my tote or a backpack. I've even dropped it a couple of times but nothing seems to stop it - thank heavens! Wifi is great at hotspots or at home. I mainly wanted it to download and read books but saw no reason to purchase a book reader. This does the books and so much more for roughly the same price. Also, I don't have to hold it to read and can prop it easily to read in bed. I love how easy it is to adjust brightness, FN My husband had a full size Lenova laptop which is cumbersome and heavy. The battery life on his is horrible and he had to replace the battery after a year. Even he is really impressed with the battery life on my 505. My friend bought herself a laptop but when she saw my netbook, she wished she had purchased it instead. Although she also feels the lack of a disc player is problem. The little plastic feet have lost the piece that keeps it from sliding on my lapdesk. We have glued them back in several times and that is the ONLY problem I've ever had.
I've had my NB505 for about a year now and I remain very pleased with it. I'm impressed by the long battery life, keyboard, bright display, relatively light weight, surface texture, and appearance. Startup and shutdown are fast, even with Windows 7 Starter. Wi-Fi is solid. I've added an inexpensive blue-tooth dongle for connection to my smartphone. Although the screen is bright and clear, it is also the most reflective screen I've ever seen. Under bright office lighting or outdoors, the screen is mirror-like, making it somewhat difficult to view.
My Toshiba NB 505 is the center of my office. It's light enough to take anywhere in my backpack, or even just a bag, and has enough oomph to stream videos, download whatever and work on your office documents. If I had a complaint, it would be that I can upgrade to just 2 gigs of ram. Still, for a netbook, I would be hard pressed to ask for more performance for the price. I hope that Toshiba will still continue to produce netbooks or something similarly portable in the future because they're the best deal on the market. I've had my NB505 for over a year and have never regretted my purchase for a minute.
I got the netbook from a raffle draw, and the name is not new to me... I can't help myself but to explore it, and i was surprised that it is a lot different from any other laptops, the features, the way it is made, etc... amazing!
This is the second Toshiba netbook I've owned. (Sadly, the first was was fried when I spilled coffee on it.) I owned the first one for two years and this one for a little over a month. The keyboard is responsive and comfortable. The soft, rubbery cover provides a good grip.
I'm really enjoying this little laptop - the speed is really good and it's a lot of fun. The keyboard is pretty small and I have a hard time with typing, and I'm a secretary by trade. But it's okay and I can deal with it. Also, I love that it has Skype, but I don't know anyone else to talk to - - oh, well. Glad I purchased it!