OK, so this is my first blog post written on a Toshiba NB100 netbook
Firstly the specs:
Toshiba NB100 Netbook
1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
8.9″ WSVGA 1,024×600 screen
120GB 5,400RPM SATA hard drive
Three USB ports
SD card reader
Front Headphone and microphone jacks
VGA out (on rear)
Claimed battery life of just under four hours
My main aim was to find one of the smallest netooks I could and I compared about eight on display in two stores. While a couple had much more usable keyboards with full size keys, this made the machine wider. I also wanted to avoid screens with large surrounds and lower resolutions.
I think this was a good compromise on specification and size and price. It can currently be picked up in store at Staples for £272 and although not advertised in store, Toshiba are offering £30 cash-back on this machine if purchased in January 09 – making it come in at £242 inclusive.
I’ve installed Google Chrome and it runs like lightning. Although it runs full Windows XP, I don’t think I’ll be installing too much extra apart from the flickr uploader and tweetdeck! It’s nice to think I could run movies from the hard drive or SD card with the power it packs and the screen really is bright and very crisp.
So far I’m really happy with my choice (it took a while to decide!) and will post an update after more usage.