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The Toshiba Mini NB505 is budget minded netbook equipped with basic features.

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WiFi is great, finds the signal right away and runs really fast

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machine feels solid, nothing flexes or creaks

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keyboard is laid out to support larger hands, pretty comfortable

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doesn't weigh much, don't even notice the weight of it in your briefcase

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enough storage for most people's needs

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Office 2010 works perfectly, launches fast and no lag

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reinstalling another OS results in a fair amount of instability - difficult to tweak without crashing it

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running too much processor-intensive software will crash it

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The Toshiba Mini NB505 is budget minded netbook equipped with basic features. It replaces the NB500 as Toshiba's cheapest netbook. Hardware components includes an Intel Atom N455 (single core), 1GB of ram, and a 250GB hard drive. The NB505 is advertised to be an environmentally friendly notebook with both Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold certifications. Even though it is a netbook aimed at buyers with the lowest of budgets; the NB505 manages to offer a solid set of features including a webcam, a full size keyboard and a battery that lasts up to 8 hours. The "EasyGrip" finish is a nice though to the exterior; it rubberised finishing designed to improve grip and it comes in 5 different colours.

Features / Specifications
  • Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • 10.1'' LED backlit display (1024x600)
  • Intel Atom N455 processor
  • 1GB DDR2 memory
  • 250GB hard drive (5400rpm)
  • Intel GMA 3150 integrated graphics
  • 3x USB2.0, VGA out, multimedia card reader
  • Built-in webcam and microphone
  • Wireless b/g/n, 10/100 Ethernet
  • 6 cell battery (up to 8.35hrs)
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