Toshiba Ships 10.1" NB205 Netbook In USA

Another month, another entrant in the rapidly expanding netbook arena. Believe it or not, the Mini NB205 is actually Toshiba's first-ever netbook to ship to America, and while the company has been shipping miniature notebooks overseas for awhile, it evidently felt the time right to jump on it here in the USA. The Mini NB205 is said to be a "companion PC," but it brings along a full-size keyboard, large touchpad and a battery that can last for nine hours.

As with many other netbooks, this one also features a 10.1" LCD-backlit display, Windows XP and a hard drive impact sensor that guards data from becoming corrupted. Outside of that, Toshiba offers two special configurations. The NB205-N310 includes a stylish textured finish, an accenting chrome hinge and will be available in four metallic color finishes – Sable Brown, Frost White, Indigo Blue and Posh Pink. The NB205-N210 features a Fusion Finish in Black Onyx cover and a sleek, flat keyboard with Black Matte finish.

Both machines will be available later this month for $399 and $349 in order of mention.

Features available on the Toshiba mini NB205 include:

  • 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite™ backlit LED display (WSVGA)
  • Windows® XP Home operating system
  • Intel Atom N280 processor2 (1.66GHz)
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM3, upgradeable to 2GB
  • Spacious storage with a 160GB HDD4
  • 802.11b/g wireless5 and 10/100 Ethernet
  • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR (only available in mini NB205-N310)
  • TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor
  • Lightweight and very portable at only 2.9 lbs.
  • Long-life 6-cell battery delivering up to 9 hours of productivity1
  • One USB port with Sleep-and-Charge and two USB 2.0 ports
  • Built-in Webcam, speaker and microphone
  • Toshiba PC Health Monitor
  • RGB port for connecting to external displays
  • Memory Card Reader Slot
  • Security Lock Slot
  • One-year international limited warranty and award-winning Toshiba service and support