APC Magazine has posted the first detailed Toshiba NB100 netbook review I’ve seen. And there doesn’t really seem to be much to set this netbook apart from the crowd. Instead, it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect based on the specs: A decent performer but nothing special to look at.
The reviewers weren’t impressed with the case design. Personally I find it somewhat attractive. But I’m not a big fan of sticking the status LEDs under the touchpad. The keyboard suffers from the tiny shift key stuck off to the right of the Pg Up button that plagues many netbooks with cramped keyboards.
On the other hand, there’s a RAM access panel on the bottom of the unit which makes RAM upgrades a snap. And the Toshiba NB100 is one of the few netbooks I’ve seen that actually has a few ports on the back of the unit instead of the sides.
The NB100 gets about 2.5 hours of battery life out of its 4 cell, 29Whr battery, which is about standard for a netbook with a standard battery. I’m not sure if Toshiba will offer an extended battery option, but if history teaches us anything, it’s that third party battery makers will soon be releasing super high capacity batteries. I’m betting you’ll be able to pick one up on eBay within the next month or two.
via Eee PC News