The Toshiba Mini NB505 is a new budget laptop from Toshiba which starts at $299. The mini-laptop features a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive and runs Windows 7 Starter Edition.One of the only real distinguishing hardware features is support for SDXC flash cards as well as SD, SDHC, and MMC cards.
I got a chance to check out the netbook at CES last week, and while it doesn’t really stand out from the crowd in the specs department, it’s a nice looking little laptop with several colorful lid options including blue, brown, orange, turquoise, and green. It also has a decent keyboard — although it’s not the chiclet-style keyboard Toshiba uses for its higher priced netbooks.
The netbook weighs about 2.9 pounds and measures 10.3″ x 7.5″ x 1.4″ and feels reasonably light for a netbook with a 6 cell battery.
The Toshiba Mini NB505 is available from Amazon.com for $299.99.