Kevin Tofel from jkOnTheRun picked up a Toshiba Mini NB205 the other day. While the netbook superficially has a lot in common with the MSI Wind U100 he’s been using for the last year, it has a few major differences. First, it has a much wider touchpad, but it also has a chiclet-style keyboard and a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU, which has a faster FSB speed than the 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor used in the Wind U100.

What does that mean in terms of performance? Kevin ran the same benchmarks on both systems and found that the Toshiba laptop scored about 7% better than the MSI Wind U100. And while both netbooks have 5400 RPM hard drives, the read/write speeds were faster on the Toshiba netbook.

He also found that when he adjusted the netbook to “long life” mode, which cranks down the power and increases the battery life, the benchmark performance was significantly lower.

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2 replies on “Toshiba Mini NB205 benchmarked”

  1. So the long battery life of the NB205 is attributable to throttling down the processor, as well as the large battery. Makes sense.

    Just as an aside, I wish reviewers would stop saying a particular computer has a four cell battery, while another has a six cell battery. What matters is the amp-hour rating of the battery, not how many cells it has.

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