About a month ago, I received a Toshiba NB 205 Netbook, after a good amount of use I believe I have enough knowledge to review it.
There are a few major components of a Netbook:
With Windows 7 Starter, the OS is fast, and the Toshiba runs very smoothly with few hiccups. Good startup time for the PC and the programs, and amazing shutdown speed.
The keyboard is 95% the size of a normal fullsize qwerty, but it is hard to tell the difference. This is especially true due to the space left between the keys and the fact that they are raised, so it is easier to feel separation. As one with fairly large hands, I can safely say I have an easier time typing on this computer than I do on any size MAC. (Can Apple please utilize more space for their keyboard? Honestly)
Maybe the most important thing when it comes to netbooks is portability, and the most important part of portability is by far battery life. Well, have no worries, Toshiba knows what netbook customers need, and the NB 205 offers 9 hours of battery life. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “Is it really 9 hours, or is that just what is advertised?” I’m here to tell you there is still truth in advertising at least somewhere, and by the time my battery gets to 10%, it has been about 8 1/2 hours, I’d say that’s pretty good when I’m running internet through wifi the majority of the time.
The Toshiba NB 205 may be your best bet for a netbook right now. With great portability, a 10.1″ screen, the best keyboard available, and one of the best battery lifes out there, if you’re in the market for a netbook, this one has my recommendation.