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Unboxing the Toshiba NB205 (Mini)

Inspired by Kevin Tofel’s tales and other positive reviews, I decided to purchase a Toshiba NB205-N310 (aka. Toshiba Mini in brown)…

It’s an attractive and inexpensive 10″ netbook that’s well equipped with features like Bluetooth, a huge trackpad, and a fantastic battery life (8-10 hours).

Check out my unboxing pictures, including some side-by-side shots with my Toshiba Portégé 3110CT 10″ subnotebook from 1999!

It’s amazing how 10 years later, despite almost identical size and weight, the Toshiba NB205 offers 10x the performance for 1/10th of the price.

Perhaps there’s even some hacking potential hidden within :)

6 thoughts on “Unboxing the Toshiba NB205 (Mini) Leave a comment

  1. Nice. I’ve been very tempted by this one and will be very interested to see how you like it. I’ve spent a fair bit of time reading reviews and oogling it at Best Buy, but then I wound up scoring one of the free Dell 10v’s through Comcast’s current triple play promo; yay for moving.

  2. I’m a little disappointed that what I’ve read indicates this usage of the N280 isn’t using the GN40 graphics chip, which would have made me think about getting this. Of course, with a Vaio P and a new Dell Mini 9 for a Hackintosh project, the last thing I need is another little notebook.

  3. Nice choice for a netbook and good unboxing photos. I have an eee PC 900ha (atom + 160gb hard drive + 9in screen) and I’ve finally gotten used to the keyboard after having it for a couple of months. I have Windows 7 RC dual booting on it, which reminded me of your hackintoshed dell mini 9 (strangely enough). Does this new netbook mean that you’re not going to be using the mini anymore?

  4. I loved seeing your 3110 CT, it brought back fond memories of my first sub-note the Toshiba Dynabook 3010CT (1998); I got 10 years out of it before selling. I’ve been contemplating the NB205, Vaio W, or the P… I can’t decide.

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