Toshiba unwraps rubber-clad dual-core netbook
Not for Xmas
Toshiba is the latest laptop maker to pitch a netbook based on Intel's dual-core Atom, the 1.5GHz N550.
The NB520 adds a pair of integrated Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio to the basic netbook spec, to whit Windows 7 Stater; 10in, 1024 x 600 screen; 1GB of DDR 3 memory; 500GB 5400rpm hard drive; 10/100Mb/s Ethernet; and a trio of USB ports.
The Toshiba has 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi and while it ships with Bluetooth 2.1, this will be shortly upgraded to Bluetooth 3.0 by way of a software update, the manufacturer said.
The NB520 will be accompanied by the NB500, a more basic model with a single-core, 1.6GHz N455 CPU, 1GB of DDR 2 and none of the audio extras of the NB520.
The NB500 offers up to eight hours of battery life, Toshiba claimed, while the NB520 can manage ten, both using a six-cell battery.
There's no word on pricing, but the two netbooks will be out at the end of January 2011. The two come with what Toshiba described as "the same blue, brown or green rubber-textured exterior, as well as a sleek resin black finish". ®
Pray tell does it have a matt screen too? I can't stand the shinyshiny trend.
Gimp mask extra?
same old same old
Netbooks are way too samey, the dual core one is nice, but pretty much the same spec as every other dual core netbook
and the single core version will offer nothing more than a cheap bottom of the range 10" netbook for £200
they need to start wowing us with what is possible , lets see faster processing, more ram as standard please too, I mean 2GB minimum really.
Bigger storage and possibly better graphics, plenty of exciting stuff out there and on the way.
Mmmmmmmm, brown-coloured gadgets...... </homersimpson>
Still no GigE?! Why isn't this standard by now?!
They give you 11n wireless and yet don't spend a dollar more on GigE?!