Toshiba NB505-N508BL Netbook Reviews

Toshiba NB505-N508BL is the new ultra slim netbook from Toshiba, which is of just 1.4 inches thin – one of the thinnest netbook available in the market. It weighs less than 3 pounds and so can be carried in a purse/backpack or a bag, making it perfect for those who expect on-the-go computing. Toshiba NB505-N508BL sports a 10.1 inch screen that contains WSVGA TruBrite LED Backlit display. It also comes with an innovative rubberized Easygrip finish, for easy grab. It runs on Windows 7 starter kit powered by 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, which enables it to stay connected and surf online while mobile.

Toshiba NB505-N508BL possesses 1GB DDR2 RAM, 250 GB hard disk, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 with 250MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory and other advanced features like memory card reader for faster file transfers, touch pad with multi-touch control to enjoy the swipe, rotate or scrolling abilities on the display screen. Another special feature of Toshiba NB505-N508BL is that, the 250 GB hard disk is protected using 3D impact sensor, integrated in the netbook, which detects vibration, shocks and freefalls.

Toshiba NB505-N508BL provides up to 8.5 hours of working experience with the help 6 cell Li-Ion batteries. The connectivity option of Toshiba NB505-N508BL includes Wi-Fi LAN, fast Ethernet LAN (10/100), 3-USB ports & headphone/microphone jacks. This faster internet connectivity and longer toshiba laptop battery life enables it to be the ideal option for the businessmen and people who intends to socialize when they are on the run. It also contains built-in webcam, microphone and monaural speakers, which acts as a boon to the businessmen who intends to stay connected with their clients wherever they are.

Also, Toshiba NB505-N508BL comes with Toshiba Eco Utility, which helps the users to optimize their power consumption when they are mobile and hence helping the users “Go Green”. There are other Toshiba software included like Toshiba Reeltime – which makes your search easier, Toshiba Bulletin board – helps users to build personalized space on the desktop and Toshiba Media controller – that simplifies media sharing.

Toshiba NB505-N508BL costs around $270 which seems to be affordable. Though it is not for techies or gamers, it is optimal for users who want to stay connected to the world all the time.


Provides longer battery life and also the battery recharge is quick.
Very light and easily portable.
Offers better performance, with the 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, compared to other netbook available in the market.
Comfortable keyboard in addition with touch pad with multi-control.
Comes with minimal software preinstalled (often optional in other netbooks).
No upgrade is necessary, except that RAM can be upgraded to 2 GB for better performance.


Built-in speakers are not sufficient, so users need to connect external speakers for better sound experience.
Bluetooth, Modem ports are not available.
CD drive should be added externally.
Despite few cons, the Toshiba NB505-N508BL seems to worth the money, as it offers better performance and comfort, compared to the other similar configured netbooks available in the market.

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