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Toshiba mini NB205

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1300 reviews of Toshiba mini NB205. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and battery are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba mini NB205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1007 user reviews of Toshiba mini NB205 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity. The sound and reliability get mixed views.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Mini NB205-N310/BN 10.1-Inch Sable Brown Netbook - 9 Hour Battery LifeToshiba Mini NB205-N310/BN 10.1-Inch Sable Brown Netbook - 9 Hour Battery Life

May, 2018

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (

Toshiba NB205


Toshiba waited a long time to enter the netbook market, but as the NB205 proves, taking some time to learn from your competitors can be a good thing. The NB205 offers everything we expect from a netbook, as well as some unexpected bonus features, and...

Excellent battery life; good looks; good performance; competitive price; Sleep-and-Charge USB

Totally unnecessary use of TORX screws; slightly odd keyboard

With a lap weight of two pounds, 15 ounces, the NB205 is firmly in the middle of the netbook weight class. Its price, battery life, aesthetics, and performance put it near the top of the current generation, and we appreciate perks like...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Mini NB205 review


Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Holiday Roundup , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Large touch pad, great battery life.

Bulky battery sticks out awkwardly; wimpy audio.

Toshiba's basic Netbook doesn't break any new ground, but offers better battery life and a faster CPU than many in the same price range.

Dec, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Toshiba mini NB205-N330BL


The best designed netbook gets a bigger hard drive and Windows 7 while still lasting all day on a charge.

Slick design ; Roomy, comfortable keyboard ; Relatively large hard drive with 3D accelerometer ; Nearly 9 hours of battery life ; Sleep and Charge USB port

Windows 7 Starter limitations ; Mediocre speakers

The Toshiba mini NB205 has the standard set of ports we’ve come to expect from netbooks: two USB 2.0 ports and a lock slot adorn the right side; a VGA, headphone, mic, Ethernet, and third USB 2.0 port are mounted on the left. That third USB port is...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba mini NB205-N210


The Toshiba mini NB205-N210 takes care of all the netbook necessities and places its focus primarily on price.

Price is very aggressive. Big touchpad and mouse buttons. Very good battery life. USB port has its Sleep-N-Charge technology. Comfortable-enough keyboard.

Control, Alt, and Fn keys are very tiny. Battery sticks out awkwardly.

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Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Toshiba mini NB205 Review


Build quality was less than impressive despite the attractive exterior of the NB205. The thin plastics used in the construction of the chassis are prone to flex and the plastics make annoying "creaking" noises if you squeeze the netbook between your...

Easy access for upgrades ; Large touchpad ; Good battery life

Weak plastic construction ; Severe keyboard flex ; Unimpressive speakers

Still, despite these nice features, it's hard to overlook the flex and sound of weak plastics, the extremely flexible keyboard, and the weak speakers. Most netbooks have surprisingly firm keyboards, so we're more than a little disappointed that the...

Jul, 2009

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Toshiba mini NB205 (NB205-N210)


Editors' Note : Portions of this review were taken from our earlier review of the Toshiba mini NB205-310. Toshiba's mini NB205-N310 netbook struck a chord with its snazzy design, comfortable island keyboard, and stellar battery life, but realizing that...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Brian X. Chen (

Review: Toshiba Mini NB205 Netbook


Toshiba is late to the netbook game, and with its 10.1-inch Mini NB205, the company overcompensates and complicates things a bit too much. But it...

Epically long battery provides hours of entertainment. Surprisingly lightweight (2.9 pounds) despite bodacious battery. Roomy trackpad accommodates normal hands. Hard-drive impact sensor safeguards data from everyday bump and grind

Awkward keyboard makes you feel like a n00b typist. Lame screen hinge detracts from the netbook’s otherwise good looks. Setup puts you through an irritating game of 20 questions

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Toshiba NB205-310


Toshiba may be new to netbooks, but the company is no stranger to small. Toshiba's NB205-N310 ($400) jumps into the market and claims a top spot in our rankings. This primo portable not only delivers where it counts with the longest battery life to...

Great oversized touchpad with good keys ; Amazing battery life

Screen picks up a little glare

But considering all the features packed into the N310--and how well it performs in a pinch--this is an easy-to-recommend netbook that's perfect whether you are a budget-minded businessman or you just need a flexible minimachine for a long day of...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Toshiba NB205-310 Laptop Review


Great oversized touchpad with good keys ; Amazing battery life

Screen picks up a little glare

Toshiba's NB205 is a great value, packed with a collection of fantastic features and a marathon-ready battery life.

Jul, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Toshiba mini NB205


Despite all the lookalikes, Toshiba found a way to outdo its rivals in the netbook category with the fantastic and environmentally friendly NB205.

Full-size keyboard. Outstanding touchpad and mouse buttons. Well designed. Big battery with impressively long life. Sleep-and-Charge USB ports. Reasonably priced. Earned our GreenTech Approved award

Battery sticks out a bit ; Watch our Toshiba mini NB205 video review

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

The mini NB200 companion PC is perfect for on-the-go fun and convenience. Thin and light at less than 3 pounds and under an inch thick, this netbook fits easily in most carry bags. Yet its comfort-driven design gives you plenty of room to type and browse. And it also delivers extended battery life up to nine hours to power your busy day - surfing the Web, enjoying a casual game or two, chatting with friends and family, or enjoying music and photos. These Toshiba netbooks combine a full-size keyboard, a touchpad and a comfort-driven display, to bring you easier, faster, and more reliable computing. Simplify networking and Web browsing, and experience new, exciting ways to enjoy photos, music and social media. This companion PC offers a great way to enjoy the people, places and media that enrich your mobile life, thanks to an excellent connectivity suite - built-in Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, a Webcam, 3 USB ports, even Bluetooth and 3G Mobile Broadband on select models. That makes it extra easy to surf the Net, e-mail and IM, plus connect with social networks while on the move. It offers plenty of convenient features like USB Sleep-and-Charge ports that power your gadgets even when the PC is off, a Hard Drive Impact Sensor to help safeguard your data from sudden movement or drops, so you won't have to worry when taking it on the road. Like all Toshiba models, the mini NB200 is built using eco-conscious practices, materials and packaging. It has also earned coveted EPEAT Gold status, the highest environmental ranking for a portable PC. Plus, it features an LED backlit display that is both mercury-free and energy-efficient. So wherever you go with this award-winning traveler, you'll get there greener.


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:5800
Battery life (max):9 / 9.08
Battery performance:5800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):9.1hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Certification:RoHS, Energy Star 5.0, EPEAT Gold
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Blue / Brown / White
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.58
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:30

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.251


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba NB205

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:85
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


Color:Brown / Sable/Frost white/Fusion finish in black onyx/Pink/Posh pink/Royal blue/Sable brown/Texture finish in royal blue


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Starter/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Graphics:GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.58
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:30


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE
Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor cache:0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N280
Processor Number:N280
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:41411
Processor code:SLGL9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Electronic User’s Guide\nBluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba\nTOSHIBA Resources page\nTOSHIBA ConfigFree\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nHard Disc Drive (HDD) Recovery\nInternet Explorer 8\nMicrosoft Works 9\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player\nGoogle Toolbar\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nWildTangent Orb Game Console\nToshiba Online Backup\nSkype\nIntuit Quickbooks Financial Center
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009 / Norton Internet Security 2009, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1
Height (rear):1.27