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Toshiba NB300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews of Toshiba NB300. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the touchpad. Some have doubts about the connectivity and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba NB300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba NB300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Toshiba NB300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The battery and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound. The price and screen get mixed comments.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba NB300-108 10.1-inch Netbook (Atom N450 1.6 GHz, 1 GB, 250 GB, 6 cell battery, WLAN, WebCam, Win 7 Starter (Black))Toshiba NB300-108 10.1-inch Netbook (Atom N450 1.6 GHz, 1 GB, 250 GB, 6 cell battery, WLAN, WebCam, Win 7 Starter (Black))

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris (netbookreviews.com)

Toshiba Mini NB300 Review

 

The Toshiba NB305 is a fantastic netbook available for $323.54. The keyboard is excellent and the touchpad is the largest I've seen on any netbook (save the Toshiba NB205) and I believe both of these features are crucial on a netbook. The NB305-310...

Huge touchpad, Low price, 9 hour battery life (tested)

Windows XP

Overall I believe the Toshiba NB305 is a worthy netbook in low $320's price range. The keyboard is sufficient, the touchpad is huge, and it has a great battery life. The only complaint some shoppers may find is the decision to go with Windows XP for...

Apr, 2010

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Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba NB300 netbook

 

Toshiba's NB300 is a 10in netbook with a slim frame, a long battery life and an advanced Sleep-and-Charge USB port. It's an almost perfect netbook for...

USB Sleep-and-Charge port that works with iPhones, long battery life, big palm rest, comfortable to use, 802.11n Wi-Fi

Slow hard drive, hard drive compartment uses Torx screws, screen is glossy, conspicuous power light, only 1GB of RAM

Toshiba's NB300 netbook has good ease of use, it's thin and light, and it supplies a long battery life for when you're on the road. We wish it had a faster hard drive and that its screen wasn't so glossy, but these quibbles are outweighed by great...

Nov, 2010

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba NB300 review

 

From the outside the Toshiba NB300 looks pretty much the same as the company's NB305 netbook, although in a more sombre black case. However, flip the 10.1in screen open and the difference becomes obvious: this netbook as a traditional keyboard compared...

Stunning battery life, a brilliant screen and large keyboard make this a great 10.1in netbook, but it doesn't have Bluetooth.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras, PCWorld.idg.com.au (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba NB300 review

 

The Toshiba NB300 is an almost perfect netbook for travellers thanks to these features, but even students and business users who are in the market for a tiny laptop should consider the NB300. However, it's not a very fast netbook - its hard drive, in...

Overall, the Toshiba NB300 is a little gem. Sure, it can be improved (and we hate the use of Torx screws for the hard drive compartment), but its build quality, user comfort and features make it one of the best little laptops on the market.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (ninemsn.com.au)

Toshiba NB300 netbook

 

Toshiba's NB300 is a 10in netbook with a slim frame, a long battery life and an advanced Sleep-and-Charge USB port. It's an almost perfect netbook for travellers thanks to these features, but even students and business users who are in the market for a...

USB Sleep-and-Charge port that works with iPhones ; Long battery life ; Big palm rest ; Comfortable to use ; 802.11n Wi-Fi

Slow hard drive ; Hard drive compartment uses Torx screws ; Screen is glossy ; Conspicuous power light ; Only 1GB of RAM

Toshiba's NB300 netbook has good ease of use, it's thin and light, and it supplies a long battery life for when you're on the road. We wish it had a faster hard drive and that its screen wasn't so glossy, but these quibbles are outweighed by great...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Will Stapley (talktalk.co.uk)

Toshiba NB300

 

Outstanding keyboard and decent battery life make for an enticing netbook Small, highly portable and cheaper than the average laptop, mini-notebook or netbook computers continue to sell by the ...

May, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba - NB300

 

Back in the summer of 2009 we cast our eyes over Toshiba's NB100. Back then, Toshiba seemed wary of using the term ‘netbook' and instead went for the slightly less catchy ‘mini laptop'. Naming conventions aside, ...

The NB300 excels both in terms of its battery life and keyboard. Considering these are arguably the two most vital features of any netbook, Toshiba can be reasonably proud of itself. It's also managed to keep the price under the £300 mark, making the...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Toshiba NB300 review

 

Overall, the Toshiba NB300 is a little gem. Sure, it can be improved (and we hate the use of Torx screws for the hard drive compartment), but its build quality, user comfort and features make it one of the best little laptops on the market.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Toshiba NB300-108

 

Good battery life, certainly one of the best on the market. The netbook, battery included is light and compact and the keyboard is large enough to avoid mispelling. Performance are average for this type of computer but the all seems very reliable.

Lack of the 3G+ modem

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Toshiba NB300-108

 

I already have a Toshiba NB200. (in Spain) NB300 performance similar but battery life better. Build quality of Toshiba much superior to other netbooks.

Case of NB200 better (white non gloss) Black cosmic finish shows scratches and dirt.

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / Realtek ALC272-GR
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system manufacturer:Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):10 / 11 / 11h00min
Battery performance:10.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Certification:The manufacturer declares that this product complies with the following directives and regulations for the CE-marking. Responsible for CE marking is Toshiba Europe GmbH, Hammfelddam 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany.
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Product type:Netbook

Disk Drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:0.374

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:3
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
Display response rise/fall:16
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00856 x 0.00856

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:autosensing AC adapter for worldwide usage
AC adapter output current:1.58
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:30

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.384
Maximum Resolution:1.400 x 1.050
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Hard Drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:0.374

Keyboard

Keyboard euro key:Y
Keyboard function keys:15
Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard key stroke:0.0630
Keyboard number of keys:86
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393.7
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Non-operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:60G (60G)
Non-operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:1G (1G)
Operating altitude:0 - 118.1
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock with/without CD-ROM drive installed:10G (10G)
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:0.5G (0.5G)
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Battery recharge time (off):6
Battery recharge time (on):12
Battery Type:main
Bundled hardware:AC Adaptor
Casework:polycarbonate ABS
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery) / Genuine Windows XP Home 32-bit Edition (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.5 x 7.57 x 0.953
Display:TFT
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Expansion type:1 x memory slot
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Internal video mode, resolution:1.024 x 600
L2 cache:512
Power Requirements:100/240 V
Security Features:HDD password on request; supervisor password; slot for Kensington Cable Lock; user password
Special Features:ENERGY STAR qualified computer; SM BIOS compliant; HD Audio support; Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology; integrated microphone for Voice over IP; integrated VGA Web Camera for Video over IP
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/n / 802.11bgn / Wi-Fi, 802.11b/g/n / Wireless LAN

Performance

GPS: No
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
I/O ports:1 x 2-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD Cards up to 32 GB and MultiMedia Card up to 2 GB); 2 (Right 2) x USB 2.0; 1 x built-in microphone; 1 x integrated VGA Web Camera; 1 x external monitor; 1 x external microphone; 1 x headphone (stereo); 1 x RJ-45; 1 x DC-in; 1 (Left) x USB 2.0 supporting Sleep-and-Charge
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wired communication chipset:RTL8103EL
Wired communication connector:RJ-45
Wired communication features:Wake-On-LAN, remote boot
Wired communication manufacturer:RealTek
Wired communication type:RTL8103EL
Wireless communication manufacturer:Atheros

Power

AC adapter input voltage:autosensing AC adapter for worldwide usage
AC adapter output current:1.58
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:30

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard manufacturer:Intel
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing die size:66
Processor:N450
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:N450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2
Stepping:A0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
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:42503
Processor code:SLBMG
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:Google Toolbar; Toshiba utilities and drivers; ConfigFree; Connectivity Doctor; Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial); Toshiba User's Manual; Toshiba Assist; Toshiba Recovery Media Creator; Toshiba Photo Service; WildTangent Games Console; Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support); Supervisor Password Utility; Toshiba Disc Creator; Toshiba Sync Utility; McAfee Internet Security (includes free Internet updates for 30 days) / Toshiba Photo Service; Google Toolbar; Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator; Toshiba utilities and drivers; ConfigFree; Connectivity Doctor; Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial); Toshiba User's Manual; Toshiba Bluetooth Monitor; Toshiba Bluetooth Stack; Supervisor Password Utility; Toshiba Assist; Toshiba Sync Utility; Toshiba Disc Creator; WildTangent Games Console; Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool; Toshiba Accessibility; Toshiba Power Saver; McAfee Internet Security (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 / Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007, McAfee Internet Security / Works&Office HST

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Technical Details

Volume dial:by hot key function

Video

2D graphics accelerator:Y
External video adapter resolution:1.280 x 1.024; 1.024 x 768; 1.400 x 1.050; 800 x 600
External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.400 x 1.050
External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:6.1
Depth:7.56
Height (front):0.953 / 1
Height (rear):1.21 / 1.35 / 1.43
Weight:2.6 / 2.93 / 2.98
Width:10.5