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Toshiba NB520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Toshiba NB520. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and size. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the image quality. There are some mixed comments about the price and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba NB520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba NB520


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Toshiba NB520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the screen and sound. The battery and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the size.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Toshiba NB520-108 Netbook


Sound miracle. As a counterpart to its AMD Fusion NB550D sister

Solid feel; Constantly cool case; Well laid-out keyboard; Touchpad with good feedback; Good sound with subwoofer; Good battery life; Low energy consumption

Fan constantly perceptible and restless; Low performance; Long charging time of 4:30 hours; TFT not anti-glare; Limited brightness for outdoors; Few connection ports

Why does Samsung manage to keep perfect control of its netbook fan while Toshiba on the other hand does not?

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : YugaTech (

Toshiba NB520 with Harman Kardon Review


The Toshiba NB520 gets the title of being the world's first netbook to sport a Harman Kardon speakers, a name very well known in the high-fidelity audio industry. Check out our full review after the jump.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Toshiba NB520


Toshiba's latest 10.1in netbook might sport the same old Atom internals, but it's the most stylish and best-sounding netbook we've reviewed.

Great speakers, Stylish design, Good build, Comfortable ergonomics, Affordable

Limited connectivity, Basic specifications, Average, sub-HD screen

May, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (

Toshiba NB520-10U review


An attractive netbook with ace sound and great battery life

Good sound quality ; Connectivity ; Build quality ; Battery life

Performance ; Small keyboard

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Toshiba NB520-108 review


Surprising audio performance and battery life from this solid netbook

Good sound quality ; Solid build quality ; Excellent battery life ; Features

No DVD drive ; Dodgy keyboard

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ashish Koshy (

Toshiba NB520: Sounds Great and Performs Well


Toshiba's NB520 does substantially better than your average netbook and at a good price.

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Feb, 2011

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Toshiba NB 520 review


The Toshiba NB520 has the same basic specification that you'll see on a lot of netbooks - a 320GB hard disk, 1GB of memory and a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600. It's not exactly a processing powerhouse, with it only achieving an overall score of 11 in our...

A great media-playing netbook, despite its low screen resolution

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (

Toshiba NB520-124 review


A great media-playing netbook, despite its low screen resolution

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (

Toshiba NB520 review


Most netbooks are so similar that, when something slightly different comes along, we get all giddy, like a teenager queuing for the Nemesis Inferno at Thorpe Park. The 10.1-inch Toshiba NB520 is just such a machine, sporting a dual-core Intel Atom...

Dual-core processor; good screen; best audio we've heard from a netbook; great battery life.

Design isn't as slick as that of some rivals; no HDMI port.

The Toshiba NB520 netbook might lack the flashy design of some of its competitors, but decent performance, great speakers and impressive overall usability mean it's good value for money.

Mar, 2011

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Toshiba - NB520


Netbooks haven't moved on much recently. Their place has in part been usurped by the iPad 2 and Android tablets, while their general specifications have languished in a sort of limbo as other laptop computers get ...

The Toshiba NB520 is a standard netbook on the inside, except for a superb pair of speakers. On the outside a lovely keyboard makes for good user ergonomics and the colour scheme simply looks attractive. In a sea full of similar products, Toshiba has...

Apr, 2011