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CES 2010: Toshiba mini NB305 netbook offers full-size keyboard, 11 hours of battery life

CES 2010: Toshiba on Monday announced its mini NB305 netbook, now sporting a new look, a full-size keyboard and 11 hours of battery life.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

Toshiba on Monday announced its mini NB305 netbook, now sporting a new look, a full-size keyboard and 11 hours of battery life.

The refresh for Toshiba's netbook distinguishes itself from competitors with a full-size keyboard and touchpad. Outside, you'll find a 10.1-inch diagonal LED backlit display. Inside, Intel's new Atom N450 processor helps the system achieve all-day battery life.

[Image Gallery: Toshiba mini NB305]

Additionally, the mini NB305 offers a 250GB hard drive with impact sensor and a USB port with "sleep-and-charge" tech.

The mini NB305 is available in two configurations: the N410 variant has a textured finish in either brown, white or blue, as well as a chiclet-style keyboard in silver and a chrome hinge.

The N310 features the company's higher-end "Fusion" finish in black as well as a black matte keyboard.

Both models meet EnergyStar 5.0 requirements, are EPEAT Gold rated and are RoHS compliant.

The spec rundown:

  • 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite™ backlit LED display (WSVGA)
  • Windows 7 Starter operating system
  • Intel Atom N450 processor
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, upgradeable to 2GB
  • Up to 250GB HDD
  • 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100 Ethernet
  • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR (available on select models)
  • TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor
  • Toshiba Bulletin Board
  • Toshiba ReelTime
  • Toshiba PC Health Monitor
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • 6-cell battery rated for up to 11 hours
  • One USB port with Sleep-and-Charge4and two USB 2.0 ports
  • Memory Card Reader Slot
  • Built-in Webcam, speaker and microphone
  • One-year international limited warranty, service and support

The Toshiba mini NB305 netbooks will be available on January 12 at major retailers and e-tailers. They're available for $349.99 and $399.99.

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