We got a sneak preview at IT Month 2010 a few days ago and now its official, the Toshiba NB500 and the Toshiba NB520 with with Harman/Kardon Speakers is going on Sale this Saturday! The NB520 is a 10.1 inch Netbook running an Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz Processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM & a 250GB Shock resistant Hard Drive. Connectivity wise we’ve got the usual, bluetooth, wifi, 3 USB 2.0, vga, audio jacks, SD card reader, kensington lock, ethernet & the option for 3G. Taiwan will not be offered the 3G option on this early release. Its also got a few luxury extras such as its textured finish, sleep charge function as well as sleep music function which will allow you to plug in an mp3 player while the unit is off and use its amazing speakers.
Right now you’ll be able to pick this up in brown and orange, the lime green, and turquoise will be available next month along with an exciting announcement at CES, its going to be first for Toshiba Netbooks so be sure to keep a close eye on them at the show. If you wanted to pick this up here in Taiwan its a tad pricy at 18,880NT ($610USD) but I’m told that in Q1 of next year we’ll see it drop to around $. Don’t take these prices as gospel for a US release price, Taiwan can see higher prices on occasion.
We’ve shot a hands on video showing off the great finish as well as the speakers, below the video you’ll find a few pictures. Even more pictures from yesterday’s Toshiba NB520 post.