Review: Toshiba NB255 Sub $300 Budget Netbook

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Posted 29 Oct, 2010 4:19 pm

Looking for a budget sub $300 netbook? Toshiba’s NB255 comes in between $275-$299 and will deliver the same strong performance as its bigger more expensive brother the NB305, but with a few tell tale features that make it budget.

Before we get into it if you are looking to review the Spec Sheet here it is:

  • CPU: 1.67-GHz Intel Atom N455
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • RAM: 1GB (upgradable to: 2GB)
  • Hard Drive Size: 160GB
  • Hard Drive Speed: 5,400 rpm
  • Display Size: 10.1″
  • Native Resolution: 1024 x 600
  • Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • Orion9727

    i find there a few flaws in these newer models and that is they are really no different from the N450 in that neither can run flash content.if they were to add a broadcom solution i would think they have a better design.
    my asus 1001p runs win 7 home pre x64 on 1 gig of ram and upscales to a 40′ lcd tv and it boots in under 20 secs with aero.
    i do however have a sandforce 64GB under the hood but i also had a barefoot before minus the firmware that was not  too shaby.
    a ssd on a netbook wont run full speed like it will on a P6100 however there no reason for 60sec boots.
    true most notebooks that pack a late model cpu also have efi and i  seen them boot in the 12′s.
    and i yet to test a sandy bridge.
    i think all netbook markers need to rethink there market and stop shorting netbooks thinking it wont handicap notebook sales.
    most people will choice size and weight and that be that.
    no one wants a 10 inch netbook who used of a 15′ laptop.
    i think there a whole untaped market out there for netbooks but the problem is they want this market to be in united states and europe and the fact is the market really in the devoleping world netbooks with there lower power can replace a power hungry hot desktop and with wireless broadband solutions and they can be upscaled to a lcd tv and make for a desktop like experence.
    they need to make them more duable,able to chop flash and not be choped by it.and withstand mosture and abuse of a large family.
    at 200 USD i see 100 million sales if they can enter the right market.