The Toshiba Mini NB305 builds on the NB205 with a similar but tweaked design, and latest hardware. Like all new netbooks announced this month the NB305 features the new Intel Atom N450 1.66Ghz processor (Pine Trail) for even lower power consumption.
Along with the new CPU the Toshiba NB305 has a larger 250GB hard drive, a slimmer 6-cell battery for a more flush design with an 11 hour run time.
The external design has also been improved to feature a “true chiclet” keyboard, larger touchpad and a lower weight of 2.6 pounds.
Two versions of the Toshiba NB305 will be available, one with the “true chiclet” keyboard for $400, and a black version with a standard keyboard for $350. We’re not sure if there are other difference between the two models, as $50 seems a little much to pay for an improved keyboard.
Engadget gave the Toshiba Mini NB305 a quick hands on and were very impressed with it. They liked the build quality, usability and the over sized trackpad, saying it might be hard to beat.
It comes with Windows 7, and a special Toshiba Media Controller application to use Windows 7’s streaming functions, and a visual search application called RealTime.
Expect to see the Toshiba NB305 in stores very soon!