dynabook n301 Toshiba updates netbooks, forgets to add HDMI

Although only available in Japan so far, Toshiba has updated its netbooks with Intel's Cedar Trail Atom N2800 processor, although for whatever reason, the company decided to forgo HDMI output, one of the key features of the new Atom models. Presumably we'll be seeing what is known as the Dynabook N301 in Japan in other parts of the world shortly.

Although only available in Japan so far, Toshiba has updated its netbooks with Intel's Cedar Trail Atom N2800 processor, although for whatever reason, the company decided to forgo HDMI output, one of the key features of the new Atom models. Presumably we'll be seeing what is known as the Dynabook N301 in Japan in other parts of the world shortly.

Besides the processor upgrade, little else has changed over the old model, although with the new processor comes improved graphcis and support for up to 4GB of memory. As with Acer's new Aspire One D270, the N301 also sports a 320GB hard drive. Other features include the netbook typical 10.1-inch 1024×600 resolution display, 10/100Mbit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, a D-sub connector, a pair of audio jacks and a memory card reader.

dynabook n301 Toshiba updates netbooks, forgets to add HDMI

One novel feature that Toshiba has added though, sort of in lieu of the missing HDMI port is support for Intel's WiDi wireless display technology, although this does require a receiver. As with previous models, the N301 also feature the rather large Harman/Kardon branded speakers that are fitted to the wrist rest. The battery is said to be good for up to 6.5h of usage, although Toshiba offers a larger battery pack good for up to 8h of usage. No word on pricing or availability as yet, but we'd expect the N301 to end up at a similar price point as Toshiba's current netbooks.

Source: Toshiba Japan