toshiba hotrev 01 Toshibas NB100H / HF Netbook Review

Impress has done Toshiba’s latest netbook – the NB100 series (NB100H and HF) and will be expected to retail this month. Prices of these netbooks will cost around 65,000 yen (S$1005). Lets dive into the specifications of these netbooks in the next page.

toshiba hotrev 01 Toshibas NB100H / HF Netbook Review

Impress has revealed Toshiba’s latest netbook – the NB100 series (NB100H and HF) and will be expected to retail this month.

Prices of these netbooks will cost around 65,000 yen (S$1005).

Key differences between the variations available are:

NB100/HF

  • Comes with 64GB SSD as storage
  • OS is loaded with Windows Vista SP1
  • Memory comes with either 1GB or 2GB

NB100/H

  • Uses a standard 160GB hard disk as storage
  • OS is loaded with Windows XP SP3
  • Only 1GB memory

Other than that, the other specifications are the same between the 2 models including  the looks

  • Intel Atom N270 (1.6GHz)
  • Intel 945 GME Express chipset
  • 1024×600 resolution on a 8.9″ display that is claimed to be low reflective.
  • Weight: NB100/HF is at 1025grams, NB100H at 1059grams. The battery, a 38Wh model is at 224grams.
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Size: 225x190mm

A test on battery life which involves turning the brightness to the maximum, wireless and bluetooth activated and a video (WMV9, bit rate 1156kbps, 640 × 480 resolution) playing continuously the background.

The results –  NB100 about 1 hour and 48 minutes while, NB100/HF about 2 hours, 46 minutes.

The only complaint however, was the touch pad, there is no gap between the pad and click buttons, hence care is needed during operation.

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layout of the keys and touchpad

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right side: a card reader (SD/SDHC/Memory Stick Pro), an outlet vent, 2 USB2.0 slots

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Left side: a  kenningston slot, 1 USB slot

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Rear side: VGA D-sub output, Ethernet LAN port and power connector

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Front side: Audio Out and Microphone In

Images Courtesy of Impress