Toshiba mini NB505 Netbook Launched at CES 2011, NB305 Gets Dual-Core Atom

Toshiba's CES 2011 presence has been quite an impressive one, especially as far as its portable computing systems are concerned, the company releasing plenty new products of this type, including here a few updates in its NB netbook line.

The first novelty brought about by Toshiba is the launch of the mini NB505 netbook, that comes packed with an Intel Atom N455 processor, accompanied by up to a 250GB hard drive and 1GB of DDR3 RAM.

The 2.9 pound mini NB505 also sports Toshiba’s new rubberized EasyGrip Finish on the cover and Black textured finish on the inside (which, according to Toshiba, will help keep the device fingerprint-free), and should offer plenty of color options, including Turquoise, Blue, Lime Green, Brown and Orange.

Next in line comes the updated NB305 netbook model, that combines the new Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor with 1GB of DDR3 RAM memory and a 250GB HDD, all packed in a sturdy Aluminum cover, for added protection, but also style and elegance.

“The role of netbooks is evolving in the marketplace. For casual around-the-house Internet surfing and e-mail, netbooks continue to provide convenience and Windows compatibility that people need at easily attainable price points,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division.

“Our new best-in-class netbooks are designed to yet again exceed customer expectations with better performance, better styling and better convenience-driven features that define what a companion PC should be,” added Mr. Pinto.

Pricing for the updated netbooks from Toshiba is actually quite interesting, since we're talking about roughly 300 US dollars for the mini NB505, while the NB305 sells for around 380 US dollars, both of these ultra-portable computing systems being slated to hit the shelves right after CES 2011 closes its gates, on January 9.

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