Thursday, June 18

Asus and Toshiba New Netbooks

Best Netbooks - Asus EeePC 1101HA and Toshiba NB205 New Netbooks

Asus announces new netbook / notebook - the Eee PC 1101HA netbook

Netbook Asus Eeepc 1001HAThe 1101HA netbook from Asus sports an 11-inch screen. which some think makes it a notebook. Asus is apparently to start shipping the 1101HA later this month (June). It will have a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor, 1GB memory, a 160GB hard-drive, Bluetooth, WiFi, 1.3MP camera and an untrimmed keyboard.

(Asus EeePC 1101HA - Netbook Computer)

The price will be between $550 and $750 - so a hefty price tag for what is suposed to be a netbook.

For info. on the Asus 1000HE see Asus netbooks

Toshiba NB205 Netbook for the USA

At the same time Toshiba will be shipping a netbook next week the NB205 using Intel's 1.66 GHz Atom N280 processor. It will have nearly 9 hours of battery life. The NB205 comes in a choice five colors, a "chiclet" keyboard, a 10.1-inch screen, and a 160GB hard drive.

The NB205 will be sold in two different models. The NB205-N310 is offered in "sable brown," "posh pink, "royal blue," or "frost white," and has an imitation carbon-fiber effect. It also has a shiny chiclet design keyboard, a hommage to Apple's MacBooks no doubt.

The NB205-N210, has a sober black case and a traditional keyboard, but will cost $50 less.

Toshiba says the keyboard has a 19mm pitch, which reduces typing errors. The NB205's LED-backlit screen is 10.1-inch.
Netbook Toshiba NB205 310
(Toshiba NB205 310 Netbook)

The netbook has a 160GB hard disk drive and runs under Windows XP Home, and weighs 2.9 pounds with the extended battery. It also has 3 USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output, a webcam, a 10/100 Ethernet port and a mic input and headphone output. One of the USB ports can power external devices even with the netbook turned off.

1.66GHz Atom N280
1GB of DDR2 memory, expandable to 2GB
10.1-inch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution
1.3 megapixel camera

WLAN -- 802.11b/g wireless
LAN -- 10/100 Ethernet port
PAN -- Bluetooth (only on NB205-N310)

Other I/O:
3 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
Headphone output
Microphone input
SD slot
5800mAh battery - 9 hours of operation
41 to 95 deg. F (5 to 35 deg. C)
10.35 x 7.57 x 1.3 inches
2.9 pounds (1.33kg)

Toshiba say both these netbooks - the NB205-310 and NB205-210 - will be available next week. Price will be $400 and $350, respectively. Quite a bit cheaper than the Asus netbook methinks.

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