Aug 22 2009

The Toshiba NB205 Netbook Rocks, But Buy Headphones

Toshiba NB205 Netbook

The Toshiba Mini NB205 has been touted by many as a fantastic netbook, and in many respects its supporters are right. The netbooks sell for under $500, have lucid 10-inch screens, and include features like a sleep-and-charge port that charges the battery whenever your computer goes into sleep mode.

Ports include three USBs, ethernet, and a headphone jack – and thank the Lord for that headphone jack. According to tech writer Al Gibes from ReviewJournal, the speakers on this little guy aren’t worth your time:

The Mini’s weakest feature is its speaker, which is tiny and sits on the bottom of the device, about an inch from the bottom edge. Even with the volume at full blast, I had to strain to hear music or audio from every Web site I visited. Using headphones or earbuds solved the problem, but that’s not always an option, especially when sharing a video with people gathered around the screen.

So before you plunk down $399.99 for your new Toshiba Mini NB205 netbook, be sure you’ve got room in your budget for some headphones if audio on your netbook is important at all.

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2 Comments on this post


  1. The HP Envy 13 Laptop | wrote:

    […] software in a custom DSP chip and optional bundled Beats headphones. However, you will apparently need those headphones; the laptop speakers are at the standard levels of suck, despite the laptop’s ability to […]

    October 11th, 2009 at 11:08 pm
  1. liweifr said:

    Be honest,it is a fantastic notebook,yes,but need buy Headphones.

    August 7th, 2011 at 9:57 pm


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