Laptop: Toshiba NB205

Feb 17, 2010
Outside Magazine
Laptop: Toshiba NB205

   Photo: Photograph by Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Budget travelers, backup
If you don't want a claustrophobic screen or you're going to spend a lot of time typing on the road, pick up a netbook, like the sub-three-pound TOSHIBA NB205 (from $350; Most netbooks cost $300 to $500 and almost all have the same weight, screen size (ten inches), and efficient but multitask-averse Intel Atom processor, so you should buy based on battery life, keyboard feel, and connectivity options. The NB205 does well on most counts: Though its raised keyboard takes getting used to and the speakers are tinny, it comes with integrated 3G, for surfing on your cell network, and an impressive nine-hour battery.

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