Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Toshiba mini NB305, the next generation of its award-winning netbook, built for comfort, style and extended computing time. The super-compact companion PC features a sleek new form factor, an impressive battery life rating of up to 11 hours1, plus enhanced performance and features for greater ease of use.


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“Our first netbook in the U.S. market stood out from the competition because we fixed what was broken in the previous generation of netbooks”

“Our first netbook in the U.S. market stood out from the competition because we fixed what was broken in the previous generation of netbooks,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “As the category continues to evolve, we’re pushing the envelope even further to deliver the next generation that again exceeds customer expectations with better performance, an even higher battery life rating and smarter features that enhance the mobile computing experience.”

The Toshiba mini NB305 features a design that is comfort-driven and easy-to-use. Unlike many netbooks, the mini NB305 features a comfortable full-size keyboard, plus a full-size touchpad, making navigation easy and intuitive. The mini NB305 is enhanced by an energy-efficient design, featuring a 10.1-inch diagonal TruBrite® LED backlit display, plus the latest Intel® Atom™ N450 processor2, which delivers an improvement over previous generation processors in power-efficiency, enabling the significant increase in the netbook’s battery life rating.

Travel-friendly Features

The mini NB305 features a spacious 250GB3 hard drive, which is supported by Toshiba’s Hard Drive Impact Sensor that guards data from the daily bumps of mobile life and a USB port with Sleep-and-Charge4 that enables users to charge various consumer electronics devices though USB even when the unit is turned off or in sleep mode.

Style and Eco-Conscious Design

The mini NB305 is available in two configurations. The mini NB305-N410 features a stylish cover with a unique Texture Finish in three color options – Java Brown, Frost White and Royal Blue – a raised-tile keyboard in silver and an accenting chrome hinge. The mini NB305-N310 features Toshiba’s sophisticated Fusion™ Finish in Black Onyx and a sleek, flat keyboard with Black Matte finish.

Continuing Toshiba’s commitment to help consumers and businesses reduce their carbon footprint, the mini NB205 is power efficient, meeting the rigorous requirements of the EnergyStar® 5.0 standard, achieved industry-leading Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Gold status and is RoHS compliant.

Features available on the Toshiba mini NB305 netbook include:

  • 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen TruBrite™ backlit LED display (WSVGA)
  • Windows 7 Starter operating system
  • Intel® Atom™ N450 processor2
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM5, upgradeable to 2GB
  • Spacious storage with up to 250GB HDD3
  • 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100 Ethernet6
  • Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR (available on select models)6
  • TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor
  • Toshiba Bulletin Board™
  • Toshiba ReelTime™
  • Toshiba PC Health Monitor
  • Lightweight and very portable at only 2.6 lbs.
  • Long-life 6-cell battery with battery life rating up to 11 hours1
  • One USB port with Sleep-and-Charge4 and two USB 2.0 ports
  • Memory Card Reader Slot
  • Built-in Webcam, speaker and microphone
  • One-year international limited warranty7 and award-winning Toshiba service and support

Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba mini NB305 netbooks will be available on January 12 at major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba on toshibadirect.com. Pricing ranges from $349.99 MSRP8 to $399.99 MSRP8.

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About Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. These products span from information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; as well as power systems including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 730 companies, with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$67 billion. For more information on Toshiba visit toshiba.com.

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1 Battery Life Rating. Measured by MobileMark® Productivity 2007 for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life may vary. See Battery Life Rating Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

2 Processor. CPU performance may vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

3 Hard Disk Drive Capacity. Hard drive capacity may vary. 1 Gigabyte (GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Hard Disk Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

4 USB Sleep & Charge. The "USB Sleep & Charge function" may not work with certain external devices even if they are compliant with the USB specification. In those cases, turn the power of the computer ON to charge the device.

5 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

6 Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.

7 Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba’s standard limited warranty, and extended warranty and service upgrade plans are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com.

8 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price."