Toshiba Mini NB505-508GN Netbook


Yes, this review is overloaded with the adjectives standard, usual, and cookie-cutter. Don't shoot the messenger--or the vendor; it's the species that has settled into a mind-numbingly routine and somewhat underpowered configuration. If you intend to use the NB505-508GN for what it's tasked for--Web surfing, light e-mail, the occasional short word document--it's as good as you'll find in its price range (around $310, as of 3/29/11). If you want to do more, take a look at something like , which represents the future of the netbook breed.