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I bought this Toshiba NB100 in December 2009 and it has served me extremely well.
When I decided I was going to purchase a Netbook I took a look at the other machines on the market at that time and I felt that this was the most robust of the lot.
The machine has run very well with an Windows XP 32bit Operating System and 1GB of ram, the laptop was mainly bought to browse the web but I soon purchased the Serif Webplus x4 application to install on it. The system is running fine and I have had no problems and even with the Serif applications it handles them all very well.
The screen display is good and when I plugged it into an external monitor it was very clear with many resolutions. The machine has never let me down, with the option to turn the fan off as well means that the machine can run smoothly and quietly.
The only negatives would be that the keyboard is quite cramp and when working for long periods this can become frustrating, the other thing is that the track pad has slightly lifted on one side which looks to me as if a component underneath is pushing on this. (I failed to contact Toshiba regarding this before the warranty ran out)
Overall I would say that this is an excellent machine to just throw in your bag and run, the battery life is good and can last a good 3-4 hours.
I was bought this Toshiba netbook as a computer to take travelling in order to have a means of communication and to store photos and music whilst on the road.
The netbook in itself is not bad, however I have found that having a small size keyboard is quite awkward to use (unsurprisingly) especially when changing between full size and smaller. The start up time is not particularly quick especially considering it has barely been used, and the screen quality is not amazing either. However, this netbook was cheap to buy and managed to survive being dragged around in a rucksack without getting damaged, so it is very robust and value for money.
The battery life is quite good, although the battery pack does stick out which cant be awkward, and the machine is not as light as you would imagine as it is so small.
Compared to my Dell laptop I don't think the system runs as smoothly and it is not as easy to use, but due to its size and convenience I want to stress that this is not a bad netbook and the built in webcam and microphone work well so skype and other such programs were easy to use travelling and it saved us all a lot of grief saving photos and other things on the road.
Overall I think it is very good as a basic machine, but not one for style or complicated work.
The Toshiba NB100 is the perfect entry-level solution for work, home and school, as a second PC or even your main computer. It is built to be your solid mobile companion, with a tough and stylish chassis that has everything you need to surf the web wirelessly, check your mails, work on documents or enjoy music, photos or videos, plus share it with all others.