Product Type: Toshiba Netbook
Newest Review: ... looks OK. It has a matte dimpled lid which feels quite flimsy. I would say it does have a very good keyboard for a net book and a nice ... more
I wouldn't choose it!
Toshiba NB500 108
Member Name: ThisIsLucy
Toshiba NB500 108
Advantages: Light weight, Easily transportable, Keyboard.
Disadvantages: Hinges, Speed, Material
My school does a ne tbook scheme where every pupil gets a net book. My year group were given the Toshiba NB500 in black. At first I was very happy with the net book but over time things started to go wrong.
At first look the net book looks OK. It has a matte dimpled lid which feels quite flimsy. I would say it does have a very good keyboard for a net book and a nice clear glossy screen but they would have to be the only good things about the net book.
Over time the net book has seemed to get slower and slower, I cannot be sure whether this is because of all of the software my school has downloaded or the net book. Another fault was the wobbly hinges, this lead the screens to wobble about 10cm each way, which of course no one was happy about. Thankfully it was a manufacturing fault as the net books were built with to small screws and have now all been repaired with bigger screws.
The net book it nice and light at 2.5kg so it is very easy to transport and comes with an average quality webcam, just no software to use it with. It also has an ok battery. It says on the details it lasts 8 hours but this is before all of the software is downloaded on to it. With software it lasts around 4 hours.
Summary: I wouldn't choose it.
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