Toshiba NB100 XP - Only £236 + £6 delivery @ Dabs - The lightest HDD Netbook - Windows XP 1gb RAM 120gb harddisk - HotUKDeals
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The smallest and lightest HDD netbook with a whopping 120gb harddisk (same one toshiba supplies for ipod).

Users report one of the best made as well.

Supplied with Windows XP and 1gb RAM.

toshiba is doing a £30 cashback for the month of january. Dabs price of £266-30+6 delivery (depending on offer) = £242.

Quidco is also available (probably £7 cashback)

Note that Staples is also doing these for £266 in shop.

Cashback details:
http://www.dabs.com/learn-more/computers/claim-up-to--100-cashback-on-selected-toshiba-laptops-5271.html

Toshiba blurb:

Processor type : Intel® Atom processor N270
clock speed : 1.60 GHz
Front Side Bus : 533 MHz
2nd level cache : 512 KB
Operating system
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition (Toshiba-Recovery DVD)

Design Colour colour : Champagne Gold
System memory standard : 1,024 MB
maximum expandability : 1,024 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
Hard disk (Copy) capacity : 120 GB
certification : S.M.A.R.T.
Display size : 8.9 "
type : Toshiba TruBrite® WSVGA TFT display with LED backlight
internal resolution : 1,024 x 600
Graphics adapter manufacturer : Intel®
type : Mobile Intel® GMA 950
memory : up to 224 MB total available graphics memory with 512 MB system memory
memory type : shared
Internal video modes
Max External Video Modes Max Resolution : 2,048 x 1,536
Max Refresh Rate : 120 Hz
Non-interlaced resolution with max refresh rate : 1,600 x 1,200
Interfaces 1 x DC-in
1 x external monitor
1 x RJ-45
1 x external microphone
1 x built-in microphone
1 x headphone (stereo)
3 (Left 1, Right 2) x USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge
1 x integrated VGA Web Camera
1 x 4-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD Cards up to 16 GB, Memory Stick® up to 256 MB, Memory Stick Pro up to 2 GB and MultiMedia Card up to 2 GB)
Expansion 1 x memory slot
Wireless communication Compliancy : Wi-Fi®
Network Support : 802.11b/g
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
Wired communication topology : Fast Ethernet LAN
speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Sound system supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
speakers : built-in stereo speakers
Keyboard keys : 80
Windows keys : Yes
Pointing device type : Touch Pad
Battery technology : lithium-ion
maximum life : up to 3h50min (Mobile Mark 2007)
AC adaptor input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
Physical dimensions W x D x H : 225 x 190.5 x 29.5 (front) / 33 (rear) mm
weight : starting at 0.999 kg
Warranty 1-year international warranty. Upgrade your standard warranty with Toshiba warranty extension, uplift and all-risks insurance packs.
Bundled hardware AC adaptor
Bundled software Connectivity Doctor
Toshiba Disc Creator
Chicony Camera Assistant Software
Toshiba DVD Player
McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free Internet updates for 30 days)
Microsoft® Works, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial)
ConfigFree
Toshiba utilities and drivers
Toshiba User's Manual
Toshiba EasyMedia McAfee® Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition
USB Sleep-and-Charge
Built-in camera & microphone
Diversity Antenna
Integrated Bridge Media Adapter
Toshiba ConfigFree
Special features integrated VGA Web Camera for Video over IP
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
integrated microphone for Voice over IP
HD Audio support
SM BIOS compliant
ENERGY STAR qualified computer
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#1
Nearly £6 delivery on top.
banned#2
davelfc
Nearly £6 delivery on top.


Basically cancelled out by quidco. :thumbsup:
#3
davelfc
Nearly £6 delivery on top.


I have updated.

dabs deliver free one day and charge the next, so its difficult to predict :)

oh yes - and there is quidco!
#4
So why didn't you post as a Staples offer?
banned#5
Voted hot but what size is the LCD?
banned#6
@ Staples it is £255.31 - £30 = £225.31 - 4% Quidco = Around £215...
#7
d1fferent
@ Staples it is £255.31 - £30 = £225.31 - 4% Quidco = Around £215...


Staple as always is without vat so it is actually just under £297 before you take any promotions off it although like the op said it might be cheaper in a staples store rather than their website
banned#8
Yeh I think it £266.
#9
d1fferent
Voted hot but what size is the LCD?


8.9" inch
this is small. is not for writing war and peace. it excels at being portable
the other hand, the screen is much better then most netbooks as its glossy and has no grain
#10
These are one of the nicest looking netbooks in the flesh.

I am guessing its the black colour, which is a shame.
#11
I can just confirm that Staples indeed has them for £266 in store.
They also have a 14 day return policy.
#12
Adidas Addict
These are one of the nicest looking netbooks in the flesh.

it is :thumbsup: just wish it had longer battery life like the asus 901.
#13
man, i am really struggling to work out what netbook to buy now so many good ones around not sure if i should go with this or an nc10 or compaq mini 700 or hp mini 1000 (when it is launched over here) or msi wind varient (probably the medion one as it is still avaliable in some aldi stores with a 3 year warranty)
#14
curofone
man, i am really struggling to work out what netbook to buy now so many good ones around not sure if i should go with this or an nc10 or compaq mini 700 or hp mini 1000 (when it is launched over here) or msi wind varient (probably the medion one as it is still avaliable in some aldi stores with a 3 year warranty)


Reviews say this netbook isn't anythign special, if anything its very poor considering how later its been released. Personally i would get the samsung NC10, but the price is too high for a sub-par mini laptop
#16
curofone
man, i am really struggling to work out what netbook to buy now so many good ones around not sure if i should go with this or an nc10 or compaq mini 700 or hp mini 1000 (when it is launched over here) or msi wind varient (probably the medion one as it is still avaliable in some aldi stores with a 3 year warranty)


I wouldn't worry about warranty. If a laptop works for the first month, it'll likely last 3 years, at least until a better one comes along :)

I think the market is indeed bewildering, that is why I encourange folk to think about their requirements before looking at the models.

Basically there are only 2 advantages that netbooks have:
1. light
2. cheap

you need to work out what you are using it for.

for example:

a. If lightness is a criteria, then you are looking at a 8.9" or 7" screen model. And by implication there is no point getting a 8.9" model that weighs as much as a 10" model!

b. If screen resolution is important, you are looking at a 8.9" or 10" model (they are both 1024x600)

c. If speed is important you need to get an Atom model 1st, Celeron 2nd and Via 3rd.

In summary,
(i) if you want a very cheap browser thats very light, you can't go wrong with the Asus 701SD XP 7" from carphone warehouse at £154
(ii) if you want the lightest but powerful and high screen resolution, then the Toshiba NB100 XP is hard to beat
(iii) if you must have a 10" screen then the MSI Wind, Advent 4211 (rebadged wind) or Asus PC1000 seem to be the best.

Personally, netbooks like the Samsung NC10 are nice, but if I was going to pay this much (£329) and carry this much weight, I would rather get a cheap and much more powerful laptop, like the 12" dual core Packard Bell Easy Note BG45-U-300 from PC World for only £280.

Hope thats confused you less :)
#17
Follow these steps ...
1/ Type "www.google.co.uk" in your browser's address field
2/ Type in "Toshiba NB100 XP Review"
3/ Click on the very first link, READ
4/ Now close this page (page that you are reading now) and SLEEP.
#18
Thanks for informing us
#19


This is more like a laptop with a netbook processor, it might not weigh a lot but i personally think it is too big to call a netbook and looking at the projected prices it is going to cost way too much to compete with netbooks
#20
I have a tiny 1kg Toshiba Portge I picked up a for a couple of hundred quid on Ebay, why would I need a NetBook?
#21
colonel
I wouldn't worry about warranty. If a laptop works for the first month, it'll likely last 3 years, at least until a better one comes along :)

I think the market is indeed bewildering, that is why I encourange folk to think about their requirements before looking at the models.

Basically there are only 2 advantages that netbooks have:
1. light
2. cheap

you need to work out what you are using it for.

for example:

a. If lightness is a criteria, then you are looking at a 8.9" or 7" screen model. And by implication there is no point getting a 8.9" model that weighs as much as a 10" model!

b. If screen resolution is important, you are looking at a 8.9" or 10" model (they are both 1024x600)

c. If speed is important you need to get an Atom model 1st, Celeron 2nd and Via 3rd.

In summary,
(i) if you want a very cheap browser thats very light, you can't go wrong with the Asus 701SD XP 7" from carphone warehouse at £154
(ii) if you want the lightest but powerful and high screen resolution, then the Toshiba NB100 XP is hard to beat
(iii) if you must have a 10" screen then the MSI Wind, Advent 4211 (rebadged wind) or Asus PC1000 seem to be the best.

Personally, netbooks like the Samsung NC10 are nice, but if I was going to pay this much (£329) and carry this much weight, I would rather get a cheap and much more powerful laptop, like the 12" dual core Packard Bell Easy Note BG45-U-300 from PC World for only £280.

Hope thats confused you less :)


lol i love it when someone gives me advice, it reminds me of the days when i knew nothing about computers. I have a degree in computer science so the advice was not strickly needed but thank you anyway and i hope that someone finds it useful.

My problem was not with spec or anything like that it was the simple fact that there are so many netbooks that are similar. I know what i want from the hardware and all the ones that i mentioned have it but I am hp man and not sure if i should spend that little extra and get a either the compaq or the hp as they are the same machine or go for one of the cheaper alternatives and if i do go for one of the cheaper ones will probably be the nc10 but then the 3 year warranty on the msi wind is hard to turn down and then i am back to the same problem lol.

as for machine not breaking after the first month that is a bit of a myth to be honest, on the laptop i am currently using the mobo was replaced just after a year of use on an old laptop i had 2 hdd replacements one in the first year and one a couple of years after that but the second one was my own fault when i got a magnet a bit too close to it. Also i use to work in place that diagnosed and repaired computers and they do go wrong pretty all the time rather than a set time, unless it was an acer and for some reason they always seem to fail just after the first year warranty had finished
#22
I got one of these ....

Some dude commented....

'is that your 1980's walkman?'

when he saw it.....

Bag o **** this is...... put your money elsewhere (ASUS)
#23
I have an advent 4211 and I have to say that the Tosh is one of the best looking and best spec'd netbooks I've seen thus far - on top of that you get Tosh reliability!

I have an eee 701 previously and it was just too small. I still think the 10" is the best sized screen but if you're in the realm of purchasing a netbook look at this and the Sammy carefully.
#24
Are the batteries on this any good?

If so I might sell my Aspire One and get a Tosh instead. The acer is good, but I'm bored of using it day in day out for the past 4-months and battery isnt that great.
1 Like #25
I’d like to share some of my experiences. I had spent researching on netbook vs ultra-portable notebook for a few weeks before finally buying Samsung NC10 Black from Dixons using the new year’s day promotion (£25 off, so paid about £286).

As always, there are a few factors you need to carefully consider before making your final selection. (For me this is mainly used as a second PC mostly on the move.)

1. Price
2. weight and battery life
3. design and economics
4. performance and features

Main hardware and software configurations (e.g. Atom 1.6Ghz processor, Intel 950 Mobo, 1GB memory Ram, Windows XP, integrated graphic card, etc.) are more or less similar for most netbooks. This is clearly highlighted in most reviews by PC magazines such as PC Pro.

Of course, the price or the value for money is most important. Even after I came to a conclusion that Samsung NC10 may be one of the best models currently available in the market, the recent hike of its price from £275 to £325 (had a chance to get it at £275 from Play using the pre-released offer) made me search for other options for so long.

Indeed, I had visited Currys, Comet, PC World and tried to manipulate each of the different netbooks including ASUS, ACER, MSI Wind, LG X110, Toshiba and PB BG45. Personally, I feel that the overall build quality of Samsung, MSI Wind, LG X110 and PB BG45 are better than others. However, some of lighter netbooks with 8.9’’ such as ASUS, ACER and Toshiba feel like more of toys rather than a proper mini laptop.

Though slightly heavier at 1.3Kg with the 6-cell battery attached, Samsung looks more solid and handles a few multi-tasking works quite smooth. As mentioned above, my main objective is to do web-surfing, use MS office and run a couple of programs for statistics and graphics. With XP (instead of Vista) installed, these works can be quite easily done by most netbooks, I presume.

Also the design and ergonomics of Samsung look better than other competitors. But there is one well-known weakness about the difficulty of working touch-pad (In any case I also ordered Logitech VX Nano mouse.)

Finally, the most important factor for me became the battery life. Since Samsung uses the 6-cell battery (making the weight heavier by about 2-300g), its life is believed to last 7-8 hours under the light use. Reading most user reviews, they are clearly happy about this. It is a really clever decision by Samsung. Most other netbooks use the 3-cell battery so that the usage is restricted only to about 2-3 hours. (You may get the 2nd battery costing around £50 more and making the whole package weighing around 2-300g more.)

I have also considered PB BG45. This is actually an ultra-portable laptop with 12.1’’ screen, Pentium Dual Core 1.73Ghz, Vista Basic (PC Pro reports its 2D-benchmark performance is about 1/3 better than Samsung). Currently, it is remarkably cheap at £279 at Currys and PC World. But there are some mixed reviews, e.g. PB forum. More importantly, I cannot still trust the build quality of PB (especially after a warrantee period), which had notoriously been dubbed one of the worst PC maker.

There are two other alternatives that I have also seriously considered: ASUS N10J (quite decent specs with 2GB memory, Windows Vista Home Preium, and the dedicated GeForce graphic card, so some 3G games playable, but a bit pricey around £450-500), and LG X110 which is a modified and improved version of MSI Wind (around £299; if 3G modem is integrated without mobile contract, this would be a good choice, though only 3-cell battery).

Hope this helps for those undetermined about which netbook yet.
#26
curofone;3964330
I have a degree in computer science so the advice was not strickly needed but thank you anyway and i hope that someone finds it useful.


Thanks for sharing that with us. Well done!:whistling:
Also, it's obvious that having a degree doesn't guarantee one's ability to spell!
#27
Samsung NC10:

10" Screen instead of 8.9"
Bluetooth
160GB HDD instead of 120GB
1.3MP Camera instead of VGA

I got it for £272.99 delivered @ Play.com £299.99 - RAC 5% Code - Quidco £12.

EDIT: Oh and, 6-8 hour battery life vs. 3-3.5 hour battery life. :)
#28
Get the Tosh while you can. excellent deal.

Not as high spec as the NC10 but costs and weighs a lot less.
#29
I have had the NB100 for 13 hours now
It looks as good after usage as it did in the shop.

I have had 5 netbooks now (I'm a bit of a kleptomanic) and the screen just blows away all the ones I have used previously. The Asus have the most grainy screen, the previous best I have used is the advent 4211, but the Toshiba one looks like a real sharp laptop screen. This is what ultimately put me off the Fujitsu-Siemens amilo 3520 (as well as the weight) as a review said it was grainy.

The form factor is great. If you like the idea of a laptop that shrunk in the washing, you will like the NB100. If you want something totally new you will find it too "sober".

Having a HDD is so much better after the SSD I had just previously (I stil keep the Advent 4211 as its my kids laptop for the plane).

The lights are nice and informative and the three USD ports and SD card is just right for me.

The memory can be ugraded by an easy access port to 2gb, but for the moment 1gb seems fine.
The other thoughtful design point is the network, power and VGA port being on the back. I hate plugging these things in on the side.

Negative points (or additions that would make it perfect!) are (i) no hard switch to turn wifi off, (ii) no SIm card or PCI express socket, (iii) no equivalent of Asus "zoom up" facility - where the Asus can ape 1024x768 - I find this useful for fooling Canon DPP. I will need to get a third party attribute and lastly (iv) inclusion of google task bar and mcafee demo systems installed - first thing was to uninstall.

Very happy so far, looks like a keeper.
#30
I wouldn't buy anything from Dabs. I bought a printer a few years ago (when they were more expensive) and it started making funny noises. I spent hours on hold when I rang and sent 20 odd emails. I sorted the printer out myself in the end without their help. I then promised myself that I would never buy from them again.
If you want to test any company 'customer service', just ring up before ordering and see how long it takes to get through.

Buyer beware!

frank
#31
franktate
I wouldn't buy anything from Dabs. I bought a printer a few years ago (when they were more expensive) and it started making funny noises. I spent hours on hold when I rang and sent 20 odd emails. I sorted the printer out myself in the end without their help. I then promised myself that I would never buy from them again.
If you want to test any company 'customer service', just ring up before ordering and see how long it takes to get through.

Buyer beware!

frank


actually they don't accept any kind of phone call now, which I find off-putting.
they do have an internet chat service, which worked well for me when it was up.

I dropped the £7 quidco and bought it from staples, due to their return policy and they are local to me.

However, I buy from dabs alot and they are normally very good
#32
franktate
I wouldn't buy anything from Dabs. I bought a printer a few years ago (when they were more expensive) and it started making funny noises. I spent hours on hold when I rang and sent 20 odd emails. I sorted the printer out myself in the end without their help. I then promised myself that I would never buy from them again.
If you want to test any company 'customer service', just ring up before ordering and see how long it takes to get through.

Buyer beware!

frank


A few years ago makes alot of difference my friend,,, i used dabs all the time for computer bits before ebuyer came alang and as you say dabs went down hill very quickly , but i have used them alot in last year and they have as far as iam concerned re juvenated themselves,,,:) but other opinions may vary,,,,
voted hot, but as others have stated im lost in all these bloody netbooks,, id have the NC10 but for the price, so im looking for a12-13" laptop now,,
#33
mattress
Thanks for sharing that with us. Well done!:whistling:
Also, it's obvious that having a degree doesn't guarantee one's ability to spell!


i am also dyslexic so that kind accounts for my poor spelling, and you also find in a lot of my post thats I use completely the wrong words in the middle of sentences and that i also miss words out even though when i read them back to myself they are clearly there, but thanks for pointing it out
#34
colonel
I have had 5 netbooks now (I'm a bit of a kleptomanic)


You really shouldn't admit to the theft of five netbooks in a public forum. :shock:

:-D
#35
colonel;3959169
8.9" inch
this is small. is not for writing war and peace. it excels at being portable
the other hand, the screen is much better then most netbooks as its glossy and has no grain
The downside of this is that reflections are particularly bad - I read of someone saying it's really hard to use in a train, for example.
#36
too expensive for these types there getting as much as a lappy just to do basic stuff they need to be a lot less to attract people...
#37
pibpob
The downside of this is that reflections are particularly bad - I read of someone saying it's really hard to use in a train, for example.


well I actually use it. I can say its excellent.
A matt screen would be good as well. But I think all the apple laptops have the same.
#38
Teh Lemur
You really shouldn't admit to the theft of five netbooks in a public forum. :shock:

:-D


I probably meant something else ;-)
#39
I can't understand people describing these netbooks as 'sub-par mini laptops'.

they are netbooks not laptops. they are for surfing the net. simple as that. they are not for doing your spreadsheets on. they are not for playing games. they are not for watching movies.

they are small and light for carrying around being able to surf the net at wifi hotspots etc. 'net'book. the clue is in the title.
#40
JubeiUK;3966804
I can't understand people describing these netbooks as 'sub-par mini laptops'.
Agreed - some people are being remarkably thick about this. But they are perfectly capable of doing spreadsheets (proviso: screen is smaller so large sheets may be harder to deal with) and watching movies (proviso: you might have to put it on a USB stick or memory card but so what at about £1 per gigabyte?). High-powered games, no, because of lack of graphics acceleration, and the OS if it's Linux.

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