Toshiba NB100 8.9" XP 120GB Only £257 less £30 cash back @ dabs = £227
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Toshiba NB100 8.9" XP 120GB Only £257 less £30 cash back @ dabs = £227

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Found 19th Jan 2009Made hot 20th Jan 2009
Its back, after jumping back to £295, dabs have reduced the price again.

Cash back deal:
dabs.com/lea…tml

Excellent, I have one myself.
One of the lightest, only 1kg.

This is for folk who want the smallest, one of the lightest and the best made netbooks. The keyboard is not the best as its so small, so this is for the portability/ruck sack crew who want full power in a small package.

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 : Brighter Silver

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

Security features HDD password on request
supervisor password
slot for Kensington Cable Lock
user password
main memory (by screw)
main battery pack (by sliding latch)
main hard disk (by screw)

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

Certification This product is in compliance with the requirements of the applicable European Directives for CE marking.

49 Comments

is it not £227 ?? good deal.... voted hot

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lee_doyle;4125153

is it not £227 ?? good deal.... voted hot



whoops! thanks

Excellent, I have one myself.Only 999kg.



wow, and Apple have the cheek to call theirs the Macbook Air???

Am I missing something. How is this better than the Acer One for example?

In fact this does not seem to be expandable beyond 1gb of memory, and why do they almost all have this horribly low resolution screen?

Seems pretty sweet; I rate Toshiba over Acer but that's just me.

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ought;4125322

Am I missing something. How is this better than the Acer One for … Am I missing something. How is this better than the Acer One for example?In fact this does not seem to be expandable beyond 1gb of memory, and why do they almost all have this horribly low resolution screen?



1. It lighter
2. Its better made
3. Its smaller
4. The memory goes to 2gb (toshiba has to say 1gb as its the agreement with microsoft for all netbook manufacturers to get XP)
5. The resolution of virtually all netbooks, 8.9" and 10" is 1024x600 (except for 7" ones and the new Dell mini 12)

Like I said. This is for the portable crowd, not for the big screen resolution crowd

Review ]here .

Not all that glowing.

colonel;4125346

1. It lighter2. Its better made3. Its smaller4. The memory goes to 2gb … 1. It lighter2. Its better made3. Its smaller4. The memory goes to 2gb (toshiba has to say 1gb as its the agreement with microsoft for all netbook manufacturers to get XP)5. The resolution of virtually all netbooks, 8.9" and 10" is 1024x600 (except for 7" ones and the new Dell mini 12)Like I said. This is for the portable crowd, not for the big screen resolution crowd



Yes I want a small one, but just wondered if this has a big enough edge over the acer as it sounds like the keyboard is fiddley, it is much the same weight. Does it have just the one memory card slot?

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ought;4125371

Review ]here .Not all that glowing.



thats for the linux on with half the memory and smaller hard disk
the reviews for this laptop were at the original price and some people feel cheated that toshiba, the king of laptops, is not innovating with its model, in design or features.

I say, at this price, with this build quality, and this size, there is nothing like it on the market.
But horses for courses. Some folk will like the Acer or the HP, better, etc.

The point of hotukdeals is to find an XP netbook anywhere for this price and then add in Toshiba quality.

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ought;4125396

Yes I want a small one, but just wondered if this has a big enough edge … Yes I want a small one, but just wondered if this has a big enough edge over the acer as it sounds like the keyboard is fiddley, it is much the same weight. Does it have just the one memory card slot?



The keyboad on the Acer is better. The toshiba NB100 keyboad is definitely fiddly. I had an Acer 150. However the best keyboards are on the 10" models, like the MSI Wind/Advent 4211 or the Samsung NC10 (or the now discontinued HP 2133).

It has one SD card slot.

Ok, thanks. Did not mean to dis your deal ;o) As its a good price, just not sure at the advantages. Cheers!

For those who have this, what's the battery life like? How long do you usually get between charges? And does it have bluetooth?

Quidco gives 3% as well?

Looks great value for a Tosh.

No Web Cam

Rudki;4126167

No Web Cam



appears to have a vga web cam!

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Wotan;4125602

For those who have this, what's the battery life like? How long do you … For those who have this, what's the battery life like? How long do you usually get between charges? And does it have bluetooth?



Oddly there is software for bluetooth and instructions for a sim card, but neither of these radios are fitted to this model.

In terms of battery life its a 4 cell battery which "real world" gives 2-2.5 hours.
My acer 150 gives around 1-2 hours.
My asus eee 900 with 5200mah battery gave 2-3 hours

Rgds

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Rudki;4126167

No Web Cam




Yes, there is a web cam. You can even see it on the picture as well as the spec.

5. The resolution of virtually all netbooks, 8.9" and 10" is 1024x600 (except for 7" ones and the new Dell mini 12)

and the HP 2133 (£200 linux version at ebuyer) - with a 1280x800 screen

Ive got one of these. The battery lasts for 3 1/2 hours usually and is a great bit of kit. I am interested in the 2gb statement as the tech spec says 1gb max. Has anybody tried 2gb. Ove the ASUS's the build quality and the general look is way better on the toshiba. The wifi card inside picks up my wifi connection in places my old pda and nintendo DS did not. The device does have a VGA web cam.

Good price, hot for me.

If I was to link this up to my 24" external monitor would I be able to up the resolution for that monitor or is it stuck to outputting 1024x600?

Been looking for a portable laptop that I can also hook up for design work at home.

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sie;4126510

Ive got one of these. The battery lasts for 3 1/2 hours usually and is a … Ive got one of these. The battery lasts for 3 1/2 hours usually and is a great bit of kit. I am interested in the 2gb statement as the tech spec says 1gb max. Has anybody tried 2gb. Ove the ASUS's the build quality and the general look is way better on the toshiba. The wifi card inside picks up my wifi connection in places my old pda and nintendo DS did not. The device does have a VGA web cam.Good price, hot for me.



The chipset can support 2gb. I have not tried it personally but read a number of forum posts that confirm it works. for example:

forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/for…t=0

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stradle;4126536

If I was to link this up to my 24" external monitor would I be able to up … If I was to link this up to my 24" external monitor would I be able to up the resolution for that monitor or is it stuck to outputting 1024x600?Been looking for a portable laptop that I can also hook up for design work at home.



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

Morning,
Please could someone confirm that this dose not have an optical drive?? :thinking:

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judderman;4126667

Morning,Please could someone confirm that this dose not have an optical … Morning,Please could someone confirm that this dose not have an optical drive?? :thinking:



Confirmed. as will all netbooks, there is no optical drive.
Personally, I use a lightweight LG USB powered DVD writer for my netbooks. I think it cost £50 from Pc World.

does this have the gloss or matt screen. i wouldnt buy the acer just because of its glossy screen.

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sinjinn;4126688

does this have the gloss or matt screen. i wouldnt buy the acer just … does this have the gloss or matt screen. i wouldnt buy the acer just because of its glossy screen.



It has a glossy screen, which is reflective. This does mean that light from certain angles behind you can be distracting.
I would describe this screen as one of the best netbooks screens out. In fact I think toshiba have used a very high-quality panel. Its what originally attracted me to this model.

What about installing Leopard OSX on it? The specs are approx the same as a Samsung NC10 and the MSI Wind U100.

no optical drive as its a netbook. The screen is glossy and is the best I have seen on a net/notebook. I have gone ahead and bought a 2gb stick to go in mine. I installed windows 7 on this and it runs fine even with 512 so i cant wait to see what 2 gig does to it.

colonel;4125346

1. It lighter

As far as I can see it's the same as the A150 - 1kg

2. Its better made

How exactly? Have you done drop tests onto concrete?

3. Its smaller

Erm, it may be 2.5cm narrower (making the keyboard smaller...) but it's 2.5cm longer and a bit thicker!

4. The memory goes to 2gb (toshiba has to say 1gb as its the agreement … 4. The memory goes to 2gb (toshiba has to say 1gb as its the agreement with microsoft for all netbook manufacturers to get XP)

...as opposed to 1.5GB for the Aspire; the difference is not of much significance.

It doesn't have two SD card slots. It does have Windows (not necessary for a netbook and look at the latest virus outbreak...), and twice as much RAM.

I don't see how it's better value at £77 more than the Aspire One.

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pibpob;4127252

As far as I can see it's the same as the A150 - 1kgHow exactly? Have you … As far as I can see it's the same as the A150 - 1kgHow exactly? Have you done drop tests onto concrete?Erm, it may be 2.5cm narrower (making the keyboard smaller...) but it's 2.5cm longer and a bit thicker!...as opposed to 1.5GB for the Aspire; the difference is not of much significance.It doesn't have two SD card slots. It does have Windows (not necessary for a netbook and look at the latest virus outbreak...), and twice as much RAM.I don't see how it's better value at £77 more than the Aspire One.



1. the Acer A110 with SDD is 1kg, the Acer A150 with HDD is 1.2kg - 20% more
2. the Acer's chassis flexes when pressed. The toshiba doesn't. this is subjective. I have had both machines
3. The A150 with Windows is at least £250. Despite you liking Linux, and I use it at home as a server operating system, buyers predominantly go for XP even though it is more costly. I personally dislike Linux on the desktop, but as a server OS it is great.
4. The toshiba is actually £30 cheaper then the Acer with XP.

colonel;4127536

1. the Acer A110 with SDD is 1kg, the Acer A150 with HDD is 1.2kg - 20% … 1. the Acer A110 with SDD is 1kg, the Acer A150 with HDD is 1.2kg - 20% more

No it isn't - that's the weight with the 6-cell battery as well. Could someone weigh the Asda Aspire One to see how much it actually weighs?

Other than that, it seems to come down to a choice between Windows and Linux. Windows is no better for this application (and of course has all those virus problems) - people choose it for familiarity. It's actually harder to use than the sheer simplicity of Linpus Lite for someone who is new to computers. And the comparison is with the Asda Aspire One at £150.

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pibpob;4127929

No it isn't - that's the weight with the 6-cell battery as well. Could … No it isn't - that's the weight with the 6-cell battery as well. Could someone weigh the Asda Aspire One to see how much it actually weighs?Other than that, it seems to come down to a choice between Windows and Linux. Windows is no better for this application (and of course has all those virus problems) - people choose it for familiarity. It's actually harder to use than the sheer simplicity of Linpus Lite for someone who is new to computers. And the comparison is with the Asda Aspire One at £150.



this deal is for the XP NB100. There is also a Linux NB100. It is not mean to be an OS war. The fact that most people pick XP speaks for itself.

However, you are welcome to post the NB100 Linux deal.

colonel;4128120

this deal is for the XP NB100. There is also a Linux NB100. It is not … this deal is for the XP NB100. There is also a Linux NB100. It is not mean to be an OS war....The fact that most people pick XP speaks for itself.

The only thing it says (assuming you're correct - you weren't about the weight of the device) is that people are familiar with Windows. If you don't want an OS war, don't fan the flames.

Is their any way to get free postage?
Thanks for help within this thread, convinced me to get one.

Oh I love this site the comments on IT deals are by far the most entertaining I've had to register because this thread is hilarious, so far there have been a post to a review for a machine with a completely different spec, claims it doesn't have things it does (a webcam) and people banging on about the Aspire one being 77 cheaper when that deal has EXPIRED it is now 200 quid. The fact that the HP has a better resolution is a good point (especially for a notebook and thats actually gone down to 189.99) but Colonel did say most had the same resolution.

It makes me laugh when people dis the specs of laptops/notebooks here most of the specs are way beyond what people need for what they are actually doing on their laptops/notebooks or are you all doing 1000 line spreadsheet accounts...

Hats off to the Colonel for batting off all the comments but I'm with you as you say notebooks and laptops are for people on the move and go in to any office around the world and look at what people take on the move and its Toshiba, they are renowned for that in the industry.

I will add heat as soon as I work out how

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kid992;4130632

Oh I love this site the comments on IT deals are by far the most … Oh I love this site the comments on IT deals are by far the most entertaining I've had to register because this thread is hilarious, so far there have been a post to a review for a machine with a completely different spec, claims it doesn't have things it does (a webcam) and people banging on about the Aspire one being 77 cheaper when that deal has EXPIRED it is now 200 quid. The fact that the HP has a better resolution is a good point (especially for a notebook and thats actually gone down to 189.99) but Colonel did say most had the same resolution.It makes me laugh when people dis the specs of laptops/notebooks here most of the specs are way beyond what people need for what they are actually doing on their laptops/notebooks or are you all doing 1000 line spreadsheet accounts...Hats off to the Colonel for batting off all the coments but I'm with you as you say notebooks and laptops are for people on the move and go in to any office around the world and look at what people take on the move and its Toshiba, they are renowned for that in the industry.I will add heat as soon as I work out how



cheers
and welcome to hot uk deals !

Misco.co.uk now has the same deal.

colonel;4126204

Oddly there is software for bluetooth and instructions for a sim card, … Oddly there is software for bluetooth and instructions for a sim card, but neither of these radios are fitted to this model.In terms of battery life its a 4 cell battery which "real world" gives 2-2.5 hours.My acer 150 gives around 1-2 hours.My asus eee 900 with 5200mah battery gave 2-3 hoursRgds



Thanks for the reply. Guess I'm gonna have to keep saving or wait for a deal on the NC10, since I really a netbook with big battery life.
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