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Toshiba NB200 Mini Notebook 9 Hour Battery Life

by Robert Stewart

on Tue Sep 29, 2009

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Yet another mini book (also known as the net-book) hits the market! However, this one is slightly different, as the Toshiba sales Rep claims a 9 hour continuous use battery life from its 6 cell battery.

There is a basic XP Home model for £254 (excluding vat) as well as a 3G enabled model (built-in mobile broadband capability) at £300 (excluding vat). The drawback with the 3G model is a reduction of battery life by 3 hours (if the 3G is used continuously) which just shows you how much power is consumed by mobile broadband.

Update (02/10/09): There is also 3 cell version battery (4 hour continuous use battery life) available in Linux and Windows XP for £218 + vat.

The Toshiba Rep also informed me that it has been designed for school children and so features the usual rugged clips, etc. Didn't mention any drop testing though! Saying that, I've read Toshiba have installed a G-sensor to enable free-fall protection for the hard drive. Whenever excessive movement is detected the drive heads are locked to help protect the hard drive. Since the hard drive is the only mechanical part, it is usualy the most common mode of failure when you drop it! So, this G-sensor will help prevent damage during a fall.

Specification:

  • Intel Atom N270 processor
  • 10.1" VGA screen
  • 1Gb Ram
  • 160Gb Hard Drive
  • Wireless

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