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It's all 'tablet this' and 'tablet that' these days. But we remember the good old times, when netbooks were all the rage, what with their low prices, long battery life and zany 'keyboards'. The 10.1-inch NB500 netbook doesn't break any new ground, but, at around £250, it could be a decent budget buy. Toshiba hasn't updated its netbook design since last year, so the NB500 looks very similar to the NB520 and NB305. The design has its plus points, such as the soft, rubberised finish used on the lid and the fact it's available in various colours, including blue, green, brown and black. The colour of the lid is echoed on the trackpad buttons too, but otherwise the design feels uninspiring, especially compared to similarly sized models from Samsung, such as the new NC110. Toshiba has fitted the NB500 with three USB ports, but, unlike some of the other models in its range, none of these ports are enabled for 'sleep and charge', so you can't use them to charge up mobile devices when the netbook is switched off. There's a VGA port, but there's no HDMI socket, which perhaps isn't surprising on a model in this price range. Bluetooth is also absent -- like an HDMI port, it's something that Toshiba reserves for the pricier models in its netbook range.
By MaximumPC, published 21-02-2011
If the Taiwan market is any indication, prices may soon come down on dual-core netbooks in the U.S. Netbook prices in Taiwan are on a downwards trend, recently falling to around $340, and some models have gone lower than that. Notebook players say it's a necessary adjustment in order to create some separation with the emerging tablet market, Digitimes reports. Nevertheless, notebook makers aren't ...