Toshiba NB520-108 reviews and prices: Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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Naomi, Winchester Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Battery life and general portability brilliant
Really good screen
Really good speakers for such a small computer
Bad points:
All these are minor compared to overall great satisfaction with this product.
Rather too many Toshiba 'extras' which pop up all the time and need clearing off because they affect processing power.
Because of these, when I go to shut down it always tells me that background porgrammes are running which I can't then locate to close them.
Would be good if it came bundled with full version of Microsoft Office rather than Windows Starter version and would have been prepared to pay extra for this rather than having to purchase and install.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2011

John , Waterlooville Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Design, battery life
Bad points:
I find it difficult to understand why the machine only has 1GB of memory . Performance can be dramatically improved by increasing memory to 2GB and I would have thought at little additional cost.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser Often on the move

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Sound is better than normal netbooks, and the processor is the latest atom dual core. Keyboard is good with big keys. High end netbook in good build quality.
Bad points:
Quite expensive for what it is. The bluetooth can not be used together with the Wi-Fi as it uses the same antenna. Display performance is just average.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Like the speakers on the front
Bad points:
Not found any yet
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 May 2011

Cynthia, Braintree General home user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
I love Toshiba products but unfortunately this one is not working properly and is being returned My laptop excellent my net book faulty.
Bad points:
Battery constantly decaying and will not charge
Will not shut down -will not configure upgrades
Takes up to 5 mins to open a programme or not at all
Overall rating 2.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 2.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I bought this for it's portability having tossed up between a netbook and a tablet. The computer is going to spend some time travelling in a case so I wanted the added protection to the screen.
The Toshiba is well made and sturdy.
I like the different colour of the casing and the non slip finish on it.
The screen is clear, the keyboard is excellent.
I am used to the Windows 7 operating system.
The netbook connects very easily with Wifi and I have not as yet had any problems with it.
The sound from the speakers is good, but rather quiet.
The computer is good and I am pleased with my purchase, however I intend to upgrade the RAM to 2GB try to speed it up ( perhaps the Quad Core desktop is an unfair comparison :lol:).
Bad points:
The pre-installed programs, the Toshiba software slows the computer down, I am gradually binning the ones I am most unlikely to ever use.

Why doesn't Toshiba just stick a 2GB RAM in this machine? Most people seem to end up doing this and the cost to Toshiba during the manufacture process would be peanuts. If they did it would be hard to beat.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jul 2011

Mark, Esher Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Size, battery life, case design
Bad points:
Fiddly on/off switch. McAffee pre-installed and not intuitive to remove if you don't want it.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2011

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