Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Toshiba Netbook update

Well, I've had my netbook about 3 weeks now, and I'm completely satisfied with my purchase. Having read all the specs and multiple reviews before purchasing, it completely fulfills my expectations. I have set power settings a little higher toward the power end and less toward battery and while checking email and light web surfing (30 min to 1 hr) via a network cable, playing mp3's, watching videos stored on my hdd, reading ebooks, and doing light word processing I have plenty of power and between 5 - 7 hours battery life. I'm happy.

I only have 2 problems with this netbook, one minor and one semi major.
Minor-the buttons for the touchpad need a small trim piece between their edge and the edge of the wrist rest to keep me from activating them when my belly hits it. I know, I know. Just set it on a table and it won't happen, right? Wrong! This is a form factor called a laptop, capable of being used while sitting down by placing it in your lap.

Semi Major-What the hell took Toshiba so long to bring this thing out? A few years back I had a Toshiba Libretto 100 and it was great, just a little smaller but not near as capable so I know they
know how to build this form factor right, and this time they built it better than the Libretto.