If you count Starbucks or the airport as your office, you probably have both a laptop computer and a sore back. Performance is important in a notebook computer, but so is portability. Itâ€™s a shame that, more often than not, the two are mutually exclusive. You can go for the 3-inch screen and cracker-sized keyboard or something bigger than necessary for checking your email and doing a bit of word processing.
Toshibaâ€™s NB 200 fills an important gap in notebook computers: itâ€™s bigger than your Blackberry, but at an inch thick and less than three pounds, itâ€™s much smaller than your laptop is now, and does all of the same things without compromise. It has a full-size keyboard, and where other compact notebooks donâ€™t stand the test of time – quite literally, their battery life is limited to only an hour or two without large external battery packs – the NB200 has a battery life of about three and a half hours – way longer than youâ€™ll ever want to be sitting at Starbucks. Plus, at under $500, it’s cheaper than phisiotherapy.
NB 200 laptops, $429-$479. For more information, see toshiba.com.