Toshiba NB100 stumbles into the netbook party reeking of Ubuntu and high-quality aesthetics

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I’ve noticed a trend in netbooks. Why do most of the product shots never show the screen any more? It’s always either a shot of the netbook balanced precariously on one corner like in the photo above, or a shot of the netbook with the lid pulled way, way down (see the photo on the right). Show us the screen and keyboard already!

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Specs for Toshiba’s NB100 are similar to most other netbooks on the market: Intel Atom N270 chipset at 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB hard drive, 1024×600 widescreen 8.9-inch LCD, integrated webcam, and three USB ports. The build-quality on this one looks pretty nice. It’ll be interesting to see how well the trackpad and keyboard work, too.

Toshiba is offering Ubuntu 8.04 on the NB100, which is a nice change of pace. You can also get Windows XP if you like.

It’ll come in three colors — black, gold, and silver – and will be available in the UK in October starting at around £260 ($467). Not sure about a US release but Toshiba does sell a lot of its stuff here, so it wouldn’t be all that surprising.

[via Pocket-lint]