I worked on a Toshiba NB205 this week and I am very impressed with it. The model we got is a NB205-N310/BN. It has an Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. It is Bluetooth enabled, so you do not have to buy additional adapter. One nice feature is the USB Sleep-and-Charge. You can charge any device that can be charged through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode(standby). This feature is available on higher end models of Toshiba laptops. It’s a pleasant surprise that they include it on a budget netbook.
I like the keyboard a lot. What’s good about it is that there are dedicated keys for arrows, Page Up and Page Down.
On the right side, we have two USB ports, a power connector and a security lock slot.
The indicators are on the front.
The SD card slot is on the front, too.
We have VGA, headphone, microphone, Ethernet and one more USB port on the left.
This shot shows the oversize 6 cell battery. I must admit, the battery does not look nice. However, I think most people will trade the look for the extra power provided by the bigger battery.
Now is time to show you how to replace the 1GB built-in RAM with a 2GB one. There is only one slot, so you have to take out the old one and replace it. You can use a 2GB PC2-5300 667MHz 200-pin SODIMM Memory. Before you begin, turn off the computer and remove the battery. There is only one screw to remove. I have marked its location in this photo. Once you remove the screw, Gently remove the cover. The cover is secured by two tabs around the mid section. You need to apply a bit of force to get it open.
Before you touch any components inside the computer, touch any metal in your surrounding to discharge statics on you or put on an anti-static wrist strap. Gently pull out the clips from the side of the memory. The memory would pop up. Remove it.
Insert the new memory into the slot at an angle. Note that there is a notch on the memory, make sure the orientation is alright. If you have problems inserting the memory, the orientation is probably wrong.
Push down the memory so it locks in place. The last step is just to put back the cover and screw.
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