The mobile sound machine: Toshiba mini NB520 with superior sound quality

Toshiba’s latest netbook family includes the mini NB520 with Harman/Kardon® speakers and the no-frills model mini NB500

Press Release

NB520


Neuss, Germany, 2nd December 2010 – Toshiba Computer Systems, a division of Toshiba Europe GmbH, today unveiled two models of its new netbook family: the mini NB500 and the mini NB520, a model for users who want a slim and stylish netbook with enhanced sound features.
The mini NB520 is the world’s first netbook with embedded premium speakers from Harman/Kardon® for a superb entertainment experience with a vibrant sound.
The mini NB500 and the mini NB520 will be available during the first quarter of 2011 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Netbook users very much value outstanding sound
“Offering a magic sound experience by featuring the world’s smallest Harman/Kardon speakers on a laptop embedded in a slim and stylish casing, the mini NB520 meets a yet unfulfilled user demand in the netbook market”, said Marco Perino, General Manager, Product Marketing EMEA Toshiba Computer Systems Division. 81.4%[1] of netbook users say that it is important that their device offers a good sound.
More than two thirds of netbook users use the speakers when listening to music or watching videos while being alone at home, while around 40% do so together with friends.



Vibrant bass and crystal clear trebles
Despite its diminutive size, the mini NB520 packs a powerful sonic punch with its 2 watt Harman/Kardon® stereo speakers, giving sound volume and quality not normally associated with netbooks.
They support Dolby® Advanced AudioTM to provide a natural sound experience while listening to music or watching videos in HD quality (720p) on the netbook.

The Sleep and Music feature allows consumers who’ve stored their favorite music tracks on a MP3 player to connect the gadget to the netbook and listen to the music through the speakers without turning the PC on.

The slim mini NB500 serves users everyday computing consumption needs
As second member in Toshiba’s new netbook family, the mini NB500 is targeted at users who appreciate a slim, mobile device with basic computing consumption features at a very competitive price. Despite the affordable price, the mini NB500 is one of the thinnest and lightest netbooks on the market featuring an Intel Atom processor.

Pleasing to all senses
While the mini NB500’s and mini NB520’s subtle look with shiny metallic reflections and engraved dot patterns is pleasing to the eye, the paint with its rubber textured feeling is appealing to the touch. A selection of five fresh colour variations - blue, brown, lime green, turquoise, and orange – give customers a wide choice to express their personality.
The mini NB500 comes also in a black version.



Music adds value to the netbooks
Music Place powered by 7Digital offers an easy to use client that gives access to one of the widest catalogues of music. Users can either download purchased tracks and file it on the PC or store it on a personal cloud storage area and then sync their connected devices via internet. This opens up a modern way to enjoy content anytime and anywhere.

mini NB520 Facts & Figures*
· Intel® Atom™N550
· RAM: up to 2 GB DDR3
· HDD: up to 250 GB
· 25.7cm (10.1'') TruBrite® display with LED backlight, 16:9, 1,024 x 600 pixels
· 3x USB 2.0 including one with Sleep and Charge, 2-in-1 -Reader.
· Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 2.1* (software upgrade to Bluetooth 3.0 will be available later)
· Harman/Kardon® stereo speakers with 2 x 2 watts output, ~90dB maximum sound level
· Dolby Advanced AudioTM
· Sleep and Music via microphone port
· VGA web camera with microphone
· Battery life: up to 10 hours with 6 cell battery
· measures: 261.9mm x 189.5mm x 16.6mm (front)/35.5mm (back)
· weight: 1.32kg with 6 cell battery
· Toshiba Media Controller, Toshiba Eco Utility, Toshiba Life Space, Toshiba ConfigFreeTM
· Operating system: Windows® 7 Starter 32 bit

* depending on configuration and local availability

mini NB500 Facts & Figures* · Intel® Atom™N455
· RAM: 1GB DDR2 (up to 2GB supported)(800 MHz)
· HDD: up to 250 GB
· 25.7cm (10.1'') TruBrite® display with LED backlight, 16:9, 1,024 x 600 pixels
· 3x USB 2.0, 2-in-1 Card-Reader, Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet LAN
· VGA web camera with microphone
· Battery life: up to 8 hours with 6 cell battery: up to 8 hours with 3 cell battery: up to 4.5 hours
· measures: 261.9mm x 189.5mm x 16.6mm (front) / 35.5mm (back)
· weight: 1.32kg with 6 cell battery, 1.15kg with 3 cell battery
· Toshiba Media Controller, Toshiba Eco Utility, Toshiba Life Space, Toshiba ConfigFreeTM
· Operating system: Windows® 7 Starter 32 bit
* depending on configuration and local availability



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