2010.next: a better netbook for meetings

I recently borrowed one of the 10″ netbooks that came out this year, and tested Build 123 on it. Here’s a shot of Toshiba’s sleek black NB205 displaying a clean Device Driver Utility run.


The NB205 has a keyboard on par with the r500 I use regularly—large for a netbook—and has a superior trackpad. Suspend-resume is reliable; compiz runs well; the extra vertical inch means fewer application compromises over last year’s netbook crop. (For instance, rather than rearranging panel to the sides, use of gnome-panel‘s auto-hide feature is enough to let applications run well when maximized.)

If I don’t have to give it back, it’ll be my new “netbook for meetings”.

Netbook styling credit to Dave Powell.

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