updated 06:32 am EDT, Thu September 5, 2013
Toshiba tries netbook reboot with Satellite ND15t
Toshiba has debuted a new Satellite netbook running Windows 8.1. The Satellite ND15t is a compact 11.6-inch touchscreen notebook aimed at the entry-level notebook targeted at users who might otherwise be tempted by a Google Chromebook. Although netbooks have all but disappeared from the market, Toshiba's new ND15t moves is being pitched as both affordable and offering more productivity than Google's Chrome OS notebooks.
The Satellite ND15t utilizes a new generation Intel N2810 dual-core CPU that is a member of the Intel's latest "Bay Trail" designs. Compared to previous Celeron chips, the new chip is around 150 percent faster and also delivers up to 300 percent better graphics performance. It also includes and HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port and supports Wi-Fi 802.11n Wi-Fi.
The Satellite ND15t will go on sale in November for $380. Although priced slightly higher than an equivalent Chromebook, it should offer better both better performance and more robust offline performance.