The Toshiba NB520 netbook is now shipping in the UK and Germany, and the folks at British site TechRadar have posted a short review of the mini-laptop.
The netbook’s claim to fame is the build-in harman/kardon speakers, and TechRadar reports they sound surprisingly good — although the speakers are on the palm rest, so you might muffle the sound a bit with your hands when you’re typing.
The reviewer also noted that the Toshiba NB520 gets a good 10 hours of run time. Only a handful of netbooks get better battery life than that.
On other hand, the reviewer was unimpressed with the spacebar on the laptop, which apparently needed to be pressed very firmly in the center.
The netbook features a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom N550 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive. It has a 10 inch display and runs Windows 7 Starter Edition. It was first unveiled in December, but this is the first English-language review of the laptop I’ve seen.
There’s no word on if or when this model will make it to the US.