Netbooks were geared to replace the bulky laptop for those who travel a lot and need Internet access. The pint sized laptops were limited in the power they provided to users using light weight processors to do their computing. But Toshiba has a laptop that could should fill the need for the light weight advantage of a netbook, but with the power of a laptop.

Last night a friend of ours stopped by to show off a new laptops she had just purchased at Best Buy. The unit was a Toshiba Protege Laptop being sold at Best Buy for $799.99 and comes with the following setup:

  • Intel® Core™ i3-350M processor
    With a 3MB cache and 2.26GHz processor speed.
  • Intel® Core™ i3 processor
    Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
  • 4GB DDR3 memory
    For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
  • Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
    Create custom DVDs and CDs.
  • 13.3″ LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display
    With TruBrite technology and a 1366 x 768 resolution delivers intense detail and clarity. Native support for 720p content.
  • Intel® Wireless Display
    Wirelessly transmits streamed or downloaded movies, TV shows, music, photos and more from your laptop, network or the Internet to your TV (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter required, not included).
  • 500GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
    Offers fast read/write times. 3D hard drive impact sensor for smooth operation.

Some of the features I liked was that a HDMI outlet was included and that this laptop only weighs about 3 lbs. In addition the netbook comes with Windows 7 Home Premium which makes it easy to use. This laptop I believe offers the advantage of a laptop along with the light weight of a netbook.

Take a look and see what you think.

Comments welcome.

Best Buy – Toshiba Laptop