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Toshiba NB200 gets a WiFi Radar




I’ve mentioned Toshiba’s own netbook here on a couple of occasion and have been spotted in store shelves since last month. We got a better look at the netbook this afternoon along with a couple of other Toshiba multimedia laptops.

The NB200 will come in very bright pink and blue but I prefer the brown or the white one. The specs are still the same standard list I pointed earlier.

toshiba nb200

The suggested retail price of Php29,990 still stands — a little steep on the price spectrum, IMO.

toshiba nb205

Of course, there’s option to upgrade to 2GB RAM and get a 6-cell battery but that’s extra cost already. Like Sony, Toshiba puts a premium on their brand so that should explain the price discrepancy from other netbooks currently available in the market.

wifi radar

One pretty nifty utility this model has is the WiFi Radar that shows all access points in a radar-like screen.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. Jhay says:

    Neat! And so geeky! :D

  2. Patrick says:

    Lenovo also has this radar thingy which I think is easier to understand because they also show the percentage of signal strength. The new one is on a horizontal format but it’s still a bit similar to this:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/2968743319_28a946bbf2.jpg

  3. Victor says:

    Still a little bit pricey pero ok na din.

  4. jong says:

    as far as i can remember, my old laptop has this feature… its a toshiba L20 series.. but this one looks better…

  5. Dustin says:

    Look closely at the right side of the picture. it says ConfigFree. That program comes with Toshiba laptops by default I believe. My 2yr-old A215 also has that.

    For a similar program, you can use the Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor. You need to have a sidebar though (easy for Vista, dunno for XP).

    http://lifehacker.com/5054802/xirrus-wi+fi-monitor-detects-wireless-networks

    *The Xirrus website seems to be down as I type this.

  6. Cezar C. says:

    I also have a Configfree radar. It’s kinda useful. I have a Toshiba A80.

    Btw, i saw a keychain-like device that can detect a hotspot in one of the chain of CD-R King. This might be very useful, so you don’t have to open your laptop to detect a wifi. Do you guys have any suggestion what brand should I buy?

  7. Cheeseter says:

    Does it have a SONAR like sound? hehe…

  8. Jonathan says:

    A bit off-topic but SMART BRO just got a nice boost

    Smart BRO Fixed Plan 999 Now at 512 Kbps

    Cheers

  9. Juno Limjap says:

    Hey Yuga – Nice stuff you got here. definitely news worthy!!!! =) (wink!)

    Nice meeting you, finally. =)

  10. Juno Limjap says:

    Hi Yuga!!

    nICE TO FINALLY MEET YOU!!! U got nice stuff here, this is definitely news worthy. =) (wink!)

    Hope to see u again soon.
    Again thanks very much.

    Juno

  11. badong says:

    mga gago kayo, kung ano ano ang mga pinagsasabi nyo.
    ala lang kayo pera..

    nasinga…

  12. bilog says:

    Proud owner here..and honestly I agree with Yuga, nice research gurl! article/review is excellent as well.

  13. gerald says:

    hi how to get the easy wifi radar blue skin…f u have a details please send to my email this is my email [email protected]..thnks…

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