Toshiba NB550D

Toshiba has unveiled its third 10-inch netbook with the NB550D. This Toshiba netbook is powered by the dual-core AMD C50 1GHz processor (known as Ontario) and will be added to the NB500 and NB520 Atom powered netbooks.


The Toshiba NB550D features the ATi Radeon HD 6250M for graphics, 2x Harman Kardon speakers (also used in the Toshiba NB520), an HDMI port, and a 6-cell battery. The display is backlit and offers a brilliant 1280×768 pixel resolution. You get 250GB hard disk drive (spinning at 5400RPM) and 1GB RAM. The company claims around 9.5 hours of runtime (which should be achievable since these Ontario processors are said to be pretty power-frugal).


There are three USB 2.0 ports on the unit which support the unique Sleep-and-Charge function to keep the powered devices charged even when the netbook is not powered on. It will be available in three colors – orange, brown and green and ship in the month of February in Europe. No idea when it will be made available in US.

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  1. ashish das says:

    please release these models in india. Thnk u.

  2. Philip says:

    I just bought mine today for €329 at Media Markt and i can say that its really a nice thing. It acts much faster than my former N450 Netbook, but you have to keep in mind that its also louder than my previus device, at least when the fan is running at high speed, which never happened with my Samsung N210 before. When i tried full HD Videos in Youtube today, they didnt actually run fluently.

    Anyway, a nice netbook…

    1. Kamal DS says:

      Try updating the Flash drivers to v10.2 and see if that makes some difference. They add Fusion support.

  3. Philip says:

    Thanks for the hint, but the newest version was already installed :-(

    1. Kamal DS says:

      I hope 720p video playback is not jittery.

  4. Philip says:

    unfortunately it is also jittery, but at least better than 1080p.

    I still hope that they might be able to solve this problem by offering some new drivers.

    1. Kamal DS says:

      WTF. AMD blew it.

  5. WTF says:

    How can some reviewers say this supports 1080p and some say it don’t. It’s either NO or YES and it’s bloody easy to test this.

    Most only want to play 1080p YouTube comfortably which doesn’t require specs required for True HD anyhow since they don’t use advanced features of the h.264, but some of us want to be able to play x264/MKV 1080p which requires a bit more grunt. So TEST this.

    And if it really doesn’t cope with 720p no matter what the format it definitely isn’t HD capable.

    1. Kamal DS says:

      You know, I tried running 1080p YouTube on a similarly speced machine (Asus 1215B) and it ran without a problem. All credits to the amazing ATI Radeon HD 6250 GPU.

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