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The stylish Toshiba mini NB550D offers astonishing performance. Cutting-edge AMD processing provides HD graphics and multitasking, while Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio technology deliver perfect sound. A 25.7cm (10.1”) Toshiba TruBrite display with LED backlighting provides crystal clear detail, and HDMI connectivity provides compatibility with HDTVs for big-screen playback, while 250GB of storage offers plenty of space for movies and music. Add to that a battery life of up to 9.5 hours and you've found the perfect mobile companion.
Much more than an ordinary netbook, the incredible Toshiba mini NB550D provides the perfect platform to enjoy multimedia content at home or on the move. Near-perfect audio is provided by powerful integrated Harman Kardon speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio, which combine with HD graphics to create an unparalleled netbook platform for watching movies and enjoying music. An integrated HDMI port also means you can connect the netbook directly to your HDTV, allowing you to switch to big screens instantly and on demand.
A stunning, thin and light design makes the Toshiba mini NB550D the perfect mobile computing companion. Weighing less than 1.32kg and measuring just 17mm at its thinnest point, you’ll be able to carry it anywhere and forget you have it with you. The stylish, soft rubber exterior design is also available in different striking colours, meaning you’ll be able to find the model that matches your personal style.
Maximise your experience of Windows 7 and see the NB550D come alive with LifeSpace. A free productivity application suite, LifeSpace gives you a personalised approach to accessing your files, organising daily activities, projects and more. LifeSpace is a unique collection of apps designed by Toshiba to make computing simple, intuitive and fun and is great for work and home across all age groups. Complimenting the Windows 7 operating system, LifeSpace helps you simplify your PC experience through personalisation and quicker access to the things that matter the most to you, thanks to Bulletin Board and ReelTime.
Bulletin Board is an easy-to-use visual organisation tool that allows you to create a personalised space for managing projects, viewing tasks, photos and more. Organise your day, your events, and your life with a virtual pin board. Stick reminders, photos or tasks onto the board to help you organise or to ensure you don't forget an important appointment. Bulletin Board is a simple, intuitive and pleasant experience to handle your daily digital life.
Remember that file you looked at a while back but have no idea where you kept it on your PC? Well with Toshiba’s ReelTime, a visual timeline of your file history up to 3 months old is kept so that you can cut through the clutter to find what you are looking for quickly and easily. It sits above the Windows taskbar and the timeline can be easily scrolled through until you find the file you're looking for.
There is no need to carry around multiple charging accessories when you have your NB550D. With a Sleep n' charge USB port you can charge your mobile phone, MP3 player and other digital gadgets even while your laptop is switched off--now you can charge your gadgets overnight and wake up to a fully-charged battery.
The camera and microphone let you see and hear your contacts online, and can take still pictures, video clips and audio notes. With Toshiba's integrated webcam communication is made easy--network with friends and family from the comfort of your own home.
The NB550D is equipped with integrated premium branded Harman Kardon speakers, reproducing your music in rich, high quality stereo. The sound is delivered across the speakers, creating a life-like audio experience. The premium quality allows you to enjoy your music and movies in parallel with high definition picture quality, ensuring an enjoyable entertainment experience.
The NB550D also features Dolby Advanced Audio which upgrades the audio capabilities of your laptop to deliver a more natural sound experience. Dolby Advanced Audio uses the same optimisation techniques that go into tuning movie theatres and mixing rooms and improves the playback quality of compressed digital content (such as MP3 or WMA files). Dolby Advanced Audio does this by analysing audio signals and works to restore high-frequency sounds often lost in encoding. At the same time, it also works on low-end sounds and returns the effects so they can be heard with all their original impact. The result is detailed sound quality with booming bass and with higher highs, and works with audio outputs including the in-built Harman Kardon speakers, headphones, and line-out.
With the NB550D packing seriously impressive speakers, it seems a shame to let them go to waste while your machine’s in sleep mode or even switched off. With our new USB Sleep-and-Music technology you don’t have to. It can take advantage of the Harman Kardon speakers even when your PC’s powered off.
USB Sleep-and-Music effectively turns your Toshiba laptop into a set of separate speakers. Hook up your MP3 player into the microphone jack and you’ll be able to make use of the more powerful woofers and tweeters inside. Sat out on the patio or away in a hotel, you’ll have a sound system to hand for when headphones just don’t do the songs justice.
It’s also a perfect feature for parties. With USB Sleep-and-Music, you can switch between music collections in an instant. Everyone can take their turn as DJ by hooking up their MP3 player, and when it’s your turn to play tunes you can fire up your PC and tap into its own MP3 library in a jiffy.
USB Sleep-and-Music is smart thinking in practice. It means you’ve always got speakers to hand to really crank up the volume, but you’re not hammering away at your laptop’s battery or lugging around extra weight by doing so. It brings a whole new dimension to the multimedia laptop--a music machine that’s never off duty.
A new interface to make content streaming easy, Toshiba Media Controller software facilitates media sharing between connected multimedia devices. Media Controller allows you to stream videos, music and pictures from a media library to TVs, mini notebooks, smartphones or media players through a simple drag-and-drop interface. The system allows media sharing on networks under one single unified user interface through Windows 7's "play to" functionality and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) which ensures interoperability of connected devices in a home multimedia network. Toshiba Media Controller makes multimedia file sharing a breeze. Easily display videos captured with a mobile phone via a network connection directly on a mini notebook and stream movies stored on a mini notebook to a large HD TV (requires DLNA-certified device) without knowledge about network configuration and with only a few clicks.
The Toshiba NB550D has an integrated HDMI port for added convenience and enhanced usability. Now you can connect your laptop to an external device and stream high definition content. When using HDMI, audio and visual content are streamed through a single cable, removing the need for multiple connections. Now you only need one cable, making connecting your laptop easier and tidier.
The NB550D's touchpad features multi-touch gesture support, providing an innovative alternative to conventional scrolling and buttons. The touchpad features an advanced, touch-sensitive interface solution that senses the position of a finger or fingers on its surface and recognises pinching, swiping, and rotating motions performed by simply moving your fingers.
The multi-touch touchpad recognises four different finger gestures:
Connect to the Internet easily thanks to Toshiba's ConfigFree suite. ConfigFree features Wireless Radar which displays nearby active WiFi access points in a radar-like graphical interface. Draw a line from your computer to easily connect to WiFi access points. Connectivity Doctor analyses your network connection and assists in fixing problems, features easy diagnosis and repair of communication problems, and shows a detailed network. Profile Settings allows you to easily switch between network configurations and profiles can be created to capture the settings in different locations and switched automatically or semi-automatically. Finally, WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) features a push-button configuration setting to easily setup a secured connection between an access point/router and your mini notebook.
Save mini notebook power with Eco Utility, a power saving application designed by Toshiba to encourage better energy efficient usage. Accessed via the Windows taskbar, once activated you can monitor and begin saving power consumption immediately. A power consumption chart can be displayed to show the increase and decrease of power consumption when the Eco Mode is active. The utility is designed to offer a graphic view of consumption while using the mini notebook, as well as a historical record of consumption which can display both power consumption (displayed in WH) and CO2 emissions (displayed in kg). Eco Utility allows the user to work in a power-saving Eco Power Plan. Once Eco mode is activated, the system works accordingly to set Eco-friendly parameters, such as automatically dimming the display brightness, disabling LED and keyboard backlighting, and reducing the time before activating the hard drive sleep mode.