Toshiba builds a netbook that doesn't have lousy speakers

When most people think of a netbook, they think small, underpowered and cheap. They don't expect a netbook to have a pair of speakers that won't sound like Tetris on Gameboy. We expect netbooks to sound inferior to larger notebook computers, but Toshiba wants to change that notion.

Toshiba's NB520 might look like any old netbook at first glance, but you'll notice that it has two rather bold speakers built right into its palm rest. My friend, those aren't regular tinny speakers, they're Harman Kardon ones. The speakers can output at 4W and supports Dolby Advanced Audio to enhance your musical tastes. I anticipate some vibration boom when your palms are resting over the speakers.

Audiophiles will instantly know that can only mean one thing: Lady Gaga on full blast! On second thought, maybe the queen of weird isn't the ideal sampling to hear initially.

Specs for the NB520 aren't too shabby either with a 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive and three USB ports. The souped-up netbook will be available in in Europe and Asia for about $457. Toshiba hasn't announced the NB520 for the U.S. yet, so if Harman Kardon speakers in a netbook has you excited, importing might just be the way to go.

Netbook News, via Techno Techniques

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