Toshiba Mini NB200 Netbook Includes Fat, 9-Cell Battery

While most netbooks are settling for 3 and 6-cell batteries, the Toshiba Mini NB200 will be bundled with a 9-cell battery for a promised 9 hours of run time. UPDATE

Just announced for the UK, the Mini NB200 is completely typical aside from its battery, with an Atom N270 or N280 processor, 160GB hard drive and unspecified (but probably 1GB) of RAM.

Yet in spite of its fatty power source, the NB200 still weighs under 2.5lbs—which is either an extreme feat of engineering or the result of an overzealous press release. We'll hope for the former.

The NB200 will be out in the UK in May, starting in the mid-$400s. [T3 via Ubergizmo]


UPDATE: Apparently the 9-cell was a typo! From Toshiba, "The UK specific press release refers to an upgradable nine-cell battery, with a battery life of 9 hours. Please be aware that this is a typo. The NB200 will, in fact, offer an upgrade to a six-cell battery, but will retain the 9 hour battery life."