Hands on pictures - Toshiba NB300/NB305 netbooks

Launched at the beginning of January, Toshiba took the opportunity to show off its follow up to last year's NB200 at its annual press summit yesterday

The two new netbooks are pretty much identical, save for some aesthetical differences in the keyboards - the NB305 packs a tiled keyboard while the NB300 serves up a more traditional look.

The NB300 will also only be available in black, while the NB305 gets the option of brown or white with a textured cover. Swish.

The netbook duo promise a few improvements on last year's model, including an integrated battery for a more streamline design, a more powerful Atom chip, a larger multi-touch touchpad and an improved battery life.

Spec-wise, the netbooks run with Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N450 chip under the hood, a decent 250GB of storage and a choice of Windows XP Home or Windows 7 Starter operating systems.

Both models weigh in at a bag friendly 1.3kg, promise up to 11 hours of battery life thanks to a 6 cell battery and even boasts Sleep-and-Charge USB ports for charging your gadgets even when the netbook is switched off.

A nice addition to the spec sheet is the netbooks' compatibility with the faster 802.11n Wifi standard, alongside the slower, more often seen netbook staples of 802.11b/g.

Both the NB300 and NB305 netbooks are on the market now, priced at £269 and £329 respectively - although we'd guess you could hunt them out cheaper on the net.

How do you think this compares to the other netbooks on the market? Let us know below.