Toshiba NB550D Netbook Not to Make it to the US Markets

January 25, 2011, By Sanjeev

The Toshiba NB550D netbook is currently grabbing headlines, for not being permitted to sell in the United States. The device is one of the first netbooks to feature a dual core AMD C-50 Ontario chip with ATI Radeon 6250 graphics. It  is being released in Australia and Europe, but customers in the US will be disappointed.

Toshiba NB550D Netbook Not to Make it to the US Markets

Toshiba, for the time being, has decided not to offer the NB550D in the US. May be this is just a plan that could change later, but then, we would advise US customers not to look at buying the netbook now.

The AMD chip onboard this device is the latest rival to the dominating Intel Atom processors in the netbook market. The display offers a resolution of 1280×768 pixels.

The netbook comes with 1GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 250GB – impressive enough for a netbook. The power department will be equipped with a six-cell battery that will offer an impressive backup.

For the time-being, it is only Acer that offers a 10-inch netbook with an AMD C-50 processor. The Acer device is not directly available to customers, but it’s available for pre-order on Amazon for $330.

The current scene not withstanding, we guess Toshiba might get to take the device to the US shores sometime in future.

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    It is not surprising that such a great AMD-based netbook will not be selling in the states.

    Intel, as revealed by court evidence, routinely bribes OEMs to drop AMD-based products. Intel also bribes retailers not to sell AMD computers.

    (60-pages of proof that Intel tramples antitrust laws)