Toshiba has launched its third-generation netbook today, the NB300 and NB305. As one would expect, both are based on Intel's Pine Trail platform, with a 1.66GHz Atom processor, and a 250GB HDD.


The latest units have a smaller footprint, are lighter at 2.6lbs, and offer an impressive 11-hour battery life. Among other possible differences, the NB300 costs $350 and is only available in black with a standard keyboard, while the NB305 runs $400 and features a two-tone color scheme and chiclet-style keyboard.

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BenQ is also shipping a new Pine Trail-based netbook today. The company's JoyBook Lite U103 is less than an inch thick and boasts a dual storage configuration with a 32GB SSD and 500GB HDD. BenQ advertises a 10.1" LED-backlit display, SRS TruSound HD and SRS CS Headphone, and an eight-hour battery life (with a six-cell battery).


The JoyBook Lite U103 is reportedly on shelves in China, Taiwan and Thailand, but I haven't spotted a price or information on availability in other markets.