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For full specifications see the Toshiba Satellite NB15t specifications page.
|Name||Toshiba Satellite NB10|
|Processor||Intel Celeron Processor N2810, N2820, or Pentium N3510, N3520|
|Screen||11.6“ widescreen HD TruBrite LED Backlit display 1366×768 (HD), 16:9 aspect ratio. “T” models have touchscreen|
|RAM||2GB or 4GB, can take up to 8GB|
|HDD||500GB HDD 5400rpm - can accept any 7mm disk or HDD|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
|Network|| RTL8101E 10/100 Ethernet LAN
QCA9565 / AR9565 wireless (or Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1×1 AC (433Mbps)?)
|Processor||Working fine||Might need 3.14 kernel|
|Screen||Working fine||Needs “acpi_backlight=vendor” for brightness control|
|Graphics Chip||Working fine||Might need 3.14 kernel|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Headphone Port||Working fine|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Ethernet||Problems after suspend||Might need 3.14 kernel - even then, is broken after a suspend/resume|
|Bluetooth||Working fine||Needs “firmware-atheros” package on Debian|
|Card Reader||Working fine|
|Keyboard||Working fine||Needs “i8042.reset i8042.nomux=1” to avoid problems after resume|
|TouchPad||Working fine||Needs “i8042.reset i8042.nomux=1” to avoid problems after resume|
|Suspend/Resume||Working fine||Needs above options for kb/pad + “reboot=p”|
The NB10 appears to be the NB10T without the touch-screen. NB15 is likewise the NB15T without the touch-screen. Other aspects appear to be identical.
I'm not sure but I think the NB15 and NB10 are the same machine inside, and the difference in model number is just for marketing reasons (NB10 is perhaps Asia+EMEA, NB15 Americas, possibly).
These machines are based on the Bay Trail-M chipset and are therefore UEFI only. Access BIOS by holding down ESC or F12 *before and during* power-on.
Once Secure Boot is disabled, an ordinary “hybrid” ISO can be booted from a USB device (eg a Debian or Ubuntu install CD image).
UEFI BIOS is buggy but can be worked-around - see http://unofficialnb10.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/toshiba-nb10-booting-linux/
Excellent support with a 3.14 kernel, everything good except the Ethernet. Earlier kernels are more troublesome.
Some commandline options are needed to get suspend, resume, reboot, and brightness control working.
Really nice machine, especially the quad-core (N3510/N3520) versions.
More information at http://unofficialnb10.wordpress.com/.