The new Toshiba netbooks are really good, with a great finish and up to 9 hours of battery life. But there is an issue for Linux users: the BIOS driver is not maintained anymore. The NB205 series have Phoenix BIOS, not Toshiba ones, so the driver is Omnibook, which is abandonned since 2007.
I can’t help much, because my programming skills barely let me write a PyGTK application. But if anyone is willing to dive in, I would be happy to run any kind of tests.