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4.0 out of 5 stars Last years model has been great, November 26, 2012
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This review is from: Toshiba Portege Z935-P390 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Magnesium Alloy Casing in Silver) (Personal Computers)
I have been using the earlier i3 model for several months. It was a bit lower cost and only came with 4 gig memory and windows 7. You will really like the way the models with solid state drive boot up or wake up so fast. And they take bumps and movement much better. I love the back-lit keyboard which lights up as soon as you press a key and goes out a bit after you leave the keyboard. But the best feature is the size and weight. The unit is extreemly light and nearly as thin as an i-pad. I see people doing OK with those on planes but this keyboard is much faster for me. And the overall size is great in a tight airplane seat. My 17 inch HP was laughable when I used it - and one time when the passenger in front tilted his seat back the top of the tall 17 inch screen caught on the tray latch and nearly split. This Toshiba has been a dream by comparison when flying. On the road the Toshiba does well connecting to local wifi or the G4 hot spot I carry with my laptops. Around the house it does well with my Clear whole house g4 router for internet surfing, movies and e-mail. It is so easy to use anywhere, kitchen, living room, out on patio.... wireless is the way to go. I can also connect it to the TV for photo shows or movies, my own or downloaded, without needing a smart TV or rocu box. The video driver has been good for what I do but I can't say much about high framerate gaming because I dont run games. the latest MS office suite runs fine and that is what I have to run. Movies play fine and that is as fast as I need to go. The screen will hold tilt at any angle needed for viewing and I think this is better versatility than the nerdy flip around stands that come with those in-voge i-pads. And you don't have to ever fiddle with a seperate key pad if you don't like thumb typing or the lack of feel of fingers pecking on glass. Im not that good a typer and like the positional guidance of real keys. And since I look at the keyboard, the back lighting is very helpfull. (I havent seen a lighted kayboard for a pad.) While very happy so far I rated it a 4 since they haven't figured out yet how to get a dvd drive into this case. You have to get a small external cd/dvd drive if you need to read or burn disks. When I travel it stays at home or office to ligten and simplify the load. File sharing with e-mail or memory sticks has served all my needs on the road.
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Initial post: Dec 2, 2012 3:06:04 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 2, 2012 3:15:07 PM PST
Sam says:
Nice review, how long does the battery last you when you travel? Is it a removable? Is the screen glossy? Have you tried using your laptop outside or under bright lights?

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 9:51:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2012 9:53:09 PM PST
John J says:
I was wondering if you could elaborate on comment of "last years model". is the Z935-P390 a year old model? I was also wondering if you have any concerns with screen being "flimsy", which was listed as concern on other Toshiba ultrabook
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