|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Core i5-2410M|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Hard Drive||640 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1696 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11n, 802.11B|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 hours|
Toshiba Portégé R835-P56x 13.3-Inch LED Laptop (Magnesium Blue)
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- Clean and understated design
- Sturdy: most surfaces are made of metal (only the bezel, hinges, and a few bottom panels are plastic). You can easily lift it up by the corner with one hand.
- Battery life is good (7.5+ hours with mixed usage). Also, no "battery bulge" in the back!
- Battery is removable
- Trackpad has a nicely configurable driver (Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse > Device Settings > Settings...)
- Value; saves enough money for an SSD compared to a competing system like a Macbook Pro (see below)
- Screen isn't great. (It isn't bad, though -- just narrow in vertical viewing angle).
- Black color means you might be tempted to clean the keyboard/trackpad a little obsessively.
- Industrial smell coming from the vent in the first few days of ownership (now gone)
- When closed, the lid depresses a little when you apply pressure to the middle. I suggest keeping the included fabric insert thing to protect the lid from keyboard scratches. (Note that keyboard scratches also occur on other notebooks, including the sturdy Apple Macbooks, so I'm not taking off any points).
I'm giving this laptop five stars because it represents a great value. I paid $835 for the system, and replaced the hard drive with an Intel X25-M 120GB SSD ($175). The total cost of my system therefore was $1010, which puts it in entry-level Macbook territory.
(Note that the SSD is very easy to install -- you unscrew two panels in the back, swap the drives, and clean-install your operating system).
Why the SSD?Read more ›
The battery life is excellent. Only if I am doing really demanding computational tasks do even think about plugging it in to the AC adapter.
The weight is fantastic. A lot of people I've showed it to can't believe how light this notebook is. My bookbag is so much lighter now. Even the AC adapter is way lighter than my Dell's.
The CPU power is more than sufficient as is the RAM at 4GB.
The trackpad is a good size. I don't think you could ever make a trackpad too big. It also has multi-touch and gesture support.
I was able to play L4D2 with this machine at medium settings. Much more than I was expecting given the graphics on here.
For the price, this is such a great notebook if you need something that is really light and still has a full blown mobile CPU.
The build quality is really good. Just a little bit of flex under the DVD drive. Everything else feels solid.
It has USB 3.0 and you can charge through USB even it the notebook isn't on. That's great for a gadget geek like me.
It also has HDMI, VGA and eSATA. So many ports!
They just released the R830 series which offers faster CPU's and a docking port. If you have the money to spend, look at those instead. The i7 CPU R830 is actually rated at over 11 hours. They also have an SSD options too.
I am going from a 1920x1200 15.4" on my Dell to this 13.3" 1366x786.Read more ›
since I'm not doing any hardcore computing and just using it for a few basic functions like browsing, streaming movies, programming, etc, it satisfies me (but then again I think any computer in this day an age could pull those tasks off). unfortunately, even for those basic functions there are a few issues that Toshiba can improve on:
1) the keyboard keys CLACK... really loudly. typing in the library or in class will probably stir up a ruckus. clackity clackity clack. not that big of a deal though, I guess.
2) I don't know where everyone is getting all these claims about a 9 hour battery life (even cnet said they were able to get something like 7 hours in their tests) when I'm running the laptop in 'eco' mode with 77% battery life left and only 4 hours and 11 minutes of claimed life left. a second later, I have 76% batter life left but only 3 hours and 41 minutes left??? I'm only on my battery's second charge but I've been noticing these really sporadic projections and it's really annoying.
3) the track pad straight up sucks. I'm not a fan of mac at all, but when my girlfriend had her 13.3" macbook, one of the things I found coolest was how easy it was to surf the net.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too small. Awkward keyboard. Toooooo many messages from Toshiba!Published 19 months ago by Kind Soul
Have owned this laptop, which I use for work when I travel 4-8 times a year. Last year the wireless quit working, and I had to purchase an external wireless link. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Had this laptop since 2011 and still using it in 2014 and I love it. Great size and how light weight it is gives new Ultra-books a run for their money. Read morePublished 23 months ago by S.
This was and still is my first laptop. It's not the gaming powerhouse, it has trouble playing Minecraft smoothly, but what this thing is is tremendously durable. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Fuzzles
This laptop does not have a strong body. It fell down from a 2 feet height and its shape got distorted. Read morePublished on April 5, 2014 by nader afzalan
it might be a nice piece of equipment on the inside. But this really felt flimsy to me over all with it's plastic hinges and weak, thin shell. Read morePublished on March 22, 2014 by A. Gordon
This was my favorite laptop to date with the best weight, battery life, and overall performance for work and pleasure, at home and travel. And then the harddrive crashed yesterday. Read morePublished on March 16, 2014 by Lori
With normal use the casing around the screen cracked to the point where the laptop is basically unusable. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by Oryanna Diem
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