|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768|
|Processor||3.1 GHz Core i5-2450M|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Hard Drive||640 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||9 hours|
Toshiba Portégé R835-P94 13.3-Inch Laptop (Magnesium Blue)
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If you would like to see more reviews on the Toshiba R835-P94, look at the Toshiba R835-P81, it is the same computer except the P94 also has Bluetooth and is over $100 cheaper. The P94 is an Amazon exclusive, which probably accounts for the lower price. The P81 comes with 6 GB of ram while the P94 only has 4 GB. The 4 GB of ram is fine for most applications and most users, but I like to max-out my ram. I bought two 4 GB high speed ram modules (a total of 8 GBs) for $46 and the P94 is noticeably faster. Installation of the ram is very easy.
A real shocker was discovering that the battery power lasts almost as long as advertised. Amazing! I have never had a laptop that even came close to this one.
I'm not a "gamer" so I can't speak to its capabilities in that arena, but I have watched streaming movies, and DVD's with no problems. The only negative things that I have noticed so far are that it has a narrow vertical viewing angle. I'm comparing it to my old Sony Vaio which has a larger and very good screen. The other negative is the ton of bloat ware programs that Toshiba loads on the computer. I doubt that you will ever use the majority of them. Sadly, it seems that all of the manufacturers are doing this now.
Overall, the Toshiba R835-P94 is very good computer for the price. Small, light weight and good power.
1. It only weighs 3 pounds! I can do curls with it on my weak arm for ten minutes and not feel a thing. (well, maybe that's exaggerating, but it's ridiculously light!)
2. It's gorgeous. The exterior looks black in low light, but every once in a while I'll catch a glimpse of that "magnesium blue," and it makes me happy. Not to mention the slight texturing on the cover makes it look even better.
3. The thing fits into my purse. It's nice not to have to take my backpack somewhere just because I'm bringing my laptop.
4. Battery life! I haven't actually sat down and timed how long it can last, but I do know I can watch a 2-hour-long movie, an episode of The Office, and work on a paper (all in high brightness and volume) and still have a solid 40% left. I can't even describe how wonderful it is to take it out for the day, use it during classes and in the student center, and not have to take the power cord with me. It's fantastic.
5. The touchpad. My Vaio didn't have multitouch, and it had some funny texturing on the touchpad. But this Toshiba's touchpad is glorious.Read more ›
I previously owned an indestructible, tiny SamSung NetBook, but after three years of using it 8-12 hours a day the keyboard was finally giving out. I am a HEAVY user, and while I'm not rough on my electronics, they do need to survive constant use and the jostles that come with a daily urban commute. I needed something light, portable, and sturdy that would allow me to be productive ALL DAY and EVERYWHERE - on my couch, riding the subway, walking to meetings at work, at lunch in the city, and between sets with my band.
Four months into my purchase and I have many regrets, but depending on how you use a laptop you might not have the same turnoffs as I do.
Right out of the box, the Portege R835-P94 seems as though it is a decent MacBook Air competitor. That's not why I purchased it - I'm not a Mac fan - but when I held it next to my wife's Mac the form factor and weight were a close match, even if this machine is much more plastic-y.
This Portege comes right up to the limit of what I consider portable. Any bigger and it just wouldn't work in tight situations like airplanes. While heavier than NetBooks, this machine is still very lightweight for its size.
First and foremost, I think the battery life is stellar. On a relatively bright, high-functioning battery setting I can get 6-8 hours. It's rare that I ever run out battery unexpectedly and - if I do - it charges fast.
Second, it is quick.Read more ›
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Do not by Toshiba! As soon as your warranty is up they will not help out in any way. I could not even get through to a representative to see how much a new battery would cost... Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. L. Shaffer
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I saved up and purchase the Toshiba Protege R835 and the product never worked correctly from the start. Read morePublished on April 21, 2014 by Jax
3,299.89 for this crapola old technology stuff?? there must be some kind of mistake. I would not even pay 329,98 for it!Published on December 3, 2013 by Ratin Rahman
This is the best laptop I have ever owned. I can easily get 8 hours of battery life in normal internet use. The laptop is little more than 3 pounds. The keyboard isn't cramped. Read morePublished on November 5, 2013 by Richard C. Yeh
Way too fragile. Screen shattered after one drop and it could not be repaired with the warranty. My son was without his computer for almost a month and then we had to rush out to... Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Amazon buyer
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
My daughter has this model and is very pleased with it. When I bought a Lenovo that had Windows 8, I hated it...Windows 8, that is. Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by Anita M. Chambers
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