|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Processor||Intel Core i5|
|RAM||4 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||640 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||9 hours|
Toshiba Portege R835-P83 (Intel i5-2435M Processor, 4GB RAM, 640GB Hard drive, USB 3.0, HDMI, Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit)
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- Intel i5-2435M Processor, 2.40GHz
- 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
- 640GB 5400RPM STAT Hard Drive
- 13.3 diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD)
- 3 USB ports (1 USB 3.0 port + 2 USB 2.0 ports),HDMI,Webcam,6-Cell battery, up to 9 hours
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DISPLAY | 13.3 in TFT, LED backlit (1366 x 768) PROCESSOR | Intel Core i5-2435M 2.40 GHz MEMORY | 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz HARD DRIVE SIZE | 640 GB SATA 5400 RPM OPERATING SYSTEM | Windows 7 Home Premium PC TYPE | Notebook OPTICAL DRIVE | DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats MEDIA DRIVE | 4-in-1 memory card reader AUDIO | Waves MaxxAudio LE VIDEO CARD | Mobile Intel HD Graphics with shared graphics memory PORTS | 1 USB 3.0 • 2 USB 2.0 • HDMI • Headphone output • Microphone input • eSATA • VGA (15-pin) • RJ-45 (10/100/1000) BATTERY | 6-cell lithium-ion (up to 9 hours)* CAMERA | Integrated webcam WIRELESS | 802.11b/g/n • Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) capable (separate adapter required) BLUETOOTH | No DIMENSIONS | 12.44 x 8.94 x 1.05 in (315.97 x 227.07 x 26.67 mm) WEIGHT | 3.20 lbs (1.45 kg) COLOR | Blue OTHER | Model number: R835-P83, PT324U-02U00X
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The R835 out of the box is an extremely well-executed machine. It delivers all the power of a modern mid-range laptop, including an optical drive, in a package that is as small and light as many so-called "ultrabooks", and provides 7+ hours of battery (movie viewing would probably cut it to 4-5, easily enough to still see a film or two). The case is very light for a laptop in this category, yet still feels reasonably sturdy. Amazingly, the included Windows 7 installation is burdened with very little crapware.
Downsides for the R835 include a low-resolution (1366 x 768) screen that offers only mediocre brightness, horrendous speakers (standard in this category), a high-glare glossy screen (this is subjective of course; many people prefer actually prefer this), a mediocre touchpad, and lack of a physical "airplane mode" switch. Of all of these negatives, the biggest let-down for me is the screen resolution. A screen height of 768 was the industry standard all the way back in 1995. Since then, that minimum expected height expanded to between 800 and 1024, before the TV "high def" (which in the world of computers is actually "low-def") revolution pushed it back down to where it is now, and in this era of "ribbon" menus and add-on toolbars that seem to sneak onto your system in multiples of 3 if you so much as blink, 768 lines doesn't go as far as it once did. Hopefully Toshiba will address this in the future, now that Apple's "retina" displays are threatening to raise people's expectations.
As a Linux machine, the R835 is near-perfect. Xubuntu installed easily and runs flawlessly, and was able to re-size the Windows partition with no issues. Support for all hardware was present by default, including the scroll-edge of the touchpad, although the vertical scroll speed is too slow compared to the horizontal scroll speed. There must be a way to adjust this, but I haven't taken the time yet to do it, so can't say for sure. Linux's power management of this machine also seems excellent. Battery life is still the same great 7+ hours that I get in Windows, and the machine runs cool enough when idle that cooling fans remain off. Boot-ups are extremely quick, although Grub got a little confused by the non-Linux partitions present, requiring an edit the boot menu to remove an invalid entry. Camera and microphone quality are reported as being surprisingly good by users on the other end of Skype sessions. Overall, running Linux on the R835 makes for an extremely easy-to-live-with laptop.
Comparing the R835 to the Vaio S yields different results depending on whether or not you can tolerate Windows. A warning about the Sony: it comes laden with crapware that is extremely difficult to remove. So, if you don't mind using a tainted Windows installation, and if you need the extra 3D power of the Radeon and want the better screen (it's a brighter, matt-finish, 1600 x 900 screen), then it's worth a look. The Toshiba's advantages over the Sony include the following: slightly smaller/lighter, less expensive, longer battery life (expect about 5 hours max in Windows with the Sony, unless you use the "sheet" battery, which doubles that but at the expense of extra size/weight), a touchpad that's less prone to accidental bumps that screw you up while typing (plus there's a "touchpad disable" button, which the Sony lacks), and a far sturdier-feeling LCD panel (the Sony's is FLIMSY!).
As a Linux machine, the R835 has an enormous advantage over the Vaio S. The Vaio's power-management features, the Radeon graphics, and the touchpad are all supported badly or not at all, to the extent that it's far better to run Linux on the Sony inside a VM under Windows than by itself (which, IMO, is kind of like building a pyramid upside-down). Battery life, even after powering-down the unsupported Radeon chip (which starts up in a powered-on state in Linux even though it can't really serve a purpose!), is only 60% of what you get in Windows. Expect a maximum of 3 hours without the sheet battery, less than half of what the Toshiba offers. Add to that the constant noise from the Sony's fans, which are never able to fully disengage in Linux, and you have me, wishing I wasn't so attached to the Sony's superior screen so I could just be satisfied with the Toshiba.
I should mention that one capability that both the R835 and the Vaio S offer is Intel's wireless display, and unfortunately, I have not had a chance to try it out at all on either machine, under either Windows or Linux.
I thought about giving this only 4 stars because of my distaste for this short/wide 1366 x 768 resolution that has become so popular, but they did so much else right with it I finally settled on 5. Overall, of all of the machines in this class I have looked at (powerful thin-and-lights with an optical drive), the R835 is the best-executed and offers the best value.
Some minor complaints I have are on the stability, mouse and the space bar. The little silver things to the bottom right and left of the screen wiggle if you try to, the middle part of the screen will flex slightly under moderate pressure, there's no scroll wheel or equivalent(the keyboard itself is just small enough you can use arrow keys just fine though), and the space bar squeaks when you use it sometimes )not super noticeable, and I think this might just be on mine because I haven't seen anyone else mention this in a product review.
Despite these things, I definitely would recommend this to any of you out there looking to buy a nice computer for not too much money.
There are some shortcomings though. It has no bluetooth. and the cooling is not perfect (well it is OK for such a small and light one). the color of the joint of the screen is not compatible with the entire design for my opinion.
In general, the product is great for me and well meets my need.
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