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Toshiba Portégé R500
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Toshiba Portégé R500

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Toshiba Portege R500 Review

IT Posts
8 March 2014
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Toshiba Portege R-500-S5006X Notebook 12.1-Inch WXGA Display: Business Class Mini

Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The Toshiba Portege R500-S5006X is dynamite with its aluminum case. It has a definite business appearance. The Toshiba Portege R500 is first class all the way. It's a mini-class PC weighing in at 2.4-pounds. The Portege R500 measures 11.1-inches x 8.5-inches x 1-inch.
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Overall 5

Review: Toshiba Portégé R500

27 June 2008
  • Excerpt: When the Portègè R500 hit in June 2007, it was an impossibly portable ultralight that stood out in a field of also-rans. But with only minimal upgrades since then, the R500 is now having its lunch resoundingly eaten.
  • Pros: Amazingly, almost suspiciously, light. Integrated optical drive.
  • Cons: One of the dimmest screens on the market — hard to read if you’re not viewing straight on. Pitiful performance running Vista. Scary lack of sturdiness.
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Overall 5

Review: Toshiba R500

23 June 2008
  • Excerpt: What a difference a year makes. When we first reviewed the Toshiba Portege R500 in July 2007, it was a breath of fresh air, an impossibly portable ultralight that stood out against a field of also-rans. But the industry has responded, and Toshiba has not.
  • Pros: Amazingly, almost suspiciously, light. Integrated optical drive. 12.1-inch screen a decent compromise between 11.1 and 13.3-inch models.
  • Cons: Terrible screen quality, one of the dimmest on the market and hard to read if you’re not looking straight-on. Pitiful performance under Vista. Lack of sturdiness is outright scary. Only 1GB of RAM.
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Overall 8

Toshiba Portege R500-10U

16 October 2007
  • Summary: Nothing beats the Toshiba Portege R500-10U for sheer lightness. It lets itself down slightly due to its questionable build quality, and the battery life could be a bit longer, but it's still an astonishing product
  • Pros: Weighs almost nothing; comfortable keyboard.
  • Cons: Feels very flimsy; no 3G.
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Review: Toshiba R500 Notebook

27 August 2007
  • Excerpt: One of the most exciting notebooks to come along in the last few months has been Toshiba’s R500. Though Toshiba does not have a reputation for making ultraportables, like Sony or Panasonic, they have been putting some serious effort into their R series.
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Expert Review

27 August 2007
  • Summary: - Insanely light and thin - Cheaper than most of the competition
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Overall 9

Review: Toshiba Portégé R500 S5002

1 August 2007
  • Excerpt: They say there’s no such thing as too thin, but Toshiba’s latest ultralight, the Portégé R500, may be taking things to Nicole Richie-esque extremes. The lightest notebook on the market, we thought the scale was broken when weighing the lithe machine.
  • Pros: Loaded with ports: USB (three!), PC Card, Firewire, and an SD card reader. Not exactly a powerhouse, it at least survived our gaming benchmarks-10.2 fps on Quake 4. Big hard drive (120GB) for a laptop of this size. Respectable battery life: 2 hours, 40 minutes.
  • Cons: Ultra-tiny mouse buttons are just way, way too small. Somewhat dim screen. We’d prefer two adjacent USB ports, instead of haphazardly placing them around the sides.
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Overall 7
Performance 5

Toshiba Portégé R500

PC Authority
9 April 2009
Overall 7

Toshiba Portégé R500-10U Ultra-Portable Notebook

Trusted Reviews
21 March 2009
  • Summary: Toshiba creates the lightest notebook in the world, but is it a lightweight performer?
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