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Toshiba Portégé R500

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Toshiba Portege R500 Review

8 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Oversigt Ultra bærbare har indskrevet en niche i den bærbare computer verden som den sexede og stilfulde af alle laptops ud på markedet. De er små og lette, hvilket gør dem perfekte rejseledsager, hvis du er en superbruger, som konstant er på farten. Der er imidlertid som følge af deres kompakte form faktor ultra transportabel tider begrænset i sine præstationer og indslag apparater, hvilket gør dem et produkt gearet mere for de rejsende forretningsmand.
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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. A widescreen 12.1-inch WXGA display has a 1280 x 800 resolution. It has a 2 GB max RAM and 160 GB hard drive. To boost memory storage it has a DVD+RW/ DVD-RAM optical drive and a SD slot.
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Overall 9

Review Toshiba Portégé R500-12P Subnotebook

9 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The Portégé R500-12P impressed us with its above mentioned strengths . Toshiba has even managed to improve on some of the weaknesses that we had pointed out , such as: the weak battery life . Even the now i ntegrated optical drive with a height of 7 millimeters scores plus points for the R500.
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Expert Review

16 March 2009
  • Excerpt: The Toshiba Portege R500-126 is an ultra thin and ultra light laptop. Despite its size, it still offers maximum performance. Powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processor and operated by the latest Microsoft Windows Vista Business. It is 28.3 cm in width, 21.5 cm in depth and 1.9 cm in height. It features a 30.7 cm Transflective TFT WXGA Colour screen, 24-bit stereo, EasyGuard features an 100cc spill resistant keyboard.
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Overall 7

Toshiba Portege R500-S5007V

LAPTOP Magazine
29 October 2008
  • Summary: Priced at $2,999, the Toshiba Portégé R500-S5007V is a solid ultraportable, but we would recommend holding off investing in this machine. The newer Portégé R600-S4202, which we hope to review soon, comes with a faster 1.4-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 processor, improved graphics, more RAM, and an enhanced display for a more reasonable $2,099.
  • Pros: Very lightweight, Good productivity performance, Sleep and Charge USB port, Plenty of durability and security,
  • Cons: Display has narrow viewing angles, Mushy mouse buttons, SSD isnt very fast, Underside gets hot,
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Overall 5

Thin Is In: When Lightweight Is Just Too Light

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. It’s still among the lightest full-featured laptops on the market, weighing in at just 2.4 pounds with an onboard DVD burner.
  • 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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Toshiba Portege R500-126 ultraportable laptop

19 February 2008
  • Summary: Even in terms of price, the R500 stands up well against the Air once you configure the latter with the 64GB SSD drive, coming in at £1,761 to Apple's £2,028. If you're after a usable, super portable machine that weighs hardly anything then the Toshiba Portege R500-126 will make an excellent travel companion.
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Overall 9

Toshiba Portege R500

maximum pc
14 December 2007
  • Summary: Lift it while a DVD is spinning, and you’ll hear the lovely sound of the disc surface hitting the notebook and scratching the hell out of the disc. But even with a few minor gotchas, the R500 is one amazing ultraportable notebook. For anyone who spends more time on the road than behind a desk, it’s a perfect traveling companion.
  • Pros: So, so tiny. Transflective screen rocks! Amazing battery life.
  • Cons: More flexible than we usually like our notebooks.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

29 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Toshiba's Port±g± R500 is an amazing ultraportable laptop with only a couple of minor shortcomings keeping it from perfection.
  • Pros: Incredibly thin and light, Built-in optical drive, Impressive battery life, Comfortable keyboard
  • Cons: Merely adequate performance, No option for built-in Webcam or wireless broadband, Only one speaker, Case feels too flexible
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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. This time we will be looking at their newest release, the R500 notebook. Unlike some of Toshiba’s other products, this is something that should fail to impress very few people, at least initially.
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