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Toshiba Portégé R705

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
26 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Optical drives are rare in ultraportables, but this Portégé delivers one, plus Core i5 speed and excellent battery life, at a remarkable price. It's a boon for frequent travelers on tight budgets.
  • Pros: Very thin and light, yet has onboard DVD drive, Fine office-app speed, Long battery life, Surprisingly low price
  • Cons: Disappointing keyboard and speakers, Subpar Webcam
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Overall 8
8.0

Toshiba Portege R705 Review

Digitaltrends
18 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Before there were netbooks, Adamos , Timelines or even a MacBook Air , there was the Portege. Toshiba’s long-standing marquee for ultraportable notebooks never achieved the prominence of many of its more fashionable contemporaries, but the business-styled portable has always pressed the bounds of technology. Back in 2007, the Portege R500 actually took the title of the “world’s thinnest notebook with an optical drive.
  • Pros: Thin and light, Sturdy, stylish magnesium chassis, Standard optical drive, Comfortable supersized touchpad, firm keyboard, Capable Core i5 processor, Sharp 13.3-inch screen, Surprisingly loud speakers, Affordable price point
  • Cons: Lacks biz staples like keyboard light, 180-degree hinges, Some intrusive preinstalled utilities, Reflective screen, Not enough grunt for all 1080p playback
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Overall 8
8.0

Toshiba Portege R705

Digitaltrends
18 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Business up front, party in the back. It’s an apt description for the R705, but throwing it in with mullets just feels wrong, so let’s call it a solid pair of khakis instead. Sharp at work, comfortable at play, and affordable enough for everyone. With the R705, Toshiba succeeds at bringing the build quality, power and no-nonsense styling of machines formerly reserved for business elites down to the masses, without clipping the essentials.
  • Pros: Thin and light, Sturdy, stylish magnesium chassis, Standard optical drive, Comfortable supersized touchpad, firm keyboard, Capable Core i5 processor, Sharp 13.3-inch screen, Surprisingly loud speakers, Affordable price point
  • Cons: Lacks biz staples like keyboard light, 180-degree hinges, Some intrusive preinstalled utilities, Reflective screen, Not enough grunt for all 1080p playback
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Toshiba's Portégé R705 13.3" Ultraportable Notebook

HotHardware
30 December 2010
  • Conclusion: In our tests, the Toshiba Portégé R705 stacked up nicely against the competition.  In our general desktop workloads, as well as gaming/multi-media benchmarks, it was shining even brighter. Our $929.99 configuration managed to beat our expectations from a performance standpoint, with even the Intel HD integrated graphics core performing better than expected, all things considered.
  • Pros: Great overall performance, Unique, refreshing design, Includes DVD burner, Spill-Resistant keyboard, Great value
  • Cons: LCD glare and viewing angle, Gets warm & slightly noisy in use, No USB 3.0, 5400RPM Hard Drive, Lackluster battery life
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Toshiba Portege R705 Review: The Affordable Ultraportable

Notebooks.com
16 August 2010
  • Conclusion: While the battery life may not have lived up to the 8 hour claim, the Portege R705 as a whole is an impressive notebook that includes a durable body, light weight and thin body as well as enough power to satisfy most users at an equally impressive price point. For these reasons we are giving the Toshiba Portege R705 a Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice award in the ultra-portable category.
  • Pros: Light Weight and Small Size, Price, Sturdy case and spill resistant keyboard, Decent Keyboard
  • Cons: Heat when doing intense tasks, Less than advertised battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

Toshiba Portege R705-P35

CNET
12 August 2010
  • Summary: The Toshiba Portege R705 is as close to a perfect balance of design, price, and performance as you'll find in a Windows laptop.
  • Pros: Slim, upscale design; excellent keyboard and touch pad; includes Intel Wireless Display and built-in 4G wireless; solid value.
  • Cons: Missing dedicated graphics and Bluetooth; battery life merely average.
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Toshiba Portege R705 Review: The Ultra Ultraportable

Gizmodo
5 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Toshiba’s Portege line has always been the top of the company’s shelf – with prices to match. The Portege R705 upends that lineage: It’s capable, sure, but it’s also affordable . So does it live up to its fancy name?
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