I bought this as a standby replacement for my laptop ...
11 June 2015
Summary: I bought this as a standby replacement for my laptop (R705-P25) in case it went dead. The unit was a bit under par as per specified. The audio board went dead shortly after i Received it, and the camera doesn't work. I replaced the audio board and now works ok, but the camera is still out.
Summary: I've had used this laptop for 3 years now. College friends always get amazed at how light this laptop is compared to theirs. They get jealous. I carry this and my textbooks in my backpack and my bag is still lighter than my friends'.
Summary: With normal use the casing around the screen cracked to the point where the laptop is basically unusable. There are so many things to love about this computer, but the cheap quality of the casing and the terrible keyboard are total deal breakers.
Summary: I have had this laptop for over two years now. It has been an amazing computer for every minute and has held up wonderfully. I even had it oversees in the middle east for 7 months, where I used it extensively every single day.
Summary: For the past 6 months or so, duck tape has been holding this thing together. The hinge broke. The other day I noticed another crack in the case at the opposite side of the duck taped hinge! The plastic used is extremely thin and fragile.
Summary: I think this computer is great. It's lightweight, portable, battery life is good, screen resolution is good. It rarely freezes up, it's super-quick, has good video handling. The only thing I don't like about it is the sound quality coming from the speakers and the touchpad is a little unresponsive...
Summary: I was very happy with my Portege R705-P35. It's light, fast, and fairly inexpensive. I erased mine and installed Windows 7 Professional from scratch. Also installed 8GB of RAM. I even used it as a VMware ESXi host temporarily running our Microsoft Exchange server for three days and no one noticed!