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 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!
Summary: This computer is everything you could ask for in a laptop: Fast, extremely light weight, plenty of RAM, large HDD, relatively small size (13.3). I have been very happy with overall performance. However, two issues are worth noting on the negative side: Fan noise and durability.