Why can't more manufacturers make a notebook like Toshiba?
20 May 2013
Summary: To me this Toshiba has more positives than negatives. I know many complain about the reflective screen, and I've seen reviews about the less than ideal heatsink and heat removal, but I have owned this model for a while now and I haven't had much issues with it. I love the weight of it, hard to find another that is in the same weight category AND has a built-in dvd writer.
Summary: Wanted a lightweight windows 7 laptop for travel to replace my 6 yr old one. This one is great except for the small keys but I can live that. also the screen has a lower resolution (which seems to be standard ) than my old Sony (of course it cost me 2K vs less than $500 for this one) This 13" is half a pound lighter than my Sony (it was only 3.7 lb) and both have dvd drives.
Report after a year - still very satisfied, almost perfectly
Michael F. Kelly "CEO Techtel.com", Amazon
14 November 2012
Summary: I've now had this Toshiba for a year and still love it. The strength of the case compared to previous Portege which cost twice as much is excellent and the light weight (about 3 lbs.) a joy. Thinness and feel and look are all great and make it a pleasure to pull it out of a case at a meeting or anywhere else. Speed of everything I do is fine and I often load it up with 4-5 intensive programs.
Best value for college student or professional! Fantastic laptop!
1 October 2012
Summary: Being a college student who needs access to a computer almost every day for a variety of tasks, I was in the market for a laptop with relatively high processing power and good battery life. When I stumbled on the Toshiba Portege R835-P84, I knew it was the perfect laptop for my needs. I have had it for almost a year and could not be more satisfied.
Summary: Bought this for some school work and light gaming purposes and its been amazing so far. The battery lasts for usually 6 and a half hours of constant work involving the internet at highest brightness. With wifi off and brightness lowered you can expect 9 or over hours of battery life.
Summary: Great battery life. Screen viewing angle limited, not so good for watching videos with it placed on a coffee table. Fan is not loud but has an annoying whine. Black finish shows evey finger mark. Glossy screen reflective. Bundled with a lot of annoying software. Almost easier to reinstall Win7 than having to remove it all and the 10gig recovery partition. Machine is not that small, I have a 12" Portege R500 (5yrs old) it is way smaller.
Summary: *edit after 2 weeks* everything is sound, but a few structural quirks popped up (negatives)* I bought this Toshiba Portege in August, 2012, for $750, and have been using it heavily for the past week. Here are some big positives of my experience: +Very little bloatware out of the box. +The machine just a touch over 3 pounds--it feels light. +The battery life is unbelievable!
Summary: Since I don't play game much, the notebook is competent for all that I am doing right now. Take into account its size, I apprechiate its capability to expand my work by facilities it is equiped, usb 2.0, esata, usb 3.0, vga, the CD rom, the card reader...while it is no heavier than some ultrabooks. There are some shortcomings though. It has no bluetooth. and the cooling is not perfect (well it is OK for such a small and light one).