Summary: I mostly use this computer at home rarely take it with me to a class, presentations etc. The computer leaves my house 1-2 times per month and otherwise doesn't get moved around much. Despite light use, the screen broke within a year- turned it on and the screen was solid white.
Summary: I had this laptop for 23 months and it quit working altogether. I didn't receive any warning so I'm not sure if it was the battery or power adapter. It always ran slow and usually took an extremely to connect to the internet.
Summary: I ordered this PC with an 8GB ram upgrade at the end of December, 2012. The laptop runs fine with 4GB but crashes with 8GB installed. I ordered a different Toshiba laptop with an 8GB upgrade in December 2011 with the same result.
Summary: After purchasing this laptop for my daugher for college, at first we were quite happy with it. She used it for about two months. However, just a few weeks before school was to start, it developed a problem wherein the computer would shut off when disconnected from charger - as if there was no...
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.
Quick computer not suitable for those who work and play hard
Peter Marinari, Amazon
10 June 2012
Summary: The Toshiba Portege R835-P94 is a Windows laptop that is fine for wireless productivity in your home or on the occasional business trip, but it is not made to stand up to daily wear and tear of a heavy user. It's a pity, because it's a fast, efficient machine.
A wandering reader "Dave - World traveler", Amazon
13 April 2012
Summary: Update as of May, 2015. The thing is about shot. Very disappointed with service life. Crashes frequently. DVD player no longer works. Next computer will not be a Toshiba. Update as of Dec/2012- I am not as happy as I was with this purchase, but still consider it to be a good value in this product...
Slow hard drive; Flawed BIOS; Customer support non-existent
9 November 2011
Summary: I'm an IT professional and have used tons of laptops. This Toshiba laptop is very light compared to the macbook pro 13'', and has good battery life. Build quality is also good. However, it has some major drawbacks -- its hard drive, BIOS, and customer service.
Summary: If you're thinking of installing an SATA-III SSD in this laptop, think again. Despite using the Intel HM65 Chipset, which is fully capable of SATA-III transfer rates, Toshiba has limited the R835 laptop series to SATA-II.