Summary: what initially got me into the portege series was the aesthetic. it has a very simple and clean look. I'm not exactly tech savvy as I don't keep up with all the latest processors and whatnot, but for all the praise and hype about the new Sandy Bridge processors, this laptop seems decently quick.
Summary: I was comparing the to the Lenovo T420s and because of my college budget was rather straped I spent the $770 on this laptop instead the $910. I wish I would of fork out the $140 for the lap top but before I tell why ... Let me start with the good.
Summary: I hate that I have to return the Toshiba Portege R835-P55X back to Microsoft. I love the size, the weight, the power, and the silence of the fan while doing regular computing. The reason I have to return it is because when I play flash-based games, it slows to a crawl, the fan gets very loud, and it...
Summary: No bluetooth? Really? A BT dongle is the size of your thumbnail, and less than $10, and they couldn't include it internally? Come on Toshiba, $15 phones have bluetooth! Going from my goliath Vostro 1700 was a big change.
Would be a 5 star review but for dishonesty on Toshiba's part
26 July 2011
Summary: This is a great laptop, thin, light, powerful. Sure it's missing a few higher end features like built-in bluetooth (I would rather have had that than the useless "wireless HDMI" feature), but overall the feature set is good. HOWEVER...
Summary: Has some of the best specs for a i5 2nd gen. laptop. Very light weight. Fast in all operations. After a couple of days use the usb port on the right side would go to sleep and was inoperative until computer was rebooted.