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: 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).
Summary: Pros: Low Cost Med-High CPU Performance Light Weight Small build without being awkward Solid build USB 3.0 Battery life DVD drive Cons: Poor speakers Difficult to clean keyboard 720p max resolution Poor mouse clicks Summary: I've had this product for about a year now, and it is currently as good as the day I bought it. It's like a netbook and a notebook decided to have a baby, and this is the outcome.
Power of a Full Laptop in Very Light, Portable Form
C. Sun "orbitalint", Amazon
4 April 2012
Summary: Let me first say this is far and away the best combination of speed, portability, battery life and price that I've had in a laptop. Like many users, I just need a computer to surf the internet, listen to music, do some basic word processing etc. Occasionally, I like to stream my videos from the computer to the TV, take trips and have a lightweight computer handy or use programs that require a bit more processing power (video game, turbotax, whatever).
Great all-around portable laptop, especially with upgrade to SSD
Ryan G., Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: I have been using this Toshiba Portege R835-P81 consistently for 1 ½ months (I purchased it in early December) and, in general, I think it's great! Pros: - Very light (approx. 3.2 lbs) - it feels very light (with the power cord) in my backpack - Sturdy - I feel comfortable picking it up and carrying it with one hand (the one exception is that the hinges are made of shiny plastic and feel cheap) - Long battery life - In my experience, about 4 hours with heavy usage...
Summary: I love this computer. Considering that I used to have a Dell E1505, which I affectionately referred to as "The Brick," this computer is a wonderful replacement. Its lightweight and so far very durable. Don't be pessimistic about the battery life! It really does last just about that long! I took my new laptop on a recent vacation, and after watching a 2.5 hour movie on a flight, I still had about 5.5 hours of battery life left after the movie ended.
Summary: So far I love it. Very light, the battery seems to last forever and it is really fast. I bought this model because cnet listed it in their top ten laptop buys and their review was very extensive. Like other comments, I wish it had a backlit keyboard and yes the sound is a bit tinny sounding. (I'll try in the future to correct the sound) Anyway, very happy with Amazon. Ordered laptop on Thursday in the a.m. and recieved it the next day by noon!
Summary: I bought this laptop a few months ago, and I decided to wait to write a review until after I'd had a few months to play around with it and had more than just cursory impressions to contribute. Here's the review, then (cue the trumpets and the drumroll). Skip to the end for the TL;DR version. PROS: - For what I use it for, it is very fast, probably unnecessarily so.
Summary: I purchased the Toshiba Portege R835-P81 ([...]) in early December 2011. I have been using it off and on since that time. So far it has performed to my expectations. I read many reviews before making my purchase and even though there were some negative reviews about hardware and software issues, over all the reviews were very positive. Toshiba has a good reputation for hardware so I didn't think I could go very wrong with this laptop.
Summary: I've had this laptop for about a month. It's my 2nd toshiba laptop that I have owned. I agree with many of the comments that I have read. The case seems a bit fragile in the middle of the screen, the speakers are disappointing and there is no manual volume control, keyboard does click when you type. (These were not issues on my old Toshiba laptop.) On the other hand, it has performed well, looks good, great features for the money. I would recommend this laptop.