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.
Summary: I bought this laptop just about one year ago (mine has the i3 instead of an i5, but is otherwise identical). I'll keep this short and sweet. The great: - after one year, solid hardware performance with no reliability issues - Very light - Excellent battery life The good: - flawless reliability - good disk capacity - reasonably fast - The weight of most ultrabooks, but still has an optical drive - Good selection of ports, ethernet, SD card slot The not as good: - Screen...
Summary: 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 area. Reasons for lowering my initial review: 1. Fan runs almost continuously. This has gotten to be an area of huge annoyance for me. I havent really tracked this from the beginning, but one day a few months back I was working and noticed the fan never really stopped. Now, of course I notice it all the time.
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: Got this R835-P94 as an full-function alternative to an ultra laptop or netbook for a trip to Jamaica and general use afterwards. Worked great in all regards, battery life is super, quick for all Office Pro and Photoshop/Premier Elements use. Bluetooth & WiFi connections no problems either, and good sized hard drive too - the 2000+ pics & videos we took didn't put a dent in it.