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Toshiba Portege R600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and keyboard are on the whole positive. The battery and screen also get good comments. Many are less positive about the touchpad and sound. Reviews are divided on the build quality.

portability, screen, battery, keyboard, design

value for money, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege R600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Toshiba Portege R600


If you think of HP's 2530p as a strapping workhorse of an ultraportable, Toshiba's R600 is like a stylish, sophisticated cousin—and we were quickly smitten with its charms. The R600 shares much in common with Toshiba's R500, but with improvements to...

Slim; supreme portability. Stylish; many ports; great battery life

Thinner body means compromises in processing speed and innards that aren't very accessible

Be that as it may, the Toshiba R600 stands out above the other notebooks here with its supreme portability, while still offering comparable features, a quality build, and a stylish appearance.

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Toshiba Portégé R600 Review


Toshiba may not have the fashionable appeal of Apple, nor the solid reputation of Lenovo, but they do know how to push the envelope. Their Portégé series of ultraportables is already slim, and was the first to offer a 128GB SSD back in 2008; now it's...

Is the R600 – and 384GB – worth all that extra money? For most users, no. The most obvious application for a huge chunk of fast, solid-state storage is audio and video editing, something the R600′s graphics abilities don’t really lend themselves to,...

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Portege R600-ST520W


While Toshiba's new Portege R600-ST520W hits the ground running with a base weight of 2.4 pounds (3 pounds with the power supply included) and a thickness just over the 1-inch mark, its price tag of well over 2 grand and its so-so hardware reduce the...

Thin and light - even for ultraportables Room for an optical drive

Mono speaker, poor sound

The R600's design looks stylish enough, at least with the lid closed. It features a brushed metal surface in silver--subdued but not boring (and it's nice to see Toshiba move away from high-gloss, high-fingerprint surfaces). With the lid open, the...


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Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W Laptop Review


Thin and light - even for ultraportables ; Room for an optical drive

Mono speaker, poor sound

The Toshiba R600 is best suited for those seeking the lightest ultraportable around that can handle office documents.

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Toshiba Portégé R600-ST520W - Review of the Toshiba Portégé R600-ST520W


Extremely light, Excellent endurance, Optical drive, Sleep-and-Charge Technology

Noisy keyboard, Mediocre viewing angles, Slow boot time, Poor benchmark scores

The R600 has two USB ports, plus VGA, Ethernet, headphone, mic, and ExpressCard/54 and SDHC Card slots

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Toshiba Portege R600-S4202


The Toshiba Portégé R600-S4202 is the sum of four years' worth of improvements, polishing an already proven product. It's the thinnest and lightest ultraportable that squeezes in an optical drive and a full-size keyboard—and its 12-inch LED widescreen...

Featherweight chassis. Optical drive included. Big battery. Almost 7 hours of battery life. Full-size keyboard. Luxuriously thin

128GB SSD too expensive for prime time. An internal 3G modem is long overdue

The Toshiba Portégé R600-S4202 is the lightest ultraportable to pack a full-size keyboard and an internal optical drive.

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Toshiba Portege R600-S4201


In conclusion, the Toshiba Portege R600-S4201 notebook provides users with a decent functionality in a notebook of this size. With its security features as well the fact that it is energy start certified, you need not sacrifice power for portability....

Energy Star Certified12.1 inch widescreen with 1280 x 800 resolution7.53 hrs battery life at normal usageBiometric finger scanner and password utilitiesDocking station compatibility

If you are a business professional who always seems to have a hard time...

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Toshiba Portege R600-S4202


If it's in your budget range, and you need a truly portable notebook for everyday business use, the R600 makes an excellent choice. It's built to stand up to the rigors of business use, and well worth the price if you're a true road warrior. It's a...

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor SU9400Small size, light weightLong battery life3GB ram160GB hard drive

If you're looking for a small-size, lightweight notebook PC for everyday...

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The Portable Toshiba Portege R600-ST520W


The Toshiba Portege R600-St520W is one of the more portable notebooks and one that sports a built in DVD burner. For its higher price, it has a lot to offer the person looking for one of these small notebooks, with a longer lasting battery, the built...

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Review: Toshiba Portege R600 notebook


Toshiba's Portégé R600 is a the type of executive notebook that dominated the ultraportable scene before the netbooks started stealing the spotlight. It is the sort of insanely light, ultra-thin notebook that has impressed consumers for so long… the...

Product Specifications

The Toshiba Portege R600 series is an ultra-stylish, second-generation model from the popular Portege range. It offers a 12" Transflective LCD, the Core 2 Duo processors and an integrated optical drive. Premium EasyGuard technology and dedicated docking are also included as standard.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):7.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Aluminum silver


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.16e/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / WiMAX/802.11 a/b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.4GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU9400
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:eSATA/Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:128GB/160GB/250GB/512GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD