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Toshiba Portege R705

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Toshiba Portege R705. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The price and performance also get good views. The touchpad and sound get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the durability.

portability, performance, price, usability, screen

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege R705 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Portege R705

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Toshiba Portege R705 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and usability. The price and performance also get good views, but opinions are divided on the durability. There are some critical views about the touchpad.

portability, performance, price, usability, screen

touchpad

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portégé R705-P41 TruBrite LED 13.3-Inch Laptop (Metal/Blue)Toshiba Portégé R705-P41 TruBrite LED 13.3-Inch Laptop (Metal/Blue)

May, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Toshiba Portege R705-P35 review

 

Editors' note: The review below reflects hands-on testing of the Toshiba R705-P25 model. The R705-P35 here adds a built-in 4G wireless option, but is otherwise identical. As such, it retains the Editors' Choice designation of its predecessor.

Slim, upscale design; excellent keyboard and touch pad; includes Intel Wireless Display and built-in 4G wireless; solid value.

Missing dedicated graphics and Bluetooth; battery life merely average.

The Toshiba Portege R705 is as close to a perfect balance of design, price, and performance as you'll find in a Windows laptop.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

Toshiba Portege R705 Review

 

Toshiba's Portege R705 is an unexpected addition to the company's ultraportable range. Based on the Portege R700 unveiled as part of Toshiba's 25th anniversary for notebooks, the R705-P25 is a Best Buy exclusive with an MRSP of $889.99 but a street...

Jul, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Toshiba Portege R705-P25 review

 

We know that the quest for the perfect laptop is ultimately fruitless. Different users have different needs, budgets, and expectations, and tomorrow's technology threatens to make any just-purchased laptop semi-obsolete before it even comes out of its...

Slim, upscale design; excellent keyboard and touch pad; includes Intel Wireless Display; solid value.

Missing dedicated graphics; battery life merely average.

Toshiba's Portege R series has always impressed, and the new 13-inch Portege R705 is close to a perfect balance of design, price, and performance.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Toshiba Portege R705 review

 

Stuck on the Toshiba Portege R705's magnesium alloy palmrest is a shiny sticker celebrating the company's 25 years of "laptop innovation." Now, we're the first...

Jul, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Portege R705-P35

 

The R705-P35 13.3-inch widescreen boasts a 1,366 by 768 resolution. A higher screen resolution in this price range is a rare find, which is why the 1,600-by-900 screens on the Sony Z116GXS and HP Envy 14 ($1,286 direct, 4 stars) are deemed luxuries....

Good speed from standard volt Core i3 processor. Very lightweight. Metal chassis. Intel WiDi built in. Intel WiMax built in. Reasonably priced. Comfortable keyboard. Improved battery life

Poorly built speakers. You'll need to buy the Netgear receiver ($100) to use Intel?s WiDi

The Toshiba Portege R705-P35 is a more practical alternative to the Sony VAIO Z, bundling a 13-inch widescreen, optical drive, and a standard volt processor.

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Portege R705-P25

 

An HDMI port and an SD slot are also included features. If you buy this particular configuration (Best Buy version), not only will you get the Navy Blue lid, but Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) technology as well. WiDi is similar to wireless HDMI in...

As light as the Sony VAIO Z. Draped in fine metals. Good speed from standard volt Core i3 processor. Intel WiDi built in. Reasonably priced. Comfy keyboard. Very good battery life, especially if you buy the extended slice

Poorly built speakers. You'll need to buy the Netgear receiver ($100) to use Intel's WiDi

The Toshiba Portégé R705-P25 is a sweet alternative to the Sony VAIO Z, bundling a 13-inch widescreen, optical drive, and a standard volt processor.

EDITORS' CHOICE!

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Toshiba Portégé R705-P41

 

Toshiba's often-impressive Portégé ultraportable laptops seem to be getting ever better with age. Two years ago, the company blew us away with the Portégé R600, a sleek ultraportable that managed to squeeze an optical drive into an incredibly thin...

Very thin and light, yet has onboard DVD drive ; Fine office-app speed ; Long battery life ; Surprisingly low price

Disappointing keyboard and speakers ; Subpar Webcam

Optical drives are rare in ultraportables, but this Portégé delivers one, plus Core i5 speed and excellent battery life, at a remarkable price. It's a boon for frequent travelers on tight budgets.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Toshiba Portege R705-P35 Review

 

Toshiba Portege R705-P35 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Toshiba Portege R705-P35 and comparisons to other Cheap Laptops

Ultraportable; Includes an optical drive; Good battery life; Integrated 4G

Horrible speakers; Loud fans

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Toshiba Portege R705-P25 Review

 

Toshiba Portege R705-P25 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Toshiba Portege R705-P25 and comparisons to other Cheap Laptops

Good value; Weighs only 3.2 pounds; Includes optical drive

No Bluetooth; Short battery life; Weak speakers

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Brian Barrett (gizmodo.com.au)

Toshiba Portege R705 Review: The Ultra Ultraportable

 

Toshiba's Portege line has always been the top of the company's shelf – with prices to match. The Portege R705 upends that lineage: ...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

The Toshiba Portege R705 is a nice middle-to-higher end laptop. It is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor (dual-core), which is Intel’s top line of processors. It has a 500GB hard drive and 4 GB RAM, which should be more than enough for most users. It sports a memory card reader, HDMI out, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and one eSATA / USB 2.0 port. A built-in webcam and microphone sit atop the screen to allow video conferencing. The Portege R705 has a 13.3 inch widescreen display which has a 1366 x 768 resolution and supports the playback of 720p video content. It is also large enough to support a full-size keyboard and a large trackpad. Overall, the Portege R705 is a nice laptop which should run just about any application and take care of most users’ needs.

Audio

Audio system:HD / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):66
Battery life (max):8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.0625
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Operating vibration with/without CD-ROM drive installed:0.5 / 0.25
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:10 / 24
CD-RW write speed:10
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:3
DVD-RAM write speed:3
DVD-RW read speed:4 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:4 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Stereo
Display:TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M / I5-460M
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-370M / I5-460M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 50179
Processor code:SLBUK / SLC22
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes

Software

Bundled software:TOSHIBA 180 Degrees Rotation Utility\nTOSHIBA App Place\nTOSHIBA Assist\nTOSHIBA BookPlace\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA DVD Player with Resolution+ Upconvert Technology\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA Password Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Chrome\nIntel Wireless Display Technology 1.2\nInternet Explorer 8\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Live Essentials (Photo Gallery, Messenger, Mail, Writer, Movie Maker)\nWildTangent Games Console\nIntuit Quickbooks Financial Center\nKidZui\nNetZero Internet Service\nSkype / TOSHIBA 180 Degrees Rotation Utility\nTOSHIBA Assist\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA DVD Player w/ Resolution+ Upconvert Technology\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA Password Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Chrome\nInternet Explorer 8\nIntel Wireless Display Technology 1.2\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Live Essentials
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011 / Norton Internet Security 2011, Toshiba Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.94
Depth (imperial):8.94
Height (front):0.72
Height (front) (imperial):0.72
Height (rear):1.01
Height (rear) (imperial):1.01
Weight:3.2
Width:12.4
Width (imperial):12.4