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Toshiba Portege R705

Toshiba Portege R705
alaScore 83

101 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 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 usability and durability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the touchpad.

portability, performance, price, durability, usability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 are impressed by the screen and usability. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the touchpad. There are some mixed views about the durability.

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

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

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Toshiba Portege R705

 

Before there were netbooks, Adamos, Timelines or even a MacBook Air, there was the Portege. Toshiba's long-standing marquee for ultraportable notebooks never achieved the prominence of many of its more fashionable contemporaries, but the...

Thin and light ; Sturdy, stylish magnesium chassis ; Standard optical drive ; Comfortable supersized touchpad, firm keyboard ; Capable Core i5 processor ; Sharp 13.3-inch screen ; Surprisingly loud speakers ; Affordable price point

Lacks biz staples like keyboard light, 180-degree hinges ; Some intrusive preinstalled utilities ; Reflective screen ; Not enough grunt for all 1080p playback

Toshiba’s Portege R705 laptop is sharp at work, comfortable at play, and affordable enough for everyone.

Jan, 2011

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
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CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Toshiba Portege R705-P25 review: Toshiba Portege R705-P25

 

Editors' note: The version of the Toshiba Portege R705 is no longer available. Those interested in this product should check out the Toshiba R705-P35 , which is the essentially identical, but also includes a 4G wireless option.

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: Joanna Stern (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 to hate on the plethora of decals that festoon Windows laptops these days -- and this one...

Incredibly light 3.2-pound chassis ; Great manufacturing quality ; Boasts Intel Wireless Display technology

Runs warm ; Shorter battery life than promised ; Small keys

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.
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