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Toshiba Portégé R835-P88

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Toshiba Portégé R835-P88. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and battery are generally positive. The price and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the sound and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portégé R835-P88 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Toshiba Portégé R835-P88 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the usability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portégé R835-p89 13.3-inch LED Laptop (Magnesium Blue) i5-2450M, 6GB DD3 Memory, 640GB HDD, Ultra-lightToshiba Portégé R835-p89 13.3-inch LED Laptop (Magnesium Blue) i5-2450M, 6GB DD3 Memory, 640GB HDD, Ultra-light

May, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Toshiba Portégé R835-P88 Laptop Review


Affordable Thin-and-Light. The lightweight Portégé series will be

Great CPU performance; Stable base; Easily accessible ports and expandability; Optical drive; Both USB 3.0 and eSATA; Precise multi-touch touchpad

High surface temperatures; High system noise; Weak lid; Narrow viewing angles; Low contrast; Poor outdoor usability/ Glossy screen; Average battery life; Spongy keyboard; Throttles when under very high loads

For the cost, the R835 offers quite the performance and a relatively large HDD in a chassis that is still above budget notebooks in terms of build quality.

Jun, 2012

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Toshiba Portege R835-P88


Business users who want to travel light should take a good look at the Toshiba Portege R835-P88. This notebook packs the power of a Core i5 processor, long battery life and face recognition software into a lightweight 3.2-pound frame, all for $849....

Apr, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Toshiba Portege R835-P88


The Toshiba Portege R835-P88 shows that an ultraportable can still kick ultrabook butt.

Only 3.2 pounds including optical drive. Speedy performance. Nice screen and keyboard. Good battery life. WiDi.

No backlit keyboard. No Bluetooth. Noisy fan.

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Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Portege R835 review:


Reviewing the Toshiba Portege R835-P88 is like revisiting an old friend. Previous versions of this laptop have won our coveted Editors' Choice Award, by offering excellent all-around performance in a slim, lightweight 13-inch body, for a lot less than...

This latest version of the Toshiba Portege R835 is still a great value, packing a big hard drive, optical drive, and full-power processor into a chassis not much bigger than an ultrabook.

This 13-inch laptop once felt thin and light, but similarly priced newer laptops beat it on style and portability.

This one-time favorite is still an excellent go-to 13-inch laptop, if you don't need something quite as slim as an ultrabook, and you can get it for the right price.

Mar, 2012

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Got a dud


Apparently this product is only available for replacement. I would rather be refunded, though, and get something else. Not at all impressed, and in fact, quite unhappy with this laptop - even if it's replaced with a non-lemon.


Speakers were crackly/unacceptable; keyboard continuously locked-up so it was not possibly to type. There are also several reviews of this laptop out there that cite the same keyboard lock-up issue. Completely unacceptable

May, 2012

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Maybe Lightest i5 laptop w/ DVD drive


This is a mighty-mite laptop. I can't speak for gaming, but for other uses it certainly doesn't lack power or speed. It is built quite well by what I can tell (long-term is unknown) with a truly plastic free magnesium chassis. This laptop is very...

Rigid magnesium chassis ; Uber-lightweight (comparable to MacBook Air) ; Powerful i5 CPU ; Decent amout of memory shipped ; Optical drive ; Very Good Screen for size and resolution ; Battery Life is fantastic for power ; Runs cool and mostly quite

No dedicated GPU card ; Standard Keyboard (not backlit) ; No BD-ROM option ; Pin type barrel power cord connector (magnetic like Apple is better)

Mar, 2012

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2 weeks


2 weeks and the hard drive died

But lite and nice

Nov, 2011

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Ultralight computer – light on the pocketbook


This Toshiba Portege is the second one that we own. It is a very good laptop packs a lot of punch into a small package. When OfficeMax had it on sale, we jumped at the chance to get a second one to replace the older one, windows XP. That's how old it was.

Oct, 2012

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Great machine!


I had an Asus laptop that I got at the beginning of my freshman year of college, and I loved it, but last week it literally fell apart and stopped working so I needed to get a new one. I wanted one that had a 13-14" screen, a decent amount of memory, a...

Processing Speed, Storage Space, Screen Size, Battery Life, speakers, weight

Oct, 2012

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Great light-weight computer


I needed a laptop that was much lighter and smaller than my 6-months old 15" HP Pavilion DV6 that weighs about 7 pounds. I was straining my designer bags and my shoulders when hustling through airports and client sites. I love that a laptop at this 3.2...

Processing Speed, Storage Space, Screen Size, weight, long battery life

keyboard not best as keys are tight & slick

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:66
Battery capacity (Watt hours):66
Battery life (max):9
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black / Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 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


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: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


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


Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
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 vibration:0.5
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:24 / 4
CD write speed:10 / 24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:10
CD-RW write speed:10 / 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-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
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 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


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-2435M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:3.00 / 3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i5-2435M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53452 / 60636
Processor code:SR04Z / SR06Y
Processor package size:31 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes


Bundled software:0.236 x 0.591 x 0.689 / TOSHIBA App Place\nTOSHIBA Assist\nTOSHIBA BookPlaceTM\nTOSHIBA Bulletin Board\nTOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA eco UtilityTM\nTOSHIBA Face Recognition\nTOSHIBA HDD/SSD Alert\nTOSHIBA HDD Protection\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Media Controller\nTOSHIBA Password Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA ReelTime\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Sleep Utility\nTOSHIBA Value Added Package\nTOSHIBA Video Player\nTOSHIBA Web Camera Application\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe Flash Player\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Chrome\nIntel Wireless Display Technology (WiDi 2.1)\nInternet Explorer 9\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nMicrosoft SilverlightTM\nMicrosoft Live Essentials\nPhoto Gallery\nMessenger\nMail\nWriter\nMovie Maker\nWildTangent Games Console\nTrial Software\nNetZero Internet Service\nQuickbooks Online Banking\nSkype
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2012, Toshiba Online Backup


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):8.94
Height (front):0.709 / 0.72
Height (front) (imperial):0.72
Height (rear):1.02 / 1.05
Height (rear) (imperial):1.05
Width (imperial):12.4