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Toshiba Portege R835-P81

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Toshiba Portege R835-P81. 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. People really like the battery and size. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the design. Many are less positive about the durability and sound.

portability, performance, price, size, battery

keyboard, sound, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege R835-P81 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 Portege R835-P81 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the keyboard and battery are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the usability.

portability, price, performance, battery, keyboard


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

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

Dec, 2015

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

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Portege R835 review: Toshiba Portege R835


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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: AudioFileZ (

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

Consumer review by: Reflyers (

2 weeks


2 weeks and the hard drive died

But lite and nice

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Chicago foodie (

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

Consumer review by: Simple Student (

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

Consumer review by: Traveling Diva (

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

Consumer review by: SUKIE (



If you are a college student this is for you. I was looking for something that was light weight, and did what I needed it to do for school with a fair price. This laptop is light weight, almost like an ultrabook without the over-the-top price. I can...

Processing Speed, Storage Space, Screen Size

2 usb ports

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Toshiba Portege


Fast, efficient, and ready to use. Light weight, easy to take along. Transferred files with ease. Excellent support!

Processing Speed

Screen Size, Storage Space

Jul, 2012