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Toshiba Portege R835-P83

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The value for money and battery are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the design. Many are critical about the connectivity and keyboard.

portability, battery, value for money, screen, usability

keyboard, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege R835-P83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Portege R835-P83

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Toshiba Portege R835-P83 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, value for money, battery, performance, screen

usability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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-lightPortege R835 13.3IN WINDOWS7 640GB

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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.

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Toshiba Portege R835-P88

 

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.

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"outside of not being a Mac user, Toshiba has worked"

 

just got mine. we shall see. i have two older Toshiba laptops and while minor things go wrong with them here and there i will take them over a Dell anyday and I live in Austin. found it at GH Photo Superstore in Manhattan on line for $699

price and speed

none yet,,,,,,,,,,,

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"This is a great laptop."

 

I love this laptop.

This is a great laptop.

I would say a little pricey.

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"Great compromise between weight and expandability"

 

[I must point out my laptop is an older model]

Comes with just about every feature and weighs about the same as an ultrabook. You can also change the battery, hard drive, etc.

Software bundle is horrible. I completely wiped the drive and re-installed. Lucky for me I had an extra copy of Windows because their backup software is horrible too and didn't work correctly.

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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.

lightweight

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

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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)

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2 weeks

 

2 weeks and the hard drive died

But lite and nice

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Worth the price

 

I had three criteria when looking for a new laptop. It should be light in weight, have a DVD drive, and have a long battery life. The Toshiba fulfilled all three. I looked at 2 others, but by the time I weighed the cost difference, I found that I...

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Long Battery Life

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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.