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Toshiba Portege R835

alaTest has collected and analyzed 391 reviews of Toshiba Portege R835. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and battery. The price and performance also get good views, but many are less positive about the sound.

portability, performance, price, battery, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege R835 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Toshiba Portege R835 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the sound.

portability, performance, usability, price, battery


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

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portégé R835-P56x 13.3-Inch LED Laptop (Magnesium Blue)Toshiba Portege R835-P55X Laptop with Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30 GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory, 640GB HDD, 13.3" widescreen with Intel WirelessToshiba Portege R835-P50x w/ Intel® CoreTM i3 Processor / 13.3" Display / 4GB Memory / 640GB Hard Drive - Blue

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (

Toshiba Port?g? R835-P88 Laptop Review


Affordable Thin-and-Light. The lightweight Port?g? series will be refreshed this year as the all-new Ivy Bridge R930 series, but does the Sandy Bridge R830 series still have some life left in it? ...

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

Improved lid stability for better resistance to pressure and twisting. A brighter screen with a matte option would allow for better visibility when outdoors. Finally, a more able cooling solution to prevent throttling, high noise and high temperatures...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

Toshiba Portege R835-P56X


Thanks to a new Core i5 processor and other welcome upgrades, the Toshiba Portege R835 is one of the best full-performance ultraportables you can buy for less than $1,000.

We liked but didn't love the last Toshiba Portege because it ran a little hot and we experienced some problems with the touchpad. Toshiba has addressed those issues with the Portege R835-P56X. The company also beefed up the graphics performance while...

Mar, 2011

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Toshiba Portege R835-P50X


The R835-P50X delivers a solid typing experience.. Every key has that perfect bumpy, deep response that you don't get from the flatter keys of the MacBook Air 13-inch and Samsung Series 9. It's like a Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard, except that all the keys...

One of the lightest in the 13-inch class. Superb typing experience. Aluminum design. Built-in optical drive. Standard voltage processor. Excellent performance. Superior battery score. Reasonably priced. WiDi2

Poor speakers

The Toshiba Portege R835-P50X is the epitome of what an ultraportable should be: Lightweight, relatively inexpensive, powerful, and equipped with enough battery life to last from dawn to dusk.

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Toshiba Portege R835-P56X Review


Toshiba Portege R835-P56X review by ConsumerSearch. Pros and cons on this Toshiba Laptop with user reviews and ratings.

Includes second-generation Intel processor; Lightweight

Limited viewing angles

May, 2011


Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (

Toshiba Portégé R835-P56X


Whenever we test one of Toshiba's ultraportable Portégé laptops, we're reminded of the stereotypical Volkswagen full of clowns: We're not sure exactly how they do it, but boy, do they cram a lot in there. So we were more than pleased when a new model...

Excellent speed, battery life ; Decent 3D graphics ; Optical drive ; Sturdy build

Disappointing keyboard, speakers ; Vent on side blows very hot air ; No Bluetooth

Under $1,000, this sturdy little ultraportable is an excellent value, with top-notch app performance, a robust feature set, and nearly the longest battery life we’ve seen.

Apr, 2011

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Toshiba Portege R835-P56X


Even though this device lacks Bluetooth connectivity and the variety of options for communicating with a customer service representative is limited, the Toshiba Portege R835-P56X is a laptop computer with powerful performance and excellent memory and...

This Toshiba laptop offers up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge

The Toshiba Portege R835-P56X lacks Bluetooth connectivity and several customer service options

8.9/10 A long battery life, 640GB of memory and a lightweight design make this an ideal laptop for business and multimedia needs.

Consumer review by: jjhobbs (

Great In Almost Every Respect!


I have the P70. So far, battery life has been about 4 hours or so. I'm hoping it will improve. This new P70 may use more power than the P56, hence lower battery life and perhaps higher heat load. I plan to play with the power conservation function....

Excellent pointer pad functions; iPad like. Very good performance. Very light weight. Excellent raised keyboard. (Also, I hear Toshibas have been known to keep functioning for 10 years. Never had a laptop like that before; usually 3 years max. Yeah

Still some hot spots. Cooling needs to be improved to the point the user does not feel the chip heat. Perhaps some insulation on the bottom and pointing the exhaust air upward and away from the user

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: K2R4m (

It looks better in real than in pictures!


get it. trust me, you will not regret this purchase

light, cheap, fast and very well built

no back led keyboard and the webcam isn't that good

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: mparnwine (

Excellent machine, especially for the price.


Couldn't be happier. This seems to be the 13" machine to have based on all of the reviews and recommendations. I'm not sure why anyone would want to lug around a 17" monster (or even a 15"), although I have a very nice i7 desktop to use at home. My...

Fast i5 cpu. Great battery life. Once I got used to the keyboard (have had it a week) am finding it nice to type on. Very light. Direct on viewing of the screen is just fine for my use

Speakers are horrible, but I don't plan to play much audio through them. Have ordered some inexpensive adds for the times I may need them

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: goldmarlin1 (

This computer is awesome and I love it.


I agree with CNET rating. Thank you.

performance, graphics, Windows 7, slim, lightness

No issues so far

Jun, 2011