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Toshiba Portege Z835

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Toshiba Portege Z835. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and price. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and screen, while there are mixed reviews on the image quality and usability.

portability, performance, design, price, keyboard

durability, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege Z835 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: maximum pc (

Toshiba Portégé Z835 Review


Toshiba does Acer $100 better, offering the Z835, a Best Buy exclusive, for $800. Its low price is matched by its light weight. At two pounds, 6.6 ounces, it beats all the others here by a good half-pound. But the Z835 also looks and feels the cheapest...

Very slim and lightweight for the price; lots of ports

Too underpowered; sorry SSD speeds; flimsy lid

Jan, 2012

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Review: Toshiba Portege Z835


Unsere Kollegin Dana vom US-amerikanischen Engadget hat sich das Ultrabook Toshiba Portege Z835 genauer angesehen, welches uns hier , reich bebildert, unter dem leicht abweichenden Namen Portege Z830 zum ersten Mal begegnete. Das Fazit ihrer sehr...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Toshiba Portege Z830 \/ Z835


Toshiba should know a thing or two about skinny, featherweight laptops. Back in 2007, the company unveiled the Portege R500, a 2.4-pound laptop measuring what was then an anorexic 0.77 inches (19.6mm) thick. Much to everyone's disbelief, it managed to...

Aggressively priced ; Long battery life ; Lightweight, even for an Ultrabook ; Wide selection of ports, backlit keyboard

Performance trails other Ultrabooks ; Poor viewing angles ; Dated design, minor build quality issues

Lightest. Least expensive. Best selection of ports. There are tons of reasons to love this aggressively priced Ultrabook, though its dated design and so-so performance will turn off some shoppers.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

Toshiba Portege Z835 Review: The Best Ultrabook


This $899 Best Buy exclusive features a 13.3-inch display, 128GB solid state drive, backlit keyboard and six hours of battery life. Read our take to find out what makes this Ultrabook really impressive

Decent backlit keyboard ; 6 hours battery life ; Great value ; Plenty of ports including USB 3.0

Very slow SSD ; No Bluetooth

At $899 the Z835 undercuts existing Ultrabooks by $100 or more and makes for a very attractive choice. It is an ideal on-the-go companion and a tempting alternative to the Apple MacBook Air

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

Toshiba Portege Z835 ultrabook review


In the last couple of weeks, ultrabooks — Intel's new category of ultrathin and ultralight laptops — have been arriving one by one, each aiming to derail the MacBook Air's lead with a mix of competitive pricing and new...

Incredibly light (even lighter than the 13-Macbook Air) ; Backlit keyboard ; Good battery life ; Very competitive price

Not the most attractive design ; Build quality could be better ; Screen is washed out ; Base configuration only has Core i3

The Z835 proves that Intel’s vision might not be so impossible after all

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Toshiba Portege Z835 Notebook Review


The Toshiba Portege Z835 is arguably the best Ultrabook yet--and certainly the best option under $1,000. For $899, you get the lightest 13-inch laptop around, full-size ports, and an accurate touchpad. The nearly 7 hours of battery life is another big...

Long battery life, Very light weight, Plenty of full-size ports, Accurate touchpad, Backlit keyboard

Slow write speeds on SSD, Stiff keyboard, Screen a bit washed out, Wake from sleep not always fast

Nov, 2011

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Toshiba Portege Z835-P330


The Toshiba Portege Z835-P330 is the newest member of the Portege line, and Toshiba's first ultrabook. Available exclusively through Best Buy, with other configurations coming soon through Toshiba, the Portege Z835-P330 is currently the cheapest of the...

Lightest ultrabook yet. Full feature set, with extras like USB 3.0, WiDi 2.0, and full-sized HDMI. Longest battery life in the category

Wimpy processing and graphics. Flimsy screen. Keyboard flexes. Small touchpad

The Toshiba Portege Z835-P330 is the lightest, longest lasting ultrabook we've seen yet, and its affordability adds sparkle to a system with moderate performance and limited graphics capability.

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (

Toshiba Portege Z830/Z835 review: nice overall package, a few flaws nevertheless!


The Toshiba Z830 is the lightest and thinnest ultrabook in its class right now and manages to offer a good mix of features and performances. If it weren't for the overall fragile feel and the loud cooling system, I'd say it's a top pick, especially...

thin and very light, magnesium used for the whole body, decent performances, matte screen, backlit keyboard, good trackpad, lots of ports, excellent battery life, good price tag

mushy keyboard with poor feedback, annoying fan, not the best display, feels fragile, rather slow SSD

With a fairly affordable price tag and a bunch of solid features, the Toshiba Z835 is one of the best ultrabooks available in stores these days.

Jun, 2015


Expert review by: William Harrel (

Toshiba Portégé Z835


If nothing else, the first round of so-called "ultrabook" laptops hitting the market proves that Cupertino doesn't have a monopoly on turning out thin, powerful, and sexy-looking notebooks. Ultrabooks are a new class of notebook; their specifications...

Low price for what it is ; Very light and comfortable ; Excellent keyboard and touch pad

Only available in one configuration at launch ; Display could be more colorful ; Ho-hum, short warranty

This $799.99 "ultrabook" is a beautiful, light, and comfortable laptop for highly mobile users. Take note, though: Toshiba promises upgraded versions of this machine with even better components soon.

Nov, 2011

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Toshiba Portege Z835


The Toshiba Portégé Z835 is another "ultrabook" laptop that has a 13.3-inch display that is a lightweight, comfortable laptop to use, especially if you need a computer to carry around with you daily. It has a competitive price and decent...