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Toshiba Portege Z835

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the build quality. The sound and screen get mixed comments.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Portege Z835

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Toshiba Portege Z835 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba Portege Z835-P330 13.3" Laptop (Intel Core i3-2367M Processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SATA Solid State Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit)

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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

The Z835 also skimps on storage capacity, offering just 128GB. It’s full-SSD, but that’s not saying much. The Toshiba NAND flash coupled with a Toshiba controller mustered just 187MB/s sequential reads in CrystalDiskMark—half the speed and then some of...

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Toshiba Portege Z835

 

One of the goals of the Ultrabook specification was affordability, but you wouldn't know that by looking at the list of options currently available, nor the list of laptops soon to be released. Many models will set you back one Grover Cleveland — and...

Incredibly thin and light ; Great connectivity ; Excellent performance ; Useful bundled software

Drab design ; Flimsy chassis ; Terrible keyboard ; Disappointing display and audio quality ; Runs loud and warm ; Expensive as-tested

Toshiba’s Z835 does not make a good first impression. It’s as thin as a piece of cardboard, and feels just slightly stronger. These snap judgments about the laptop’s strength are only worsened by a sub-par keyboard and a display that isn’t sharp or...

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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.

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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

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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

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Toshiba Portege Z835-P330

 

Another Ultrabook contender enters the fray with the arrival of the Toshiba Portege Z835. Following in the footsteps of the Acer S3, Lenovo U300s, and Asus Zenbook, this system aims to provide Windows users with a clear alternative to Apple's popular...

With a full 128GB SSD at a great price and a thin, light design, the Toshiba Portege Z835 is one of the best deals in Ultrabook-style laptops to date

To cut costs, you get knocked down to a Core i3 CPU, and the shrimpy keyboard is tough to type on

Another entry in the MacBook Air clone wars, the Toshiba Portege Z835 offers great bang for the buck in some areas, but also looks and feels a bit cheap.

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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.

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

 

I'm sure I was not the only one to expect the Toshiba Z835 (or Z830, as its called in some markets, see details bellow) to reach the stores, as there were

THE GOOD 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

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

In the end, I had a hard time deciding whether this laptop should get a 3.5 or a 4 out of 5 rating. Went for the first though, as the overall fragility and the noisy fan are very annoying and Toshiba definitely should have taken better care of these...

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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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.

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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...

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