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Toshiba Portege Z835

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Toshiba Portege Z835. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The price and performance are also appreciated. Reviews about the sound and usability are different, while the size and screen get less positive comments.

portability, performance, price, design, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Toshiba Portege Z835 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the price and reliability are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the screen and size, while comments are divided on the usability.

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durability, size, screen

81% of the reviews on 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)

Jul, 2015

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

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Portege Z835-P372


Although it's less than 6 months old, it already feels as if we've been living in the ultrabook era forever. When a new laptop arrives, I automatically assume it'll be thin, lightweight, with a solid-state drive for storage; in other words, like a...

The Toshiba Portege Z835 offers more configuration options than most ultrabooks, and includes features, such as an Ethernet port, left out of other models.

The design worked fine on the least expensive ultrabook, but this more-expensive version doesn't look and feel as nice as the competition.

The original Toshiba Portege Z835 was a fantastic value that helped us overlook a weak touch pad/keyboard combo. This faster version is about $200 more, but keeps the same so-so design.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

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...

Mar, 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: Dan Ackerman (

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.

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.