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Product Reviews for Toshiba Portege R835-P81 13.3" Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-2435M 2.40 GHz (Open Box)
from Indy on 2/6/2012
I wanted to replace my 5 year old Satellite. It lacked speed, # of USB ports and had a small HD. I had all my media files on multiple external drives. I also had a 10 inch Lenovo netbook that I used for travel. I had a list of features that I wanted and had been looked for 6 months. I finally found the R835-R81. It had everything except a Blu-Ray. I decided I didn't really need that.
from Mexico on 1/24/2012
It is a very powerful computer, with all the ports/interfaces I wanted it to have, with DVD drive, and very light weight. All of these at an affordable price. I'm very happy with it and expect to have it for many years.
from Laguna Beach, CA on 1/18/2012
I have own over 7 toshiba laptops since 1990. I have also bought them for clients and family. It is the best quality in the market and that includes Apple.
Great product, a few things could be improved
from Sofia, Bulgaria (Europe) on 1/13/2012
I rated this Toshiba 5 stars because of my overall positive impression. To be honest, I'm quite happy working on this machine and definitely recommend it to business professionals who are often on the road and don't want to sacrifice the variety of ports and connectivity options in favor of ultra-books or tablets. I choose this model instead of a VAIO SA series model, and for the last 2 months I have no regrets about my decision. The pros: very lightweight, sturdy keyboard, variety of ports (1xUSB 2.0 port, 1xUSB 3.0 port, 1xUSB 2.0/eSATA port,VGA, Gigabit, HDMI), long lasting battery (taking notes during business meeting with wi-fi on - above 7 hours, movies - about 5 hours; heavy multitasking without the Eco function ON - about 3 or 4 hours); stylish design. The cons: no back-light keyboard (although this is not a deal breaker, one or two times I missed that feature when it was pitch black); probably not very contrast LCD display, but that could be something related to settings or due to my distorted color perception :); a little bloatware - the Bulletin Board and some timeline program. The laptop doesn't emit too much heat, when Eco mode is ON, you could almost tell that the bottom surface is cool; the noise in Eco mode is absent, a little bit more when multitasking, but in a while it fades away, it's not bothering. My machine is with 6 cell battery; probably with the 9 cell battery the results will be better. Although there's no quick charge, the recharge time is tolerable. Hope that all this is useful to someone interested in buying the Portege R835 :)
Portable, Competent Laptop
from Baltimore, MD on 1/4/2012
Portability is very important to me. At about 3.2 pounds the Toshiba Portege R835 is easy to carry around.