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Award: Good Buy November 2011
November 2011
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The editors liked

  • Thin
  • Light
  • Durable chassis
  • Long battery life
  • Solid application performance
  • Three-year warranty
  • Extremely portable
  • Great performance for the size
  • Superb battery life.
  • Good application performance
  • Good battery life
  • Light weight
  • Slim case
  • (Stable)
  • Matte magnesium case
  • Optical drive
  • HDMI
  • Docking Port
  • Precise multi-touchpad
  • Good but not perfect input devices
  • Sensible hardware tools

The editors didn't like

  • Cramped-feeling keyboard
  • Loud cooling fan
  • Hohum looks
  • Odd proprietary SSD.
  • System noise under load
  • Short travel of the keys and touchpad buttons
  • Weak TFT backlight
  • Low contrast of the display
  • Narrow viewing angles

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  Published: 2012-01-20, Author: First , review by:

  • Abstract:  Toshiba's Portégé R series has been popular among those wanting thin and light notebooks for a while, although as we noted when we looked at a predecessor, the Portégé R700 you need to pay out a pretty penny if you want the very best features available.Th...

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  Published: 2011-11-16, Author: Katherine , review by:

  • Extremely portable; great performance for the size; superb battery life.
  • Hohum looks; odd proprietary SSD.

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  Published: 2011-06-09, review by:

  • Good application performance, Good battery life, Light weight, Slim case, (Stable), matte magnesium case, Optical drive, HDMI, eSATA, Docking Port, Precise multi-touchpad, Good but not perfect input devices, Sensible hardware tools
  • System noise under load, Short travel of the keys and touchpad buttons, Weak TFT backlight, Low contrast of the display, Narrow viewing angles
  • As long as the dim display doesn't disturb, and no workstation tasks are performed with the R830-110, then the 13.3 inch device is a viable alternative for all those on the search for a subnotebook with a long battery life, integrated UMTS modem, docking...

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  Published: 2011-05-01, review by:

  • Thin, light, durable chassis, Long battery life, Solid application performance, Three-year warranty
  • Cramped-feeling keyboard, Loud cooling fan
  • The Portégé R830-S8310 is everything highly mobile business users need, at a price nearly all of them can justify in their budgets. ...

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  Published: 2011-04-13, review by:

  • Abstract:  To say the Toshiba Portege R700 was well-received by the industry would apparently be an understatement; Toshiba brought a level of engineering acumen to bear on that machine heretofore unseen on their notebooks, and the success of the R700 and its d...

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  Published: 2011-12-09, Author: Jeff , review by:

  • Good office performance, Decent battery life, Very thin and light
  • Very high price, Some flex in chassis, Preloaded software

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  Published: 2011-08-22, review by:

  • Abstract:  Until recently, choosing a notebook always involved compromise. You bought for performance or battery life, but never both. If you wanted performance (or big screen size), you got poor battery life. If you wanted long battery life, you got feeble proce...

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  Published: 2011-06-24, review by:

  • Very light (less than 1.5kg); Understated and stylish; Generous connectivity and specs; Excellent value
  • Mediocre screen; Keyboard feedback too shallow

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  Published: 2011-05-29, review by:

  • Excellent performance and battery life, Good build quality, Plenty of built-in features
  • Keyboard not backlit, Screen not great, Long charging time
  • Toshiba's Portege R830 is a great choice for business users who want something that's easily mobile, yet fully-featured and fast. It's not perfect -- it could use a better screen, a backlit keyboard and a quicker charging time -- but it's very well built...

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  Published: 2012-06-01, review by:

  • The Toshiba Portege R830-1DZ will make many people happy and businessmen in particular....

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