Toshiba Portégé R600
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Portégé R600 (Portégé R Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 2600 euro
Average of 18 scores (from 24 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R600
Source: Maximum PC
If you think of HP’s 2530p as a strapping workhorse of an ultraportable, Toshiba’s R600 is like a stylish, sophisticated cousin—and we were quickly smitten with its charms. The R600 shares much in common with Toshiba’s R500, but with improvements to its build quality and structure. Be that as it may, the Toshiba R600 stands out above the other notebooks here with its supreme portability, while still offering comparable features, a quality build, and a stylish appearance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Is the R600 – and 384GB – worth all that extra money? For most users, no. The most obvious application for a huge chunk of fast, solid-state storage is audio and video editing, something the R600’s graphics abilities don’t really lend themselves to, and it’s tough to imagine any businessperson who might have enough presentations, documents and files to occupy such a huge drive. There’s a sense that Toshiba have produced the Portégé R600 half for bragging rights and half because they think they should: because SSDs are getting bigger, and it makes sense to drive the market by slotting them into appealing machines. Perhaps a desktop-replacement notebook would be a more suitable fit, but that would lack the ability to surprise colleagues and friends when you tell them your slender ultraportable has more storage than their home PC and a DVD burner to boot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2009
Rating: price: 60%
Source: Digital Versus
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 40% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Before the influx of low-cost Netbooks, small, thin laptops (then called ultraportables) were typically very expensive. Now, however, it's a little trickier to slap a high price on something just because it's small and light. Toshiba is banking on people realizing that small is one thing, but small, secure, and powerful is quite another. The Toshiba Portege R600 may be pricey compared with Netbooks, but it has a lot more to offer beyond its ultraportable size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 70%
Source: IT Reviews
When it comes to ultraportable notebooks, everyone wants to lay claim to producing the thinnest and lightest. Toshiba's R600 updates an earlier thin and light model, the R500. The R600-101 is a real eye catcher, and it is light. But the build quality isn't what it could be and neither screen nor keyboard wowed us. The battery life claim should probably be taken with a large pinch of salt too.
Display 40, Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2009
Rating: display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
This business ultraportable packs an optical drive into an impressively small and light chassis and lasts over 6 hours on a charge. If your primary need is a secure and superslim notebook that can go the distance, the $2,149 Toshiba Portégé R600-ST520W has a lot to offer. Its 6.5-hour battery life and featherlight weight will certainly be appreciated on business trips. However, its performance is lackluster compared to other ultraportables, and the display is less than stellar. If you don’t need an optical drive, the 1-pound-heavier Lenovo ThinkPad X200s offers superior performance, a higher screen resolution, and four more hours of runtime, for nearly $500 less. But if you demand a headturning design and a DVD drive, this ultraportable is worth the splurge.
70, Leistung 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40%
Overall, the Toshiba R600 isn’t for everyone, but we should be glad that it exists. Despite a few flaws, Toshiba produced a computer that is relatively competitive with high-end ultraportables like the Dell Adamo, the Sony TT, and the even the ThinkPad X301, but is lighter than almost all of them. That weight savings will cost you–in a number of ways–but if portability is something you value and you want a notebook that will impress your peers, then the R600 is worth keeping in mind. From a bang-for-your-buck standpoint, or for anyone simply looking for a great ultraportable, it is not the best option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
Pick up the Toshiba Portegé R600-108 and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the assembly line had forgotten to install a computer inside the case. But inside nonetheless resides an Intel SU9400, a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor backed up with 3GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage. Overall, the ‘look and feel’ impression swings somewhere between awe at the empty weight – and horror at the huge price for such an insubstantial toy-like notebook. The Toshiba Portegé R600-108 has a good performance benchmark result but a dreadful screen and foreshortened battery life that makes it hard to recommend.
Preis 30, Leistung 80, Display 40, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/10/2009
Rating: price: 30% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 60%
Source: Inside HW
Do you like the idea of notebook that is light and small so you can easily carry it all around? And you don’t like that it has relatively slow CPU and no optical device? What do you say about a notebook that has 12.1 inch display, Core 2 Duo CPU, DVD writer and weighs only 1.1 kg? Well, notebook with these specs actually exists and its name is: Toshiba Portege R600. This little “masterpiece” will impress you the moment you take it into your hands. Although Toshiba Portege R600 is not perfect little notebook, it has some features that make it unique. High price is expected and all we can say is, that it is adequate. Since this model is intended for business users, for whom the price is not that much important parameter, anyone that buys this model will have a lot of reasons to be satisfied with it.
80, Preis 60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
Source: Reg Hardware
The R600 is proof, if proof were needed, that laptops are like cars. They'll all get you from A to B, but folk will still buy expensive ones, cheap ones, sexy ones, butt-ugly ones - whatever your preference, there's a model for you. If you're after a compact laptop that delivers better performance than a netbook and equivalent portability, and you can afford the price tag, the R600 is worth a look. But for us, the Sony TT beats it, thanks to a better screen.
70, Display 50
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 50%
Source: PC Mag
The Toshiba Portégé R600-S4202 is the sum of four years' worth of improvements, polishing an already proven product. It's the thinnest and lightest ultraportable that squeezes in an optical drive and a full-size keyboard—and its 12-inch LED widescreen isn't too shabby, either. The only thing that can potentially stand between you and commuter heaven is the agonizing $3,000 hit to your bank account. The Toshiba Portégé R600-S4202 is the lightest ultraportable to pack a full-size keyboard and an internal optical drive.
70, Preis 50, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% mobility: 80%
Toshiba's Portégé R600 sets a new standard for lightweight ultraportable laptops, making it an attractive option for workers who need to carry a PC with them. However, this portability comes with the drawbacks of a short battery life, high purchase cost, and a design that feels like it may break unless handled carefully. Toshiba's Portégé R600 is an attractive option for workers needing to carry a laptop with them at all times, but the short battery life limits the amount of work that can realistically be done away from mains power.
60, Preis 40, Display 80, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Computer Shopper
Toshiba has thought of just about everything with its gorgeous, sleek, Portégé R600. It’s like an Apple MacBook Air, but with ports…and an optical drive…and (sadly) Windows Vista. In fact, it’s only a hair thicker than the Air (0.77 versus 0.76 inches), and just like the Air, it has that Frisbee-light feel to it. We’re thrilled that Toshiba engineers managed to include all the hardware Apple could not (although the Air does have a larger screen), but at $2,099 for the base model and $2,999 for our tested configuation, the R600 will be an option for only a small segment of the market (and one that continues to shrink with the recession). Toshiba’s ultrasleek ultraportable is a marvel of technology. The 2.2-pound R600 is fully loaded with an optical drive, a solid-state hard drive, good performance—and a very high price.
90, Preis 50, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 50% performance: 80%
The Toshiba Portégé R600 is bettered in terms of power and battery life, but it is still a great business ultraportable. Its unmatched weight, great usability and stunning build quality are among the best we've seen, but consider your needs before buying.
3.5 von 5, Mobilität mäßig, Display gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Toshiba has made some important improvements with the R600, making it an ultra-portable you should definitely consider if you're in the market. However, the transflective screen is still disappointing and you'll need to factor in £100 for an extra battery, so it's not quite a nailed on certainty just yet.
von 10, 8, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 7, Preis 8, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 50%
Source: Hardware Zone
Overall, it's a great ultraportable notebook but not a perfect one. Some sacrifices have to be made with a notebook of this category and it's unfortunately the underperforming screen and price. We still highly recommend this notebook for the business road warrior who needs extreme portability regardless of price, but one needs to get used to the screen. With that, we rate the Toshiba Portege R600 an overall score of 4 out of 5 stars.
4 von 5, Display schlecht, Preis schlecht, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% display: 40% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Pro
A super-light laptop with great battery life, but the screen is both its stand-out feature and - for some - its Achilles heel.
5 von 6, Mobilität sehr gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% display: 50% mobility: 90%
Source: e-media - 10/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% display: 100% mobility: 100%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: WCM - 7/09
Single Review, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 30% performance: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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