Toshiba Portégé R700-14L


Toshiba Portégé R700-14LNotebook: Toshiba Portégé R700-14L (Portégé R700 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1100 euro

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R700-14L

Toshiba Portege R700: Quality With Price
Source: Inside HW English

The only multimedia segment that this notebook can't cope with is gaming, as expected. Intel's integrated graphics card may be doing its best, but fresh titles can't go over 20 fps even at lowest settings. Naturally, any game older than, say, two years will work just fine (at lowest detail levels). The sound subsystem is nothing to be envious about - what's more, the sound is reminiscent of bedside radios. Therefore, the speakers will serve their purpose, but if you wish for a higher quality solution, you'll have to look for an external solution. Battery autonomy allows for less ambitious excursions, and the thing we have to reproach in this department is the very slow charger, which takes an eternity to charge the battery once it's been significantly drained. We hope that the problem was specific to our sample. As far as other flaws, not many are present, the largest of which is major heating on the left side of the notebook. Whenever the notebook was put under full load, the part left of the Tab key seemed hot enough to cause minor burns. Still, we dared to test out theory and the consequences weren't nearly as dramatic. After all, winter's on its way, rumoured to be the coldest one in years... The second and perhaps tallest of obstacles for buying this PC is its very high price. It may be justified up to a point with top production quality, choice of materials and hardware, as well as the very Toshiba brand. The PC is also factory-shipped with Office Starter and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit preinstalled, none of which are dirt cheap. However, we feel that most users won't find these qualities to be redeeming enough and that they'll turn elsewhere in search for a cheaper variant. Those who wish for a high-quality, ultra-portable 13” notebook will, however, be catered for by this model.

Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2010

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba Portege R700-14L
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2010


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Review Asus P31F Subnotebook
Core i3 380M, 1.9 kg
» Dell Vostro V130 short test
Core i5 470UM, 1.638 kg

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» Toshiba Portégé R700-13K
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» Samsung Q330-JA08UK
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» Toshiba Satellite L635-S3104
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» Samsung 900X3A-A01FR
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» Acer Aspire 3820TZ
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» Dell Vostro 3300-N33035R
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» Toshiba Portégé R835-P56X
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» Asus P31F-RO108X
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» HP ProBook 5320m-WS996EA
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» Toshiba Satellite R630-143
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» Toshiba Satellite L630-ST2N04
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» Toshiba Portégé R700-184
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» HP Pavilion dm3t, i3-380M
Core i3 380UM, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite R630-141
Core i5 460M, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite R630-13U
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» Toshiba Portégé R700-15H
Core i5 450M, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R700-15P
Core i7 620M, 1.5 kg
» Samsung ZX310
, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E4310
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» Toshiba Portégé R700-02B
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» Maingear Clutch 13
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» Sony Vaio VPC-S13X9E/B
Core i3 370M, 2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R700-19L
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» Toshiba Portégé R705-P40
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» Samsung Q330-JA04UK
Core i3 370M, 2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite R630-14H
Core i3 370M, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)