Toshiba Portégé R700-15X


Toshiba Portégé R700-15XNotebook: Toshiba Portégé R700-15X (Portégé R700 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R700-15X

75% Toshiba Portege R700 (PT311A-00J00Q) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
With so much power in such a slender frame, the Toshiba Portege R700 is definitely a little marvel. We like it a lot and this is not only due to its performance and small size, but also its build quality, which feels sturdy. We wish it had a better keyboard though, and that its fingerprint reader software worked with Firefox. Above all, we wish it didn't get so bloody warm.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Toshiba Portégé R700-15X review
Source: It Pro English
The Portégé R700 is a lightweight yet powerful laptop. It's not perfect though - the keyboard isn't to our taste and the heat and noise issues are irritating. Despite these issues, if you need fast performance without the bulk then the Portégé R700 is currently the best ultra-portable laptop available at this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%


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.


The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.

1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

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79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)