Toshiba Portégé R700-172


Toshiba Portégé R700-172Notebook: Toshiba Portégé R700-172 (Portégé R700 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.56kg
Price: 2299 euro
Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 87%, features: 87%, display: 71% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R700-172

84% Review Toshiba Portégé R700 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Untiring business professional. Toshiba promises up to 12 hours of battery life on its homepage. On top of that one can expect good application performance based on its specifications which include Core i7-620M CPU and 128GB SSD. Our comprehensive review reveals what kind of punch this business professional is packing in a test of strength.

Foreign Reviews

95% Test: Toshiba Portégé R700-172 (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 82% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 71% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 83%
80% Toshiba Portégé R700
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Portégé R700-172: Core-i7-Mobilist
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2010
91% 울트라씬 노트북 PC의 성능 종결자 - 도시바 포테제 R700 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
울트라씬 노트북 PC의 성능 종결자 - 도시바 포테제 R700 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2011


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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

» 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.

1.56 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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87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)