Toshiba Portégé R700
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Portégé R700 (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
Price: 1100 euro
Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R700
Source: Maximum PC
Not as thin and light as the R600, but far more powerful.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Portability is a technological virtue these days -- gadgets aren't much fun if you have to stay in one place to use them. That's why we all hate fax machines so much. The Toshiba Portege R700 is an impressively portable laptop, both in terms of size and weight. But we've seen cheaper machines that offer better displays and performance than our R700-160 configuration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: IT Reviews
The Toshiba Portégé R700 is the latest incarnation of Toshiba's ultra portable business person's notebook. It comes in several iterations and all share some defining characteristics. You can more than double the base asking price if you want an Intel Core i7 processor, 128GB Solid state drive and wireless broadband integration, or for £629 plus VAT you can go for a more humble Core i3 processor, 320GB hard drive and no mobile broadband.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
The Toshiba Portege R700 was almost overlooked back at Toshiba’s June press conference, outflanked in the attention seeking stakes as it was by two other oddball mobile machines (The Libretto and Android AC100). It’s a shame really, as the Toshiba Portege R700 is by far the most impressive of the trio – so much so that we’re not hesitating to give it the full five stars. For anyone who needs a laptop on the go, this is your best bet with Windows by a long way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
The Portege R700 is a great notebook, make no mistake about it. It’s extremely thin and light, one of the lightest 13.3” notebooks on the market, especially for notebooks that include an optical drive. Yes, there are myriad flaws, like the occasionally flimsy construction, the terrible disk image it’s loaded with, and the pretty woeful screen. Evaluated as a mainstream ultraportable, it’s pretty great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2010
Rating: display: 30% mobility: 80% workmanship: 40%
Source: Hardware Zone
The Toshiba Portege R700 is one notebook that will command attention in the office, and if you're carrying one around, you'll probably be the target of envious stares around the room. It's a lightweight, sleek machine that hides a powerful processing punch under the hood. As our benchmarks revealed, this machine is no slouch despite its thin form factor and light weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2010
Rating: price: 85% performance: 90% features: 85% mobility: 90%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Toshiba has produced an excellent update in the Portégé R700, giving it a long overdue visual refresh and offering up a good balance between price, performance and features. It's just a shame the keyboard isn't a little better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90%
Even at this pre-production stage, we're very impressed by the Portege R700. While there are a few minor niggles, we're confident they will all be resolved for mass-production and this is sure to be a big winner for Toshiba.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Frequent travelers or anyone else looking for a highly portable but powerful notebook will find a lot to like about the Portege R700. It's one of the fastest notebooks we've tested under 4 pounds, and the design feels stronger than its 12-inch predecessor. We also appreciate the machine's 6 hours of battery life. Unfortunately, we had to dock points for its high temperatures and less-than-stellar ergonomics. A part of us wishes Toshiba switched to the ULV version of Intel's Core i5 CPU for cooler and quieter operation, though you'd sacrifice some performance. Nevertheless, the R700 is a strong choice as is.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 30%
Source: Computer Shopper
Few notebooks rise to the top of a business executive’s wish list, but Toshiba’s top-of-the-line Portégé continues to reign as king of the road-warrior ultraportbable. Clad in a sleek, brushed-magnesium-alloy shell but packing an Intel Core i7 CPU inside, the inch-thick Portégé R700-S1330 doesn’t just look like a Fortune 500 notebook—it performs like one, too. With superb performance, battery life, and business features, this all-star ultraportable knocks it out of the park at a not-so-elite price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%
Source: PC Advisor
The Toshiba Portege R700 maintains the sleek, light and strong design of its predecessors, but it's a much more powerful notebook. It shuns ultra-low-voltage processors in favour of full performance Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs and it can run up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM. It's a brilliant option for small business and corporate users who want something small and light that doesn't compromise on performance and built-in features (such as an optical drive).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: c't - 2/11
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: performance: 55% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 84% display: 75% mobility: 94% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 77%
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: Sohoa VN Express
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 72%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 77%
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.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
77.92%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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