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Toshiba Portégé R700

Specifications

Toshiba Portégé R700Notebook: 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
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 77.92% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 78%, features: 81%, display: 58% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 57%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R700

70% Toshiba Portégé R700 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
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%
60% Toshiba Portege R700 review
Source: CNet English
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%
75% Toshiba - Portégé R700 review
Source: IT Reviews English
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%
100% Toshiba Portege R700 laptop review
Source: Electricpig English

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%
Toshiba Portege R700: A Truly Ultraportable 13.3"
Source: AnandTech English

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%
Toshiba Portege R700
Source: Hardware Zone English
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%
80% Toshiba Portege R700 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
80% Toshiba Portege R700 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
70% Toshiba Portege R700
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
93% Toshiba Portégé R700
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%
Toshiba Portege R700 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Verwandlungskünstler
Source: c't - 2/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: performance: 55% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Toshiba Portégé R700-172 (PT311E-03201KGR)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70%
86% Test Toshiba Portégé R700 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
70% Recensione Toshiba Portege R700
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Обзор ноутбука Toshiba Portege R700: необычные размеры
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Toshiba Portégé R700
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
72% Portégé R700 máy mỏng mà pin tốt
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 72%
77% Đánh giá chi tiết Toshiba Portégé R700
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 77%

Comment

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.


520M:

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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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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)