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Toshiba Portégé R705-P25

Specifications

Toshiba Portégé R705-P25Notebook: Toshiba Portégé R705-P25 (Portégé R705 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 24%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 75%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R705-P25

80% Toshiba Portege R705-P35
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Portege R705-P35 is a more practical alternative to the Sony VAIO Z, bundling a 13-inch widescreen, optical drive, and a standard volt processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Portege R705-P25
Source: Wired Magazine English
The net results of Toshiba's efforts are a computer designed for busy travelers but which neither looks particularly good nor works particularly well in day-to-day use because of its keyboard issues. Repackage it as a $500 executive netbook, and maybe we have a deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80%
90% Toshiba Portege R705
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
We're quite fond of the Toshiba Portege R700: it's very slim, incredibly light, has an internal optical drive and a capable battery for just under a grand. Sweet. If you're looking for an ultralight among 13" models, the R700 stands out for value and portability. Sure, it's not clad in metal like the 13" macBook Pro but it's much lighter and won't give you hot flashes when using it on your lap. In fact, it's as light as the MacBook Air, but more powerful. Toshiba offers enough CPU options to suit everyone from the budget conscious to the need for speed crowd, though even the top configuration can't come close to dethroning the speed king Sony Vaio Z.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Toshiba Portege R705 Review: The Affordable Ultraportable
Source: Notebooks.com English
While the battery life may not have lived up to the 8 hour claim, the Portege R705 as a whole is an impressive notebook that includes a durable body, light weight and thin body as well as enough power to satisfy most users at an equally impressive price point. For these reasons we are giving the Toshiba Portege R705 a Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice award in the ultra-portable category.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: price: 8% mobility: 60% emissions: 40%
80% Toshiba Portégé R705-P25
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Portégé R705-P25 is basically your poor man's Sony VAIO VPC-Z116GXS. Together, they're the lightest duo with 13-inch screens and built-in optical drives, except one costs half as much as the other. The R705-P25 is a beautifully-made ultraportable and ideal for those who have busy travelling schedules, but are reluctant to sacrifice all the amenities of a full size laptop. I would still recommend the Asus U30Jc-1A in this price range, though. It has more graphics power and ships with a bigger battery, even if it is almost two pounds heavier.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Portege R705 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Toshiba’s Portege R705 is an unexpected addition to the company’s ultraportable range. Based on the Portege R700 unveiled as part of Toshiba’s 25th anniversary for notebooks, the R705-P25 is a Best Buy exclusive with an MRSP of $889.99 but a street price that scrapes in at under $800. That makes it the cheapest Portege to date, and Toshiba would like us to remember it’s also the lightest 13.3-inch notebook with an integrated optical drive (outside of Japan, at least).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
80% Toshiba Portege R705-P25
Source: CNet English
We know that the quest for the perfect laptop is ultimately fruitless. Different users have different needs, budgets, and expectations, and tomorrow's technology threatens to make any just-purchased laptop semi-obsolete before it even comes out of its cardboard box. Toshiba's Portege R series has always impressed, and the new 13-inch Portege R705 is close to a perfect balance of design, price, and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Toshiba Portege R705 review
Source: Engadget English
Flat out, consumers haven't been able to get such a feature-packed ultraportable at such an affordable price until now, and the cheaper price tag doesn't result in a shoddy build as we expected it might. If you're looking for a thin and light 13-inch laptop under $900, the R705 beats all the others on the market – and that's not something we say often. Hey, Toshiba, how do you feel about celebrating every birthday this way?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

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.


350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) 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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82%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)