Toshiba Portege R500-10U reviews and prices: 12.1" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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Toshiba Portege R500-10U with Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 64GB Storage on . DVD drive, 1.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Ian, Cambridge

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent size and weight. Battery life pretty good. Performance with SSD fine for typical business user. LCD good. Keyboard excellent. Screen size and form factor better than Sony Vaio TZ. Feels very light in comparison with my old Toshiba Portege R100. Has external VGA and Ethernet ports unlike Mac Book Air.

I think this is the best ultra portable on the market right now. Hopefully Toshiba can do a small rev of the machine to fix the mouse button stiffness and damp the keyboard rattle.
Bad points:
mouse buttons are stiff to click. Fan is quiet, but spins the whole time. The fan's exhaust is on the left hand side, which tends to be where I rest my hand, which is uncomfortable. The chasis on which the keyboard is mounted is flexible. This doesn't effect typing, but it does mean that there's more 'rattle' while typing than would be ideal. The plastic housing of the machine is quite springy and flexible -- I actually think this is a good thing as the laptop is more likely to survive knocks rather than crack.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Dec 2007

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 12.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 64
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number U7600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.2
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.77
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA 950
Remote control No
Release date 2007-10-30
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Manufacturer's Description

The Portégé R500 is designed for people looking for the ultimate in no-compromise portability or who travel and work on the move. Weighing less than a kilogram and only 19.5mm thick the Portégé R500 sets the standard in thin and light laptops. The battery can last for up to 8.5 hours on one charge and the transflective LCD screen gives you great picture quality both indoors and out. It’s all about portability, plus power. Toshiba EasyGuard features such as shock protected casing and a 100cc spill resistant keyboard are also included.

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