Toshiba Portege R500-11Z reviews and prices: 12.1" Laptop computer

7 customer reviews

This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 7 reviews.
Toshiba Portege R500-11Z with Intel Core 2 Duo U7700 1.33 GHz Dual Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 160GB Storage on Windows Vista Business. DVD drive, 7.5 hours of battery See full product description
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Frank, London/Warbleswick Architect, writer, presenter

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Light, speedy, easy to use.
Bad points:
Perhaps a bit fragile.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Weight and portability superb
Bad points:
Keybooard slightly unpredictable - cursor jumps unexpectedly
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser International traveller

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The outstanding good point is the small size and very low weight of this computer, especially considering that it comes with an installed DVD RW, unlike many ultra portables on offer. You won't need to lug that big laptop bag around any more! The 150 Gb hard disk is big enough for my needs, and has a motion sensor which parks the heads if the machine is subjected to a shock. It has 3 USB ports which is enough for most people, I'd think, and 2 Gb RAM which is plenty to run the pre-installed Vista.
Bad points:
Haven't found any bad points yet. I really like the machine.
I would have liked Toshiba to provide a nice dedicated slip case, but these things are available on the internet.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2008

Michal, London

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
smal and very handy
Bad points:
battery life is not right with technical specification
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ultra lightweight .. only 1KG!!! and still has a dvd drive.
Good performance with vista business.
Bad points:
Slightly flimsy feeling case.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
weight and general Toshiba quality as expected
Bad points:
Windows Vista is a pain and the XP replacement supplied is useless
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Oct 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 12.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Business
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number U7700
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.33
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Single Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 7.5
Weight (kg) 1
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number MEDIA ACC. 950
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series Intel
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 28.3
Depth in cm 21.58
Release date 2008-02-07

Also known as: Toshiba Portégé R500-11Z, Toshiba Protege R500-11Z, Portg R500-11Z

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