Toshiba Portégé R700-15X reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on size and weight. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 43 reviews.
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Allan, Edinburgh Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Bigger screen, better layout, appears more robust than the R500 I've migrated from
Bad points:
More software related! Migrating from the R500 (XP) to the R700 (Windows 7) is several days work!!!
Overall rating 9.0
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: 25 Aug 2010

Andrew, Aberdeen Often on the move

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
These are very good machines especially in terms of size, weight and performance which, while not being a rocket ship, is good enough for most regular business applications. Updated from a R500, which was stolen.
Bad points:
None to date.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2010

Nicola, London Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The space bar isn't responsive at the ends so I keep having to go back in my text and add spaces
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Very light
Nice keyboard feel
Bad points:
Why run at 32 not 64 bit
Case and keyboard show every finger mark unless you wear gloves
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Sep 2010

James, Bristol Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great mix of power and lightweight. No longer seems to have the cooling issues that the r500 had. Fantastic bit of kit, not as crazy light as the r500 but feels more solid and works like a dream. Bit more understated too, which is no bad thing.
Bad points:
Backlit key board would be useful.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Sep 2010

Matt, Cambridge Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very fast, decent memory, very light and the it works well. The Toshiba updating programs are a little strange and not very effective as well as being cluttered. The fingerprint reader on the other hand is very good, and most things on it work very smoothly.
Bad points:
The Toshiba updating programs are a little strange and not very effective as well as being cluttered.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2010

Simon, London Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
- Very light, but has full laptop sized Hard disk - so easy to replace with faster/bigger/SSD in the future
- Processor (Intel i5 520M) is extremely competent and keeps up with everything I do (I'm a developer working on big DBs)
- Memory size can go upto 8GB - I run XP Pro on mine, so stuck with 3GB limit - but this is definitely enough for what I do.
- Price is very good in comparison with rivals
- You are able to purchase a docking station that allows dual desktop screens to be used (and be permanently attached)
- Even without the docking station, you can dual screen to desktop displays with the inbuilt VGA + HDMI sockets... very useful (and cool).
- Dual desktop screen capability, decent laptop performance, inbuilt DVD recorder + low weight at a decent price - can you argue with that?
Bad points:
- Toshiba software for XP Pro - Pain in the ^$$ - Some software seems to duplicate what XP does for free - why?
- With the Toshiba docking station, it's almost impossible to get this to flip cleanly between the docking station and the laptop screen when using standby. My old Dell D430 did this naturally, so why is it broken now? As the machine is very quick, I can get away with rebooting as needed, but I do like Standby mode usage when working on long projects.
- Also, the standby mode restore does not switch screens correctly from Dual screens to laptop screen - I've had to hard recycle the laptop power a few times to get out of a few jams - not good.
- A bit noisy when very busy, but at least I can hear when the machine is busy and I need to investigate the CPU usage...
- Screen is a bit washed out - not as good as the Lattiture D430/D420 screen I've used in the past
- No physical wireless switch control on the unit, which is a bit of a security concern re XP Pro. Software that is supposed to do this for you does NOT work - I'm going to un-install it as just adding to the bloat...
- No pointing stick on the keyboard (but for the price, can you complain?)
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.3

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