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84
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Toshiba's Portege R830/R835 series shows that, while traditional ultraportable laptops have been upstaged by ultrabooks, they haven't gone away — and they're often cheaper and include more features than their superslim siblings. The R835 weighs about 3.2 pounds, includes an optical drive, and has a full complement of ports, including HDMI, VGA, Ethernet and USB 3.0. It also includes WiDi for wireless streaming to a compatible HDTV, and has good battery life. If you're willing to carry something slightly heavier than a typical ultrabook, want the convenience of a DVD drive, and want to save a little cash, the R835 is well worth considering.

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User Reviews

90
Andrew Erickson
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Andries Strauss
A very good all round performer
80
rowilo
I have this with a 256 GB SSD, core i5 and 4GB of RAM. The fact it doesn't...read more
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78
Average Critic Score

Durability

90
 

Speed and features

80
 

Display

70
 

Portability (size / weight)

87
 

Battery life

85
 

Noise

70
 

Design and form factor

80
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
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Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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88
 

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93
 
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