84
Global
Score
84

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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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Breakdown

Durability
9.0
Speed and features
8.0
Display
7.0
Portability (size / weight)
8.7
Battery life
8.5
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Specs

Portege

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Portege

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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