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Toshiba Portege R600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Toshiba Portege R600. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The performance and screen also get good comments. Reviews about the reliability and usability are mixed. Some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

portability, screen, performance, size, design

price, energy, sound, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Portege R600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba Portege R600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Portege R600 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portégé R600-12Z 12.1 inch Laptop (WXGA TFT Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 1.4GHz, RAM 3GB, HD 200GB, DVDSM, LAN WLAN, BT, Vista Business)Toshiba Portégé R600-12Z 12.1 inch Laptop (WXGA TFT Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 1.4GHz, RAM 3GB, HD 200GB, DVDSM, LAN WLAN, BT, Vista Business)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Toshiba Portege R600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Portege R600 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the performance.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Toshiba Portege R600-108 12.1in Ultra-Portable


Toshiba refreshes its impossibly light ultra-portable, but can it succeed where its predecessor stumbled?

Below the keyboard is a perfectly serviceable touchpad and there's a fingerprint reader wedged in between the faux-chrome buttons. This does make the buttons a tad on the small side, but it's not a major issue. It might have been nice had Toshiba added...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Toshiba Portégé R600 - Hands On Preview Review - Notebook Reviews


We take a very close look at Toshiba's updated business ultra-portable, including its bare naked innards!

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (

Toshiba Portégé R600-149 review


A staggeringly lightweight 3G laptop, flawed only by limited battery and features

Very lightweight ; 3G enabled ; 128GB SSD ; Usability ; Transflective screen

No DVD drive ; Graphics performance

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z review


This business class laptop uses transflective LED screen tech

SSD drive ; Good battery life ; Quality screen ; Connectivity ; Water resistant keyboard

Keyboard is a little spongy

This laptop uses cutting-edge tech to full effect. There is enough power to multi-task and enough battery power to keep it running all day

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Philip Barker (

Toshiba Portégé R600-11B review


Does Toshiba's ultraportable make too many sacrifices?

Unbelievably light and portable...

...but performance and features have been majorly sacrificed as a result

Limited power, but an impressive package and with a great keyboard

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Toshiba Portégé R600-108 review


A fantastic business ultraportable, but bettered in key areas by its rivals

Extremely lightweight ; Resilient and stylish build ; Good screen

Low performance ; Battery life could be better

A slim, good looking and incredibly light laptop. As long as your needs are on the more basic end of the scale, you'll be very happy with this machine

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

Toshiba Portégé R600 review


Coming in at just a fraction over 1kg, the Toshiba Portégé R600 notebook PC includes a built-in DVD super multi drive, three USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, a webcam, fingerprint reader, SD and ExpressCard slots and a 3G modem.

Not the most stylish laptop, the Toshiba Portégé R600 is practical, comes with lots of features and is incredibly small and light.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Toshiba Portegé R600-108 review


Pick up the Toshiba Portegé R600-108 and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the assembly line had forgotten to install a computer inside the case. But inside nonetheless resides an Intel SU9400, a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor backed up with 3GB RAM and...

Overall, the ‘look and feel’ impression swings somewhere between awe at the empty weight – and horror at the huge price for such an insubstantial toy-like notebook. The Toshiba Portegé R600-108 has a good performance benchmark result but a dreadful...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Toshiba Portégé R600


If you need a laptop that's light as a bag of feathers, yet still powerful enough to do some serious work, a netbook might not fit the bill. For £300 you can't expect everything. Small keyboards, low resolution screens and equally low performance are...

Less costs more. Stunningly light, but too far from perfect.

Mar, 2009

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Toshiba Portege R600-11B review


On balance, though, the Portege is the best value ultra-portable laptop here. It's light and has a comfortable keyboard, a three-year warranty and built-in 3G, making it an excellent buy.

Product Specifications

The Portege R600 series is an ultra-stylish, second-generation model from Toshiba's popular Portege range. It offers a 12" transflective LCD and an integrated optical drive - all at only 1kg in weight. Premium EasyGuard technology and dedicated docking are also included as standard. With the Portege R600 series laptop, Toshiba is not just leading innovation. Toshiba is also pursuing total perfection. You'll discover more power, memory and battery life, many new conveniences, along with changes to the design itself that make this machine crowning glory - and your best choice in an ultraportable.


Audio system:24 bits / 24-bit / 24-bits / HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8 / 5800
Battery life (max):4.5 / 4.58 / 6 / 8 / 8.25 / 8.4 / 8.42 / 8.45 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.3 / 9.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):4.6hour(s)/8.4hour(s)/9.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Certification:S.M.A.R.T. / S.M.A.R.T. \nCE / S.M.A.R.T.\nCE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:30.7 / 33.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:15 / 9
Display Surface:Matt
LCD brightness levels 1-8:6
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.204 x 0.204
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.332 / 1.34 / 1.696 / 3
Maximum Resolution:1.920 x 1.200 / 1920 x 1200 / 2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD Graphics

Hard drive

Hard disk height:9.5
Hard disk number of plates:2


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Portege

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:1.9
Keyboard key stroke:2
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:85 / 86 / 87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory expansion module sizes:1.024
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:EDGE / GPRS / GSM / HSDPA / HSPA / HSUPA / UMTS/EDGE / GPRS / GSM / HSDPA / HSUPA
Max Transfer Rate:7.2Mbps
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


3G:No / Yes
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX / 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Networking type:Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wireless compliancy:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, 3G / Wi-Fi, 3G UMTS
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-60 - 10 / -60 - 10000
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-60 - 3 / -60 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:10 / 20 / 24 / 4
CD-RW write speed:10 / 4 / 6
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Drive devices applicable disk format:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM / CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
DVD drive compatibility:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:4 / 8
DVD-RAM read speed:3 / 5
DVD-RAM write speed:3 / 5
DVD-RW read speed:4 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:4 / 8
DVD+RW read speed:4 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Family:UNIX/Windows Vista / Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/OpenSolaris

Other features

Audio system:24 bits / 24-bit / 24-bits / HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):283 x 215.8 x 19.5
Drive device, buffer size:2
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk number of heads:3
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 800 / 1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
L2 Cache:3
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 15V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Solid State Drive, height:8 / 9.5
TV in port:No / Yes
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2.1
Wireless communication version:2.1
Wireless Technology:802.11a/g/Draft-N / 802.11a/g/Draft-N, Mobile Breitband WWAN/3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 2Mbps) / 802.11a/g/Draft-N, WWAN/3G (HSDPA 7,2 Mb/s / HSUPA 2 Mb/s) / 802.11a/g/Draft-N, WWAN/3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 2Mbps) / 802.11a/g/n / Wi-Fi / WLAN (802.11a/g/Draft-N) / WLAN (802.11a/g/Draft-N), WWAN 3G / WLAN (802.11a/g/Draft-N), WWAN/3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 2Mbps)

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:15 / 19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:1.3GHz/1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 6 / 7
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:107 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.66
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Model:I5-450M / SU9300 / SU9400
Processor Number:SU9300/SU9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor Socket:BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus rate:4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:36697
Processor code:SLBTZ
Processor package size:22 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, Supervisor, User / Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:2592 x 1944, 2736 x 1824, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2736, 3888 x 2592, 5472 x 3080 / Toshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Disc Creator\nToshiba Security Assist\nToshiba Assist\nChicony Camera Assistant-software\nToshiba Face Recognition\nGoogle Toolbar\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nToshiba Bluetooth Stack\nConfigFree / Toshiba Disc Creator \nToshiba DVD Player / Toshiba Disc Creator\nNero 9 Essentials / Toshiba Disc Creator\nToshiba DVD Player / Toshiba Disque Creator\nToshiba DVD Player / Toshiba DVD Player / Toshiba Management Console\nConfigFree\nToshiba Bluetooth Stack\nToshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Security Assist\nToshiba Assist\nChicony Camera Assistant Software\nToshiba DVD Player\nToshiba Face Recognition\nToshiba Recovery Disc Creator\nGoogle Software
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite 2008 (30) / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / McAfee Internet Security\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office Professional 2007 \nMcAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office Professional 2007,\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite\n / Office / Works&Office


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:microSDHC, miniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC / SD / SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 512

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:128GB/160GB/200GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology/Intel Centrino with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader


External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.280 x 1.024 / 1280 x 1024
External video modes refresh rate (max):100

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:175
CD/DVD weight:92
Depth:21.6 / 22.7 / 28.3
Height :1.95
Height (front):1.83 / 1.95 / 1.98
Height (rear):2.55 / 2.57
Weight:1.02 / 1.1 / 1.11 / 1.14 / 1.43 / 773 / 979 / 999
Width:21.6 / 28.3 / 31.6