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Toshiba Portege R835

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews of Toshiba Portege R835. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and price. The usability and performance also get good views, but many are critical about the sound.

portability, performance, usability, price, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Portege R835 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Toshiba Portege R835 review: Toshiba Portege R835


Toshiba Portege R835

This latest version of the ; is still a great value, packing a big hard drive, optical drive, and full-power processor into a chassis not much bigger than an ultrabook.

This 13-inch laptop once felt thin and light, but similarly priced newer laptops beat it on style and portability.

This one-time favorite is still an excellent go-to 13-inch laptop, if you don't need something quite as slim as an ultrabook, and you can get it for the right price.

Mar, 2012

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Toshiba Portege R835-P50X


The R835-P50X delivers a solid typing experience.. Every key has that perfect bumpy, deep response that you don't get from the flatter keys of the MacBook Air 13-inch and Samsung Series 9. It's like a Lenovo ThinkPad keyboard, except that all the keys...

One of the lightest in the 13-inch class. Superb typing experience. Aluminum design. Built-in optical drive. Standard voltage processor. Excellent performance. Superior battery score. Reasonably priced. WiDi2

Poor speakers

The Toshiba Portege R835-P50X is the epitome of what an ultraportable should be: Lightweight, relatively inexpensive, powerful, and equipped with enough battery life to last from dawn to dusk.

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Toshiba Port?g? R835-P88 Laptop Review


Affordable Thin-and-Light. The lightweight Port?g? series will be refreshed this year as the all-new Ivy Bridge R930 series, but does the Sandy Bridge R830 series still have some life left in it? ...

Great CPU performance ; Stable base ; Easily accessible ports and expandability ; Optical drive ; Both USB 3.0 and eSATA ; Precise multi-touch touchpad

High surface temperatures ; High system noise ; Weak lid ; Narrow viewing angles ; Low contrast ; Poor outdoor usability/ Glossy screen ; Average battery life ; Spongy keyboard ; Throttles when under very high loads

Improved lid stability for better resistance to pressure and twisting. A brighter screen with a matte option would allow for better visibility when outdoors. Finally, a more able cooling solution to prevent throttling, high noise and high temperatures...

Jun, 2012

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Toshiba Portege R835-P56X Review


Toshiba Portege R835-P56X review by ConsumerSearch. Pros and cons on this Toshiba Laptop with user reviews and ratings.

Includes second-generation Intel processor; Lightweight

Limited viewing angles

May, 2011


Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (

Toshiba Portégé R835-P56X


Whenever we test one of Toshiba's ultraportable Portégé laptops, we're reminded of the stereotypical Volkswagen full of clowns: We're not sure exactly how they do it, but boy, do they cram a lot in there. So we were more than pleased when a new model...

Excellent speed, battery life ; Decent 3D graphics ; Optical drive ; Sturdy build

Disappointing keyboard, speakers ; Vent on side blows very hot air ; No Bluetooth

Under $1,000, this sturdy little ultraportable is an excellent value, with top-notch app performance, a robust feature set, and nearly the longest battery life we’ve seen.

Apr, 2011

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outside of not being a Mac user, Toshiba has worked


just got mine. we shall see. i have two older Toshiba laptops and while minor things go wrong with them here and there i will take them over a Dell anyday and I live in Austin. found it at GH Photo Superstore in Manhattan on line for $699

price and speed

none yet,,,,,,,,,,,

Jun, 2012

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This is a great laptop.


I love this laptop.

This is a great laptop.

I would say a little pricey.

May, 2012

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Great compromise between weight and expandability


[I must point out my laptop is an older model] The main review says it all - this laptop is a full-featured fat ultrabook that weights 3-lbs and allows you to change the battery, hard drive, etc.

Comes with just about every feature and weighs about the same as an ultrabook. You can also change the battery, hard drive, etc.

Software bundle is horrible. I completely wiped the drive and re-installed. Lucky for me I had an extra copy of Windows because their backup software is horrible too and didn't work correctly.

Mar, 2012

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Toshiba Portege R835-P55X Laptop with Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30 GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memor


It seems to be a very good laptop. I am very happy so far.

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):66
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
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:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-60 - 10000
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-60 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
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 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Power requirements:100-240V

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
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:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220
Processor code:SR04S
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAdobe AIR Runtime\nGoogle Chrome\nGoogle Toolbar\nIntel Wireless Display Technology 2.1\nWindows Internet Explorer\nMicrosoft Live Essentials\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMicrosoft Silverlight\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 12\nWildTangent Games Console
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MiniSD, MMC, SD / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):22.7
Height (front):1.82 / 1.83
Height (front) (imperial):1.83
Height (rear):2.66
Height (rear) (imperial):2.67
Weight:1.45 / 1.5
Width (imperial):31.6