Portege R835-P55X Laptop

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Excellent purchase

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I purchased this laptop to have a mobile workstation. I have an i7 desktop with 12GB of RAM and 2 GTX470s, powering two 26 inch 1920x1200 monitors (via DVI). This machine does everything I need, short of some gaming (which I barely get a chance to do). I was able to output Portal 2 to an HD TV to show some friends how to complete puzzle, and it played flawlessly on semi-high settings. I have the Toshiba USB docking station that provides an extra VGA port so I can use both monitors (one with dock vga, other with vga on laptop). This machine handles the two big screens flawlessly. I swapped the HD out for an SSD and upped to 8gb of RAM, but performance prior was more than adequate, I just had the SSD from a different machine and the RAM was cheap. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good, well built, mobile workstation. Perfect for college students and professionals alike. No flashing lights or *look at me* factor, which I love about it. It is very sleek and has a minimalistic design. I've already recommended it to multiple people (two of who picked it up), and they have expressed their gratitude for the recommendation. If I had to say one "con", it would be screen resolution, at 1366x768, it can be strange to get used to. Going from large 16:10s to a small 16:9 takes some getting used to. I put my task bar on the right side of my screen, which helped with the lower vertical resolution while browsing the web/reading documents. I hate to call that a con though, because I knew exactly what I was getting, and there aren't may options with higher resolutions for the extremely great price point that the r835 has. I dock to the larger screens when I'm using it at home or work anyway, so it is mostly an on the road issue.

Excellent Laptop for Students

POSTED BY: Badgers , Madison, WI
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

This laptop really is as light and mobile as it looks online. I am very happy with it. The second generation intel processor is great and the build quality is also very impressive.

MSRP: $799.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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