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holiday return policy:

Purchases made through Toshiba Direct from November 28, 2014 through December 24, 2014 are eligible for return or exchange through January 15, 2015. Products, including laptops, netbooks, tablets, desktops, TV lamps, and accessories (batteries, remotes, Power adapters, etc), except those products specifically named as 'final sale' on the website, are eligible for refund or replacement. TAIS will not issue an RMA for a visual product to be returned for credit. All products eligible for return require a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number, which may be requested by calling 1-800-618-4444. To be considered for the holiday return period, an RMA request must be made no later than January 15, 2015 and all products qualified for return must be returned to TAIS within ten (10) days of customer receipt of the RMA number. The maximum TAIS will refund for items purchased through TAIS is the original purchase price of the product, less restocking fee, plus any related taxes. Original shipping and handling charges or similar fees and return shipping charges are not refundable. Returns made without an RMA number will be refused or returned to the Customer. All products with valid RMA authorization must be returned in original packaging and be in the same condition as Customer received them. Customer is responsible for shipping charges and risk of loss on all return shipments. Customer must use a reputable shipping carrier capable of providing proof of delivery, as well as properly packing and fully insuring the return shipment. Upon receipt of the returned product(s), TAIS will inspect the product to determine if the product has been opened, used, and whether it contains all parts included with the original shipment, and to confirm there was no modification, abuse or misuse of the product, or user negligence. TAIS may reject the return or deduct costs associated with: open packaging, missing parts, non original packaging, modification, abuse, misuse of the product or user negligence. While TAIS may issue an RMA for individual software packages represented by Customer as unopened, upon receipt and inspection any open packages will not be accepted for return/credit and will be returned to Customer.

Portégé® R500 — Extremely light. And light years ahead.

  • Infused with breakthrough technology (including five world's-firsts!)
  • Stand-out styling
  • Executive security and peace of mind
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Portégé® R500 Open View

Portégé® R500 Open View

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Genuine Windows Vista® Business

With powerful new security features, enhanced mobility technology to stay connected in and out of the office. and new search and organization features, Windows Vista® Business has the tools you need to get ahead.

Good-as-Gold Green Technology

Toshiba technology in this laptop isn't just some of the most advanced. The design is also among the greenest. In fact, the Portégé® R500 was awarded elite EPEAT Gold™ status, the highest rating in environmental standards for laptops by EPEAT. Carry this eco-conscious machine and you'll be doing a world of good.

Portégé® R500 was awarded elite EPEAT Gold status

World's lightest widescreen 12.1" notebook

The compact design of a 12.1" laptop. Thin styling to slip easily into a briefcase or purse. 1.72-pound featherlight portability2 Plus a widescreen format for more visual work space. Where CAN'T you go with this machine?

Lightest Widescreen 12.1 inch notebook

World's first notebook PC with a 7mm integrated DVD SuperMulti drive

Many laptops this light cheat you out of an optical drive. But not the R500. You'll be able to load programs, share your work and back-up your hard drive without lugging around another piece of hardware. You'll enjoy full mobile multimedia capabilities too.

7mm integrated DVD SuperMulti drive

Durable, shock–absorbing design4

Strategically placed vibration dampening materials better protect critical components, like the hard disk and display, against drops and jarring.

A sizeable 128GB Solid State Drive

Smaller, tougher, and faster than a traditional spinning hard drive, the new solid state drive on select models gives you safe and reliable access to your crucial business files. It also weighs less and uses less power than the older technology—which helps us keep you more mobile than ever.

World's first widescreen 12.1"
indoor/outdoor transreflective
LED-backlit display

Short version? This amazing display gives you richer colors and more stunning visual clarity when you're indoors. Outdoors, the transreflective screen ingeniously uses natural light to bring colors and images to life.

Widescreen 12.1 inch indoor/outdoor transreflective LED-backlit display

Extended battery life.

The R500 is engineered to help you go a full work day on a single battery charge!

Extensive Battery Life

Biometric fingerprint reader

Replace ever-changing, hard-to-remember passwords for the BIOS, hard drive and operating system with the swipe of a finger. A convenient, highly effective way to keep your machine and critical data secure.

works great with

Toshiba 12.1" Envoy Case

Help avoid airport hassles with this checkpoint-friendly case! Plenty of compartments for all your accessories.
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Toshiba 12.1-inch Envoy Case

Toshiba Slim Port
Replicator II

Tap into your office resources — printers, a full-size monitor and keyboard, networks, the Web and more — without wrangling cables. Plus, charge your laptop at the same time.
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Toshiba Slim Port Replicator II

6-Cell Battery Pack

Stay unplugged even longer with a convenient spare battery pack.
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6-Cell Battery Pack
Portégé® R500 Open View