Portege R705-P40 Laptop

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Affordable, powerful, portible laptop

POSTED BY: Rich , Pittsburgh, PA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I first noticed Toshiba R700 series because of their AirFlow Cooling tecnology. My friend works in the semiconductor industry told me that his new R700 is very cool, never feels the heat. He also recommend me to buy an R700 with an i5 CPU. Then I saw this product. It's completely affordable, very light, without sacrificing any functionality. It was very difficult for me to find a reason not to buy it, so I did. The mechine runs everything smoothly, even the facial recognition works very well. No doubt about its computing power. The battery life is pretty good. Never attempted to measure it, though I think it's in the range of 6-8 hours. Given the computing power I think it's pretty good. As for the AitFlow Cooling technology, I do feel the heat from the laptop once a while. Though never an issue for operation, it's certainly not the coolest laptop I've had, neither is it the hottest though. It's just not something particularlyworth to brag about. Another minor disappointment with the laptop is the stereo jack, that its "quiet noise" (the noise you hear from the headset when no music is being played) is louder than my U300, though quieter than an old Macbook Pro I have. The speaker is not very impressive either, but to be fair I don't think a fantastic speaker should be expected in an ultra mobile laptop. I have not carried it for a major travel yet, though given the light weight and long battery life, I can foresee that it will make my travel easier and maybe more interesting.

MSRP: $929.99

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  • Laptop summary
  • Intel® Core™ i5-460M processor
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
  • Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • 500GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
  • DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

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