Toshiba Portégé R705-P41 13.3" Laptop Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53 GHz (2.80 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB L3 Cache
  • Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB)
  • 500GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
  • 13.3" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD) with Native support for 720p content and LED backlit, Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphic memory
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 8 hour battery life (measured by MobileMark 2007)
  • Release Date: 2010-09-26
  • Final Grade: 90 4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Toshiba Portégé R705-P41 13.3" Laptop
Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53 GHz (2.80 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB L3 Cache; Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB); 500GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor), DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats; 13.3" diagonal widescreen TruBrite TFT display at 1366 x 768 native resolution (HD) with Native support for 720p content and LED backlit, Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphic memory; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 8 hour battery life (measured by MobileMark 2007)
By , Last updated on: 12/3/2014

This $900 13.3-inch laptop weighs several pounds less than the other devices mentioned in this article, so it's the most portable device in this article. However, the Portégé contains an i5 processor. It has 2 cores instead of 4, so it's a less effective multi-processor. But don't misunderstand me -- this i5 is no slouch! It laptop still has 500GB hard drive, a Mobile Intel HD Graphics card, and 4GB of memory (upgradable to 8GB). That's serious power for a 13.3-inch device! However, it lacks bluetooth compatibility as well as USB 3.0, so look elsewhere if those are dealbreakers. This is a great computer for power users (particularly ones who travel a lot), although you may want to stick with an i7 if you think top-shelf pc games might be in your future.

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