You can also deactivate the touchpad with a button right beneath the space bar. Toshiba has addressed those issues with the Portege RP56X. But despite not being the newest or sexiest inch laptop around, the Portege R still comes off as an excellent full-featured inch laptop. Single Review, online available, Short, Date: Both the ThinkPad X 7, and Samsung Series 9 6, scored higher, but the former has a faster CPU and hard drive, while the latter sports a zippier solid state drive. With three more hours of battery life over last year’s model, Toshiba’s new R series of Portege laptops are hard to beat, even in the highly competitive inch laptop category. Although the keyboard could be better, those in the market for Windows-powered ultraportable will find the Portege R to be a solid value.
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But despite not being the newest or sexiest inch laptop around, the Portege R still comes off as an excellent full-featured inch laptop. But what if you don’t have well over a grand to spend? In our tests, pinch-to-zoom and rotate gestures worked fine on the Portege R Read on for our full review.
To toshiga how the company fared in our tech support showdown click here. We configured a three-finger press to launch Google Chrome and activated three-finger swiping great for flicking through photos. It measures 9 by Sound too good to pass up?
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She also noted that the sound was plenty loud. Although the keyboard could be better, those in the market for Windows-powered ultraportable will find the Portege R to be a solid value. Pros One of the lightest in the inch class.
Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. The Web Camera application automatically opened when we hovered the cursor over the top left part of the screen–until we turned the software off–and the hard drive sensor presented pop-ups when it detected movement.
You can also deactivate the touchpad with a button right beneath the space bar. We’d really like to see Toshiba add a backlit keyboard, like on the Samsung Series 9.
Toshiba Portégé RP56X – External Reviews
The CPU is clocked at 2. Physically, this version of the Toshiba Portege R is identical to previous models we’ve reviewed. The keyboard isn’t backlit, but you would have to spend a lot more for systems like the Series 9 and ZX to get that kind of luxury.
Otherwise, you still get Ethernet, headphone and mic on the right, along with the optical drive and SD card Slot. Toshiba Portege R Sign in to comment Be respectful, toahiba it civil and stay on topic. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The charger for the Portege R is certainly compact enough to take with you, but chances are you won’t need it for most of the day.
This particular configuration of the Portege R, called the RP88, is ever so slightly different from the pair of earlier versions we reviewed. How to Clone a Hard Drive.
Toshiba Portégé R835-P56X
The company also beefed up the graphics performance while maintaining more than 6 hours of battery life–without ballooning the price. The RP50X’s Handbrake 3: The bottom half of the body feels sturdy despite its light weight, but there’s a bit of flex in the lid.
Both the ThinkPad X 7, and Samsung Series 9 6, scored higher, but the former has a faster CPU and hard drive, while the latter sports a zippier solid state drive. Porteye if you’re willing to trade some portability for features and a great price, r835-p5x6 scrappy little Toshiba Portege R remains one of our go-to laptop picks. A couple of programs proved annoying. My only complaint about this laptop is that the two tiny speakers above the keyboard are prone to distortion when the screen or entire laptop is moved.
The oldest and most compelling feature is the built-in optical drive. The more business-oriented and more expensive configuration of the R we tested last year had a 7,rpm hard drive and an older Core i5 processor but a higher clock speed. The premium ultraportable notebook category has never been more competitive. The only spot where ;ortege R got slightly uncomfortable on our lap was the bottom-left side near the vent, which registered after our Hulu test. Please, switch off ad blockers.