Toshiba - Portégé Ultrabook 13.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Silver
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2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-2367M processor
Features a 3MB L3 cache and 1.4GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core™ i3 processor
Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
4GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 6GB.
Note: Optical drive not included
Compatible with optional external recordable CD/DVD drives (not included).
13.3" LED-backlit TFT high-definition widescreen display
With TruBrite technology and 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
Intel® Wireless Display
Wirelessly transmits streamed or downloaded movies, TV shows, music, photos and more from your laptop, network or the Internet to your TV (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter required, not included).
128GB Serial ATA solid state drive
Offers plenty of storage capacity.
Intel® HD graphics
Feature 64-1696MB dynamically allocated shared video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
Built-in webcam and microphone
Make it easy to video chat with family and friends.
Multiformat media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, miniSD, microSD, microSDHC and MultiMediaCard formats.
1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in Intel® high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
With RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs only 2.5 lbs. and measures just 0.6" thin
For lightweight portability. Backlit, raised-tile keyboard allows use in low-light conditions and resists spills to ensure simple cleanup.
Extended battery life
Of up to 8 hours and 17 minutes to give you more time away from an outlet.
Ultimate silver finish
Offers a stylish appearance.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.
Software package included
With Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player and more. Microsoft Office Starter 2010 also included (product key card required for activation; sold separately).
ENERGY STAR qualified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
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- Toshiba Portégé Ultrabook 13.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive
- 8-cell lithium-ion battery
- 45W AC adapter
- Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player and more
- Owner's manual
- Energy Star CompatibleYes
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Battery Type8-cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR3
- Optical DriveNot included
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-B+G+N
- AudioMaxxAudio LE
- Laptop WeightUltraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
- Pointing DeviceTouchpad with multitouch control
- HDMI OutputYes
- Blu-ray PlayerNo
- Operating System PlatformWindows
- Included SoftwareAdobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player and more
- Best Buy PC AppNo
- Graphics ChipIntel
- Backlit KeyboardYes
- Drive Capacity128GB
- Graphics CardIntel® HD
- Wireless DisplayYes
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews(109 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Love, love, love it!Posted .
I'm using my new Portégé for this review. I am getting used to the keyboard the more I use it, but I have to admit it has been a struggle. Although the keys have a shallow depression height, I find myself typing like I used to on a regular electric typewriter, hitting the keys almost like a manual (like in my highschool typing class so I know whereof I speak.) Some might find that more difficult to get used to than I have. I still miss the period and hit the spacebar instead of the "b" occasionally, but much less often. That said, this computer is still everything I was looking for and I'm not in the slightest bit unhappy I purchased it. I am retired and am now writing full-time. I needed a computer portable enough I could take it anywhere. I wanted to be able to write on and edit books and short stories, do blog posts, handle several email accounts and Facebook, and handle everyday snapshots. Mostly I store and organize pics before putting them on a flash drive - not a lot of graphics usage. I tried a netbook initially, but after a while I got lost in the where-did-I-update-my-story-last quandary and decided I needed a laptop small enough to be portable and large enough to be my main personal computer. This is it. Oh, man. It's two and a half pounds, the exact weight of my netbook, which now seems clubby in comparison. I find myself grabbing it and waving it around to show people pics of the kids from Facebook (carefully, of course.) I didn't even do that with the netbook. The only thing I was worried about was the screen. I saw a few reviews where people said the screen cracked and it wasn't covered by Toshiba. Although I ordered the computer online through BestBuy, I brought it to the store to purchase an insurance agreement that includes accidental damage (including the screen.) It was less expensive in the store than online and I could get it for one year instead of two. Since they need to see that it's in proper working order and not damaged already, it was still in it's UPS packing wrapper when I brought it in. The best part was when several techs in the Geek Squad gathered around to take an appreciative look while we did the paper work. It impresses everywhere I go. What's not to like about that? I saw several reviews from people who were not impressed with the case. It's not showy. It's like brushed steel. I think it's elegant in an understated, utility way. The brushed finish shows almost no handling marks. The keys are matte black, but shine where I hit them the most - not optimal. The right and left buttons on the touch pad are chrome, so I buff them periodically. They definitely show smudges, but that's a minor complaint. Another outstanding feature is the speed. It boots a lot faster than anything I've had before, no doubt due to the SSD drive in lieu of a spinning hard drive. I have it set to sleep when it's closed; it wakes up in 2 seconds flat when I open it. Unlike the netbook, I can pull the screen up without having to hold the keyboard down. That's a definite plus. In order to save space and lessen the weight, it doesn't have an optical drive. I needed an external CD/DVD drive for the netbook in any case, and would rarely need one away from home, so I don't consider that a bad thing. For when I'm gone for an extended length of time, I bought an inexpensive insulated tote that's big enough for the Portégé , the netbook (both in travel cases,) their charging cords, a handful of thumb drives, the external CD/DVD drive and a couple of mice. On the floor of the front seat it looks like I'm going on a picnic and the electronics don't get overheated. When I take it to a meeting three hours from home, I leave everything in the tote except for the Portégé in a faux-leather sleeve that looks like a manila envelope and which fits in my purse. Finally, the battery. It is advertised for up to eight hours. It has an Eco-mode, which shuts off the backlit keyboard, dims the display and shortens the time to sleep-mode. That way it would probably last eight hours. I have the keyboard lit, the screen brighter than the default and the other settings lengthened. I still get four-and-a-half to five hours of battery time before it warns me to plug it in. That's long enough for most any meeting. Bottom line, I've got some complaints, but all in all I'm thrilled with this computer.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Best Ultrabook so far for price and performancePosted .
My first impression when unboxing the device was good. The packaging is slim and presentable just like the laptop unit. My review of this device will be in comparison to the macbook air 13" consdidering the MBA seems to be the standard for the ultrabook category Screen: In my opinion, color reproduction on Toshiba laptop screens in general is not a strong area for them. The screen is slightly glossy when watching videos, but isn't much of a problem regular use. The screen colors are descent although they aren't as vivid as what you would find on the macbook air. Overall, the screen is bright which is an important factor as LEDs dim with age and use outside. If I had to grade the screen on this notebook compared to the Macbook air being an A+, I would give it a B. Also, I recommend a warranty because screens on Toshiba units tend to go bad or get dead pixels fairly frequent. I've had this problem with their line of Satellites in the past. Performance: The 128GB SSD is very responsive coupled with the i3. The average indiviual will be more than happy with the speed of the i3 for day to day tasks and slide encoding etc off to the side. This system will handle mp3 conversions, itunes etc fine. Ergonomics/Design: The system is beautiful. My only knocks on the overall design is that it has silver plastic-coated hinges and trackpad buttons. However, if you take care of the computer, wearing off the paint should not be too much of an issue. The keyboard does feel shallow compared to your average keyboard, but it is also comforatble and responsive. I personally like the feel of the keyboard. The keyboard is backlit and you can see the luminosity well in darker conditions. There is not an ambient light sensor, so you will need to turn the keyboard lighting off manually or set the timer to time out without use; this applies to the backlight on the screen as well. Another issue for this system is that there is a mild humming sound from the fine in the sytem. Its not too pronounced, but you wll notice it. Toshiba was actually able to squeeze a VGA port on this unit in addition to an ethernet port. This in itself will be a deal breaker for many people. I'm very glad that there is no issues in proprietary ethernet and monitor dongles that tend to loose support with time; this is an issue with Samsung ie Samsung Series 9. The trackpad feels great and is very responsive; nothing too special, it just works and that's half the battle of trackpads these days. When I say it just works works, I mean the touch scrolling on the trackpad to the far right or low half when navigating the browser etc is smooth and responsive without lag and delay. As seen in most reviews currently being released on this unit, there is flex in the screen, so I don't recommend trying to twist with your hands let alone any computer for this matter lol. Computer in general are fragile, so the flex isn't too much of a concern unless I have it in a bag and something is pressing down on the back of the lid when its in clamshell configuration. The unit is very light and close in weight to that of the MBA, without comparing specs, both units feel similar in weight and the Toshiba may be a tad lighter. Sound quality: The sound quality too is AMAZING ! ! ! You have stereo speaker sound out of two small slits in the front lower-lip of this unit. I have to say that watching netflix on this unit is a pleasure. Its a tough call, but I think the speakers on the Toshiba are just as good as the Mac if not better; the Mac has slightly more bass, but the Toshiba wins in overall loudness and its ability of overall sound quality. I had issues on my macbook air 13" with being able to get the sound loud enough to hear a show/movie; another plus with the Toshiba over the mac is that although the MBA is quiter with regular operation, the Toshiba does not get as loud as the MBA when the fan spins up from heat building up from intensive application use or watching streaming video. Battery Life: Well, the battery life is pretty good and the laptop does make the 8 hour marker with light use. I recommend getting an extended warranty though as I've had problems with Toshiba batteries wearing out in under a year or being Dead on arrival. I also recommend the warranty because I have also had problems with bad Toshiba screens in addition to some peers of mine. Summary: Overall, this machine has amazing looks, performance and feel with a great price point. I'm glad Toshiba is stepping up their game; I hope they do this too with their reliability. It seems like that's been an issue lately tarnishing their reputation for reliability. My MBA 13" will be going on to EBAY. This unit for the price, day to day use, compatibililty and accessability of ports beats the MBA hands down. I think Toshiba will have themselves a very successful sell on this current line of Porteges. The only three things holding this unit back from five stars is the hinges on materials (plastic), the screen for color reproduction and the humming sound that continually comes from the unit's CPU fan. If not for these minor things, I would rate it at 5 stars.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very good buy for the pricePosted .
Picked this up after playing a mental boxing match between the Asus UX31 and the Portege Z835. It's true when they say that this is lighter than the Macbook Air. Its nice to be able to carry this around while holding it between 2 fingers like a book (closed). Design/Ergonomics - I'm a dedicated Thinkpad user for the past few years; so its quite difficult to like any touchpad/keyboard combination when you compare the Toshiba with something that comes from the Thinkpad pedigree. That said, I found myself making only a few mistakes while typing. The backlit keyboard is also a neat option and I like the option to turn it on/off/timed on demand. That's very useful when you're running low on juice. The palm rest is large enough for you to rest your paws on and I like that when I compare it to my X220. The screen does open up with 1 finger when you lift the lid - I found myself holding down every other slim-line laptop - Macbook being the exception. Screen flex - I'm not sure if Toshiba did this deliberately, but the screen does offer a good amount of flex - don't get me wrong; the laptop is by no means flimsy. It just feels like Toshiba has either allowed the flex to ensure longevity for such a slim screen OR its flexible cos its really thin... doesn't bother me anyway - I've mentioned it cos it may be important for a few out there. Performance - Boot times are fast. That's typical for any machine with Solid State Hard Drives. What I wouldn't suggest to users is to see your laptop show you a Windows screen the moment you press the 'On" button. To add, it comes coupled with a Core i3 processor - so its not going to help too much either. That said again, I'd say for the price - its a good blend of processors, RAM and SSD's. Battery life - the laptop actually comes with a Eco button that I can see helps boost battery life and lower your consumption. I've been using this for a while and I can say that the performance is more than acceptable with this turned on. I cant comment on overall battery life yet cos I'm still testing this - but 4 hours on this is ordinary at the moment.. Webcam - there are better webcams out there; but they're in thicker/heavier packages. Again Mac is the exception - their camera is better. Audio - pleasantly surprised by how loud this thing is. To be honest, I had very low expectations from a laptop so skinny - but this thing can play audio loud enough for two people watching a movie while on a table 2 feet away. Ports - Again; I think they did a very good job by cramming so many slots in a system so thin. 3 USB ports - 1 regular (USD 2.0), 1 that allows chargin while the machine sleeps (USB 2.0) and then an Uber Fast USB 3.0 port. Then theres the HDMI port, SD card Slot, VGA port (hook up your projector if you need to use this in office), 1 audio, 1 microphone port, LAN/Ethernet port. Did I mention charging port :) ? For its first ultrabook attempt, I think Toshiba's done a pretty good job and they've priced it to sell and they engineered it to be lighter than its direct competitor - the Macbook Air. Would you use this as your work laptop? You could if all you need to run is Office, a VPN connection and an ERP application. Not much more. You cant probably run AutoCad on this and expect it to fly... Can this be used at home for photo editing, mailing, run my home budgets on Quicken, watch the odd movie on Amazon or Netflix with/without HDMI hooked up? Absolutely. I like this machine. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving shopping experience :)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent light duty laptopPosted .
I've tried out a lot of systems, looking for the perfect portable system that I can use for some light programming work when away from the office or home. I think this laptop finally fits that bill. Netbooks lack enough horse power to be useful for anything beyond email and non flash heavy web browsing. Tablets lack the tried and true software packages needed to really be an effective on the go power user. Also the lack of a real keyboard with them makes it hard to program on them (since I'm a computer programmer). The closest tablet I've found that meets my needs is the Asus Transformer, but it still doesn't really have the necessary horsepower, and not having access to Visual Studio on the device is a downside as well, but the biggest problem is the keyboard is not a full size keyboard, it's shrunken down to around 85% the size of a standard keyboard. So on to this ultrabook. First off the processor, it's not going to be encoding movies, or crunching huge data sets with an i3 1.4ghz, but it gets the job done for most applications. I have no issues with programming and compiling code on it, it can be slow about some larger compiles but the other pluses make up for having to wait a little longer. I haven't had any problems with webpages rendering slowly, and video plays smoothly. The keyboard and touchpad, being that I do a lot of typing as a programmer the keyboard is important. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give the keyboard a 6.5. It could have been done better. The buttons have very little travel and are a little stiff. But overall they get the job done. I will point out the layout of the keyboard and touchpad is much better on this Toshiba than it is on the Asus Zenbook models. The trackpad on the Asus Zenbook is oversized and the left side of my right palm would rest on it when typing causing major problems while typing. This trackpad is sufficiently sized for moving the mouse around, but small enough that it doesn't get under my palm when resting my fingers on home row keys. Some people would consider the back lit keyboard a plus, but I know where all the keys are so it really doesn't do anything for me. As long as F and J have the ridges I'm capable of typing with a darkened keyboard. The display: It's an average display. Nothing spectacular, but not horrible either. The lid does feel slightly flimsy, bends a little bit if you put pressure on the edge and the middle at the same time, but that's what you get with an extremely thin bezel. Battery life is pretty good. It's rated at 8 hours 17 minutes. Realistically you get 4 to 5 hours of average use. Heavy use will result in about 3 hours of battery life (3 hours is about what mine lasted when I was copying data over the wifi while surfing the web some and installing stuff at the same time). There is an ecomode that will cut power usage down though by slowing down the processor and such that can extend the battery life more. The speakers in this laptop are surprising for such a small machine. They don't have a high volume output, but the quality of sound coming out of them is pretty good. Better than I expected from such a small machine. Other misc things to mention, the wifi range seems a little small. It drops my n router signal before my android based smart phone does. I would think the wifi chip would be stronger in a laptop than in a phone but not in this case (at least not at default power settings). The web cam is sub par. I don't know the specs on it since I hardly ever use it but I tested it for testing purposes and the image was pretty grainy. The SSD hard drive barely rates at SSD speeds. I've seen some classic hdds with faster read / write speeds. Also at 128 GB / 105 GB useable, I'm using up half the drive just for my standard software installed. Overall it is a fine portable system. It would be excellent for any business person or student that wants something easy to carry around but powerful enough to get some light duty work in on. The battery life is good enough for it to last through a couple meetings or classes before needing to be recharged. And if you really need to extend it, there is a handy eco mode button that will lower the power usage down more and extend the battery life. At 2.5 lbs I barely realize I'm carrying this thing, and the 13.3" screen and form factor is comfortable to use. The build feels solid other than the slightly flimsy lid. Even though it's very small, I don't feel like I'm going to break it easily.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The best ultrabook money can buyPosted .
I am not going to go over all the technical specs on the laptop, (for that go to toshiba.com) I will make this review simple and tell you exactly what you want/need to hear without all the tech mumbo jumbo. As an I.T. professional I have owned many laptops throughout my career. This is the first time that I have purchased a laptop and I have absolutely no major complaints. Here is the breakdown: This laptop is super light, currently the lightest ultrabook in the market (2.5 pounds) - this make other thin laptops look like an 18th wheeler. Even though is very light and thin this laptop performs really well. That being said this is NOT a desktop replacement or the ultimate gaming machine. This laptop is designed for moderate/light computing: internet browsing, email, ms office and other regular tasks. The combination of an intel i3 processor with a Solid State drive (SSD - Hard Drive) and some fast ram makes for a really really really satisfying computing experience. Windows 7 is a completely different experience, is super fast, responsive and snappy. For those worried that the i3 processor is not fast enough you are in luck, the i3 is a 4 core processor (2 physical and 2 virtual) it performs extremely well, especially when combined with a very fast solid state drive. Just to give you a glimpse of what I am saying, after removing some of the bloatware that Toshiba installed and downloading the latest updates on my laptop, it now boots up in less than 15 seconds and turns off in 4-5 seconds. AMAZING!!! In comparison my work laptop (an i7 with 16 gigs of RAM) takes almost 60 seconds to boot up and almost 25 seconds to shut down. (granted it has more things installed and a regular hard drive) What else is good? The screen is super bright and has a really good resolution (720p HD). The keyboard and the track pad are great, very responsive and with a nice sturdy feel. (perhaps a little small if your hands are too big. Battery life: best in class as well, (5-8 hours) depending on how you use it. Plenty of ports: HDMI, usb 3.0 (1) , usb 2.0 (2), SD card reader, headphones, mic, VGA, network (no other ultra book has this many ports) It also has a good camera, a back-lit keyboard, a multi touch track pad, intel wireless display technology, good speakers and a good mic. And yes, it look sleek and sexy. I took it out at an airport the other day and at least 3 people asked me to see it up close. Personally I feel that it has a very modern and business look. I really like the color, is very unique, similar to the Aston Martin dark greys. Did I mention that this laptop is $799? Unbelievable. Is there anything I don't like, well it comes with a lot of bloatware but this is one of the reasons that make this laptop affordable. It can be easily removed and some of the Toshiba software is actually very useful (eco-mode) If you own this laptop: remove the bloatware that you don't need, download all the updates from Microsoft and Toshiba (use the Service Station), get the Toshiba carrying bag which is very small and matches this laptop really well. If you have any questions about this laptop, please let me know. This is the next evolution in PC's, is fast, responsive, starts and shuts down quickly, and unlike an ipad it can let do things not only see things. ThanksI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Light weight and inexpensive ultrabookPosted .
The following is based on 1 day of extensive testing at home. I will write updates in a week, 1 month and 6 months if I remember to do so. I've been looking for a light weight ultrabook for quite some time. Finally, I decided on this Toshiba Z835-P330 because of 1. Price $699 after $100 price drop this week# 2. Lightest weight in this category 3. The good reviews #here in Bestbuy and in Amazon# Concerns before I tested this ultrabook 1. the slow core i3 CPU : 1.4GHz 2. 128 GB SSD: used to have >300GHz hard drive on my previous laptops 3. reviews talking about : noise, keyboard being not responsive and the heat issues 4. I’ve never owned a Toshiba PC before After 1-day tests 1. It is really light weight and very nice looking. I like it has built-in ethernet and VGA connectors. Good for traveling and making p)esentations. 2. The 1.4GHz looks slow on paper but the laptop works quite well for my daily use: browsing internet, Microsoft Office, watching video, etc. If you plan to do some heavy simulations, this may be a different story. 3. Keyboard works quite nicely though I keep on hitting the wrong keys. It may take some time to get used to it. 4. I do hear the cooling fan noise when it turns on. But it is quieter than any of the non-ultrabook laptops I have owned before. I can’t say if it is better or worse than other ultrabooks or MBAs. 5. The 128GB SSD. Though SSD is rated at 128GB, you only get 105GB right of the bat. You lose another ~ 20GB with Windows 7. Even if you remove the Toshiba bloatwares, you only have 87GB to begin with. That’s OK for me. For people with a lot of movies, songs or photos, the 87GB goes away quickly. You really need to manage the SSD space carefully. 6. The back side stays warm not hot at all after hours continuous use. I know laptop heat issues get worse with time. I will keep monitoring this issue.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent ultrabookPosted .
After reading many, many reviews, I decided on this laptop and am glad I did. Here are the reasons I'd recommend it: 1 - It's exceptionally light, much lighter than any other 13" ultrabook. 2 - While the CPU is not as fast as the more expensive ultrabooks, for the purposes this computer will be used for, it's plenty fast. Easily equal in benchmarks to mainstream desktop CPUs from 2006-2007, which is to say fairly quick for a 2.4lb laptop. 3 - The battery life has been around 6 hours for basic typing/internet use. 4 - The fan is always on, but it's much quieter than other laptops. In a silent room you'll hear the low humming, though. 5 - The screen is quite good - much has been made of it's viewing angles, but it doesn't seem that bad straight on, which is how I'd use it. It's quite bright and colorful - better than my laptop from a few years ago. 6 - This computer has a solid state drive, like most ultrabooks. That makes it exceedingly responsive. No, it's not a fast SSD, but it's so much faster than any hard drive that worrying about such issues in a 2.4lb laptop just doesn't make sense. If you haven't used an SSD, this one will blow you away. For example, it boots in about 25 seconds. 7 - The computer is stylish. No, it's not brushed metal like some of the higher-priced laptops, but it's elegant in person, without being too flashy. If you have to stand out, this might not be the computer for you, but if you like the serious look, this laptop will serve you well. 8 - The sounds is another nice suprise - it will get quite loud, which makes it sound tinny, but at moderate volumes, it's great for listening to music/video. 9 - Finally, what about the keyboard? Well, after getting used to it, it's quite usable. The space bar is small and a bit hard to hit, but that's the only major issue. The trackpad is fine, but the buttons are surprisingly stiff and hard to hit, due to being flush with the wrist rest. Not a great design, but I'll usually be using a mouse. So, overall, it's a very good computer - add in the $800 entry price - significantly below all competing ultrabooks - and it's an obvious choice for those looking for extreme portability and reasonable performance on a budget.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Bang for Buck, Lightweight!Posted .
What is so great - It's very light, first of all. 2.45LB, that is same as 11 inch Macbook Air, but this one is whooping at 13.3" and build quality is great too. -128GB SSD, boot speed and task faster than any other conventional mechanical HDD. - WiDi Display, If you have WiDi Router for your TV, you can do wireless display. - A LOT OF PORTS, It has more port options than any other conventional laptop I own. Display, USB, LAN.. name it. No annoying adapter needed like Macbook. - Price tag of 799.99, Every other ultrabook cost over 1000+) - Power AC Plug is in the rear. Very Personal. but having AC Plug on sideway on most other laptop, always gets in the way when you use mouse and stuff. It's in the back, the way it suppose to be! - Always stays cool. Heat Ventilation is great except noise. - Backlight Keyboard, NO problem typing in dark presentation room What is Meh.. - Performance-wise, it is not heavy task-er. but for those task, you have desktop for. Not for Serious gaming or Video Editing. It gets jobs done for everything else including HD video playing. - This glare LCD-LED screen is average, not stunning but get the job done. - Island style keyboard is somewhat narrow in vertical length. But you can get used to it. - Sound Quality is Outstanding but location of speaker is below the laptop. Kind of Muse the sound. What's not so great - Fan noise. Although it's good job keeping this machine cool. But it makes some noise. It's not loud, it sounds like it has broken bearing and make low noise. It's also personal. I wonder if it has defective bearing. Will check out BB store if other unit makes this if not, I will exchange it. At 800 price tag, only competition is Acer Ultrabook. But Personally, This one is far better option. Acer ultrabook boots off mechanical HDD, make whole computing environment very sluggish, which is already deal breaker.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionDoes TUSHIBA Z835-P330 ULTRABOOK come with Bluetooth?I have been reading in other tutorials that the Toshiba Z835 comes with Bluetooth? Is that true?
Asked by Mr.B.
- A:Answer No it doesnt, I picked up mine knowing this. i added a mini USB dongle from IOGear and it works great with all my bluetooth mice, headsets,etc. you can customize it with bluetooth if you were to buy from Toshiba directly, but you'd miss out on the deal @ Bestbuy.
Answered by PN009
Q: QuestionSSD HDD user replaceable?Is the 128gb SSD replaceable? if yes, what 2.5" drive will fit (7mm, or 9mm)?
Asked by Bao.
- A:Answer No, the internal SSD is not user replaceable. Contact the Geek Squad at your local Best Buy and they can assist you in replacing the SSD.
Answered by ToshibaStaff
Q: QuestionCan an internal optical drive be added?I see in the description that this computer does not have an optical drive. Is it possible to purchase one and install it in this computer, or must it use an external one only?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer You would have to use an external optical drive.
Answered by ToshibaStaff
Q: QuestionPictures seem to show a VGA connector. Does it have a VGA connector?This would make it unique versus competitors and very useful as a teacher - need vga connect.
Asked by Mr U.
- A:Answer Yes it does
Answered by jbr82
Q: QuestionIs this a feasible option for a student?Would a dell laptop be preferable. I'm trying to decide between the two. I basically just need it to write papers and such. I will also probably watch videos and be online.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The Portege would be a lot easier to carry around between classes, due to it's size. As for using in, say your dorm room, you can plug in an external monitor, as well as an external keyboard and mouse. As for online, it works fine for me. It supports both WiFi and direct network cable. I play iTunes movies on mine w/o any problems. The picture is fine, but only 720 HD. As for watching DVD movies, it has no DVD player built in, so an external one would need to be used. The battery life is rated for 8 hours,
Answered by Anonymous
Q: Questionperformanceis core i3 enough for autocad, solidworks and other engineer`s soft ? how quick will this programms work ?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer I think you'll find it usable for these, if you can live with the small display. The CPU performance will drag you down, but likely be offset by the great performance of the solid state drive. For CAD on the go, I think it's a pretty good solution for the price.
Answered by Anonymous
Q: Questioncan the I3 processor be upgraded to I5?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer No, the processor is soldered directly onto the motherboard. But I do find that the i3 does everything I would want to do as far as word processing, browsing, videos, CAD, etc. I would buy the i5 or i7 if a more gaming-oriented ultrabook is needed. Love this computer, would recommend it to you!
Answered by AlexHB
Asked by NMcC.
- A:Answer Best Buy currently only has the i3 version. The i5 and i7 versions can be purchased from Toshiba Direct.
Answered by PolkSDA