by Shane O'Neill

Hands On Video: The Toshiba Portege R835

Sep 01, 20111 min
Computers and PeripheralsLaptopsMobile

Toshiba is going all thin and light on us with the Portege R835 model, its lightest ultraportable laptop at 3.2 pounds with an amazing eight hours of battery life and an unbeatable price.

The ultraportable laptop category is getting more crowded and competitive every day, and Toshiba has confidently jumped on the thin and light bandwagon with the Toshiba Portege R835 model.

The Portege has impressive performance specs (second generation Intel Core i5, 640GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM) and stylish and durable design in a package that weights just a hair over three pounds.

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The keyboard may be a tad cramped for some people, but the palm rests are spacious and comfortable and the touchpad, though small, gets the job done.

A major selling point for the Portege R835 is the price (sub-$900). Competitors such as the Samsung 900X, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 and the Macbook Air all go for well over $1,000. But what may truly seal the deal for buyers is the Portege’s battery life: You’ll get eight hours. EIGHT HOURS. Damn impressive.

For more details on the Toshiba Portege R835, click below on our latest episode of “Shiny Happy Hardware.”