A Review of the Toshiba Portege R500 Series

There is a trend in portable computers that is leaning towards more features that are placed into the smallest shell possible. Users are still looking for a reasonable screen and decent processor speed, but the laptop computer user is looking for more portable power than anything else these days. Toshiba has answered the call with the Toshiba Portege R500 series laptop, and when business users see what kind of power they can get in this small and light footprint they are all going to want one of these machines. They are small, they are light, and they have everything you need to get your daily computing work done.

Toshiba Portege R500

The first thing you notice about the Toshiba Portege R500 series of laptops is that it is extraordinarily small. The unit closed is less than an inch thick, and when you pick it up you are instantly struck but its weight of a little less than two and a half pounds. But Toshiba put a lot of technology into the Toshiba Portege R500 series, and when you open it up the thing that immediately strikes you is the clarity and brilliance on the 12.1” screen. It is a backlit LED screen that offers high definition clarity, so when you first turn the Toshiba Portege R500 series on you really notice how clear and brilliant the picture is on the screen. That makes working on the Toshiba Portege R500 series that much easier, and that much more pleasant.

The Toshiba Portege R500 series has a sleek silver and black design that is attractive, and it is also functional as it works hard to protect the delicate components inside. In Toshiba’s never-ending quest to provide ever feature possible with their laptop computers, the keyboard on the Toshiba Portege R500 series is spill resistant which helps to protect the entire computer.

The Toshiba Portege R500 series is a full computer with a 1.2GHz processor in the base unit, and the use of a full version of Microsoft Windows XP. It looks like a smaller machine, but it acts like a full-sized computer. The processor is an Intel Duo Core, so you get to enjoy the benefits of the latest in mobile processors by Intel. To power that LED screen, the Toshiba Portege R500 series has a built-in Intel graphics accelerator for clear images. It offers 1GB of system memory and it can accommodate a 120GB hard drive. The Toshiba Portege R500 series has all the power you will ever need to do any of the computing tasks you will need to perform.

To get you on the internet in style, the Toshiba Portege R500 series comes with a built-in wireless networking connection that can connect to any standard wifi connection found in the world. To give you the option of going completely wireless with your Toshiba Portege R500 series laptop, it also comes with Bluetooth capability for wireless accessories and peripherals. To help you be able to read any data it also comes with as DVD drive standard. That is a lot of computing power, placed in a tiny portable shell.

The whole unit comes in at less than $2,000. For users looking for a portable unit that will give them the power they need in a size they can live with they need to look no further than the Toshiba Portege R500 series laptop.