Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X Laptop Only $999.99

Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X Laptop

Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X SAVE $500 on the Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X Laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo 1.33GHz CPU, Bluetooth, 802.11a/g/n Wireless, 2GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, 12.1″ WXGA, Fingerprint Reader Windows XP Professional only $999.99. For a limited time only!

  • The world’s thinnest widescreen 12.1-inch notebook PC helps you make more headway every day.

  • Ultralight at just over two pounds, and offering a stunning silhouette, the Portégé R500 Series is the ultimate expression of executive mobility and style.
  • The Toshiba Portege R500-S5008X has a compact footprint and extended battery life help ensure you’ll stay productive virtually everywhere you go; while a special display lets you work indoors or out in direct sunlight.

Review excerpts:
From PCWorld: Strengths: Ultraportable computer at 1kg with sufficient performance. Nice LCD, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD-slot, everything I needed. Not the optical drive that I do not need. Only 2.2lb despite vendors claim 2.4lb.

Weaknesses: Gets quite warm, maybe sometimes hot (only on the left side). Omission of traditional modem. Ugly bump on the lower left part of the computer to accommodate 2.5-in HDD.

From PCMag: Review Summary: Toshiba drove the Portégé R500 (SSD)’s weight down to 1.7 pounds, but you’ll have to do without an optical drive, work with a smaller battery, and pay for an expensive SSD drive.

Pros: 1.7-pound laptop. Full-size keyboard. Options for a built-in optical drive and extended batteries. GreenTech approved.

Cons: Must handle with care. Screen flexes too much and needs brightening. 3G wireless needs to come to the United States. SSD drives are expensive. Performance is unspectacular.

From alaTest: We have collected and analysed 60 expert reviews and 66 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is February 2, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 120461 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: January 29, 2009.

From PCWorld.ca: The ultraportable R500 (it weighs 2.4 pounds without an adapter) looks a little bit like a laptop version of a DeLorean sports car, complete with gleaming silver plastic paneling and with glossy metal trim highlighting a plastic shell. And like a DeLorean, it has a somewhat anemic engine (a 1.2-GHz Core 2 Duo U7500). It slogged through our tests with a score of 49 on WorldBench 6. But what the R500 lacked in the short sprint, it more than made up for by staying in for the long haul, lasting a little over 5.5 hours in our battery tests, or about an hour longer than the average ultralight notebook we’ve tested. In the configuration tested, the R500 cost $2149 at the time of review.

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