Toshiba Portege R700 impressive lightweight design, convenient optical drive, good battery life though is not really good radiate heat.
Portégé R700 is one of the strategies all the latest Toshiba laptop aimed at high-level segment for local entrepreneurs. This model is currently the laptop screen the world’s lightest 13 inch, with 10 grams lighter than the most advanced model of Sony, Vaio Z. Opponents of the R700 can be told to Lenovo ThinkPad X series or the Sony Vaio S series.
Portégé R700 equipment configuration includes an Intel Core i5-520M-speed 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, HD Graphics Intel graphics chips, 500GB hard drive with shock protection features, optical drive read / write DVD.
Version is configured as above (code-01L01M PT310L). Two versions included Portege R700 (PT311L-02R00S) higher with 3G connectivity and GPS navigation capability. Portégé R700 is the cheapest version (PT314L-016 013) reference price of about 26.1 million (excluding VAT) is only a year global warranty, while the two versions are 3 year global warranty.
Design, Keyboard, touchpad
Clearly define their target clients should Toshiba R700 is a very simple design with a black crust magnesium alloy honeycomb grid and still scratch luxury. In particular, by introducing and testing of the manufacturer, R700 has the durability to withstand considerable impact when dropped from a height of 76.5 cm or bear weight up to 100kg on a computer override.
In addition, only 1.36 kg weight is really ideal for business people, who often have to work with computers and treat it like inseparable thing.
Design small, thin and ultra light, but R700 retains its advantages with equipment with an optical drive in handy. This is also the lightest world with 13 inch laptop optical drive .
Also, there are almost the port is currently used as HDMI, eSATA, VGA, LAN, memory card reader. However, only the number of USB ports in the two figures can not fully satisfy many prissy users .
Ignore the design of their traditional, Toshiba has equipped the R700 chiclet keyboards handy with good key spacing to avoid user input error. Magnitude and bounce of the keys also feel comfortable to use even for long periods.
R700’s touchpad is quite responsive, meeting certain degree of surface area to facilitate user operations more accurately. The motion sensor support of this touchpad also done well.
Portégé R700 equipped with LED-backlit screen size 13.3 inch resolution standard WXGA 1366 x 768 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio. Unlike most current model laptop computer, using R700 anti-glare screen display instead of mirrors.
Experimental fact that, when used under sunlight, the screen still displayed good images without causing difficulties for users such as the mirror screen. This is one of the major advantages that this model will “popular with entrepreneurs”, who often have worked in many different lighting conditions.
Portégé R700 equipped with LED-backlit screen size 13.3 inch resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels with the hardware configuration includes an Intel Core i5-520M-speed 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, graphics chip Intel HD Graphics, 500GB hard drive.
With hardware like this, this model achieved 4.5 points (get low score by clicking the graphics capabilities for Windows Aero) in the system when the spots on the Windows Experience Index Windows 7. On a scale of detail, to reach 6.7 point processor, RAM memory is 5.9 points while the graphics capabilities of 4.5 points and graphics for the game at 4.9 points.
Meanwhile, if using 3DMark06 score program to test the power of graphics, Portégé R700 reach 1361 points. This is easily understood by machines using only Intel integrated graphics chip HD Graphics and higher than average level of 1,000 points in the laptop does not use discrete graphics.
If using PCMark Vantage program (the operating system used 64 bits) to assess the overall machine, the machine reached the 5475 point scale as detailed below.
Do not play games designed to test, so when asked to play some games like PES2010 average graphics, the machine can be played only at the lowest setting “Low” and the rate stabilized at 41 frames per second.
Test the reading speed of 500GB hard drives have an average reading speed is 64.7 MB / sec compared to approximately an average of around 60 MB / sec in most current laptop hard drive for now.
Evaluate the processor with the latest programs Cinebench R11.5.
Continue using Cinebench R11.5 program to evaluate the latest Intel Core i5-520M 2.4 GHz speed, computer results as shown above.
Thermal, battery, audio
Portégé R700 equipped with a fan inlet at the bottom edge of the slot machine and a heat radiator on the left side. With this additional fan surface made of magnesium alloy honeycomb grid should you use to surf the web, use yahoo, photoshop or HD video, on your face virtually no heat up.
However, on the contrary, when the user put it on the thighs will face difficulties due to a slightly less hot but still at acceptable levels. In addition, a possible disadvantage is that the metal found at the edge of the slot machine next to the left radiator is very hot due to exposure to large and continuous source of heat. This edge is very close to the keyboard area, so it will cause problems if the user accidentally touching the keyboard operation.
Portégé R700 equipped with high capacity 6-cell battery included. To fully charge the battery while using this, users need some time around 3 hours 20 minutes from the pin to 8%.
Tested: Firefox 10 loading site and automatically reloaded every 15 minutes, add a page to open online music and for continuous playback using headphones instead of speakers and to the volume at 70% level 50% light machine run until it automatically shut down (the 5% level), the time it reached 3 hours 58 minutes.
Meanwhile a treadmill test for HD movie playback 720p and continuously until the machine is off, is turned on Wi-Fi, instead of using external speakers and headphones at the volume level to 70% ( audio Windows Media Player program to 100%), 50% brightness until the machine runs itself off (also at 5% battery), the time is reached 4 hours 6 minutes.
Although not so prominent, but the time machine’s battery life is still the dream of many other laptops, is also an important advantage when the user is directed to business people.
Because the product line for business people, so it seems capable of entertaining Portégé R700 is not paying much attention. Speaker of the computer system is quite bad, sounds pretty small, treble and bass are not clear.
Part 4: Comparison with some other model
Comparison with other models.
R700 competitors on the market today may be mentioned as the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 or Vaio S series, all targeting to the business user. These models are configurations including Intel Core i3, i5, from 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive from above.
Pros about the video card can be considered Vaio S dominates the use of Nvidia graphics card, so the ability to handle graphics tasks will certainly better the two models remains to use the integrated Intel chip.
However, R700 and takes up a lot of advantages with weight and thinness, one of the top criteria when choosing a business machine. However, heat dissipation capability is not possible to have R700 that study compared with the Lenovo ThinkPad X201.
Also, both R700 and Vaio S series also has an optical drive in together, preferably than the X201 model.