Toshiba Portege Z835

Verge Review

In the last couple of weeks, ultrabooks — Intel’s new category of ultrathin and ultralight laptops — have been arriving one by one, each aiming to derail the MacBook Air’s lead with a mix of competitive pricing and new features. But none of them have been successful; each has had its own set of compromises which just haven’t been worth the savings. To recap: the Acer Aspire S3 had a slower hard drive / SSD combo and atrocious keyboard, the Asus Zenbook UX31 had unforgivable trackpad...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.63 inches
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
The Verge Battery Test 5 hours 51 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.63 inches
Color Gray / Black

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i3
Cores 2

Processor (max)

Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i5
Cores 2

GPU (base)

Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000

Memory

Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 6 GB

Storage

Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD

Audio

Speakers 2

Webcam

Effective pixels 1.3 megapixels

Port options

USB 2
USB 3.0 1
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000/10000 (Ten Gigabit)
VGA 1
HDMI 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 3.0 + HS

Battery

Quoted time 8 hr

Benchmarks

PCMarkVantage 6115
3DMarkVantage (IGP) 1372
3DMark06 (IGP) 3610
The Verge Battery Test 5 hours 51 minutes

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by nate.kimmey (Currently owns)

    Exactly what I was looking for in an ultrabook. Design is subtle but not entirely bland. I am a a fan of the keyboard style but the keys are somewhat shallow, which could turn some people off. Performance won't surprise you but as someone who does mostly web browsing, this machine is quite fast.

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    • Design 8
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    • Heat / noise 9
    • Battery life 7
    • Software 5
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