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TOSHIBA Portege R835-P56X Notebook Intel Core i5 2410M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 640GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 13.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i5 2410M (2.30GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 640GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • DVD Super Multi
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Learn more about the Toshiba R835-P56X

Model

Brand
TOSHIBA
Series
Portege
Model
R835-P56X
Part#
PT324U-008003

General

Color
Magnesium Alloy Casing in Blue
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type
Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30GHz
Screen
13.3"
Memory Size
4GB DDR3
Hard Disk
640GB
Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Video Memory
64MB - 1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
Communication
Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Battery Life
up to 9 hours
Dimensions
12.44" x 8.94" x 0.72" - 1.05"
Weight
3.2 lbs.
Other Features
Intel Wireless Display Technology

CPU

CPU Type
Intel Core i5
CPU Speed
2410M (2.30GHz)
CPU Support
3MB Cache
Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz

Chipset

Chipset
Intel HM65

Display

Screen Size
13.3"
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Resolution
1366 x 768
LCD Features
LED backlight & TruBrite technology

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Graphics

GPU/VPU
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Video Memory
64MB - 1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
Graphic Type
Integrated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
640GB
HDD RPM
5400RPM
HDD Interface
SATA
HDD Spec
TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)

Memory

Memory
4GB
Memory Speed
DDR3 1333
Memory Spec
2GB x 2
Memory Type
204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory Slot (Total)
2
Memory Slot (Available)
0
Max Memory Supported
16GB

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface
Integrated
Optical Drive Spec
DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 11 formats
- Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (10x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (8x), DVD-R DL (4X), DVD-RW (4x), DVD+R (8x), DVD+R DL (4x), DVD+RW (4x), DVD-RAM (3x)

Communications

LAN
10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Ports

USB
1 x USB 3.0 port
2 x USB 2.0 ports (1 eSATA/USB combo with USB Sleep and Charge)
Video Port
1 x VGA
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Audio Ports
1 x Microphone Jack, 1 x Headphone Jack

Audio

Audio
Integrated Sound card
Built-in microphone
Speaker
Built-in stereo speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Toshiba TouchPad
Keyboard
Premium Spill-resistant Raised Tile Keyboard (black)

Supplemental Drive

Card Reader
Memory Card Reader supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Mini SD Card, Multi Media Card (shared slot may require adapter for use)
Webcam
Yes

Power

AC Adapter
65-watt AC adapter
Battery
6 cell/66Wh Lithium Ion battery pack
Battery Life
up to 9 hours

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
12.44" x 8.94" x 0.72" - 1.05"
Weight
3.2 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Connie H.
  • 8/7/2012 4:35:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI know it's late, but...

Pros: Light weight which is a plus when taking it to and from school. It's slim design also made for more room for other things (books, etc). Fast speed, so I didn't have to sit and wait for files to load and be used. Long battery life. I am able to run multiple programs (even programs that take up a lot of memory. Cubase, Photoshop, etc. I can even run them all at once with no issue).

Cons: The small sliver corner cover on the left of the model fell off within days. The battery locks also plopped off without my knowing, and I am unsure how. My disc drive stopped working, and finally the unit stopped charging after a year of use. I want to see if I am the only one with this problem?

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  • Nicholas H.
  • 10/9/2011 10:36:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop for the money

Pros: - The i5 is a great chip and this laptop seems to make great use of it.
- Having an inbuilt optical drive (DVD write) is fantastic at this weight/price.
- Screen size and resolution are perfect for what I need, which is a portable machine that I can use for a little development and general browsing/reading.
- The keyboard took a little getting used to, but I've grown to really like it, positive but not overly 'clicky'.
- I like being able to disable the touchpad when using a usb mouse, stops random mouse movements when resting your palms!

Cons: - The camera sucks, but for low quality video calls on Skype it's really just fine.
- The pre-installed OS/utilities are a pain, but as others have said, I just grabbed a clean install of Win7 and installed that using the key on the base of the unit.
- The screen can be a little reflective in high brightness environments as it's a bit glossy, but nothing that makes it unusable and I'm rarely in situations like that.
- I find the track pad a little insensitive when trying to use the scroll (stroking the right hand edge of the pad), find that sometimes it works and other times it just moves the mouse. That might be my inaccuracy but it can be annoying as my old laptop did that really nicely (about all it did nicely mind).

Other Thoughts: Pro or con, depends on your view, but there is no catch when you close the lid. This worried me at first, but has not proven to be a problem. The battery life isn't quite what they state but it's not bad either, I get 4-5 hours with it on WiFi and charging other devices plugged in on the USB, so still very reasonable. Has a good set of ports, all that I need from a laptop. It runs quietly most of the time, unless I put it under real load and its build quality is very good. Overall, I'm very happy with it and would have expected to pay a good few hundred bucks more for what I got.

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  • Lindsay B.
  • 9/2/2011 7:12:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRemarkable machine.

Pros: It's really as light as they say, despite the optical drive--3.2 lb! It's lighter than my old 11.6" machine. I also managed to snag it on sale elsewhere (sorry!) for $649. My initial disappointment with surrendering my intent to get a machine with discrete graphics was quashed by the realization that Sandy Bridge's HD 3000 IGP is remarkably capable--better than the G 105M in my old unit. It's responsive and sensitive, with a screen that remains vibrant even at low levels of light. The presence of both eSATA and USB 3.0 is weird but has been useful, as I simply run files from my old external to this unit and back them up in to my new USB3 drive. The sleep-charge feature is pretty nice too for travelers. Tinkerers: I buy Toshiba in part because it's pretty easy to get at the innards to upgrade drives, memory, and whatnot, and the R835 chassis is no exception. Upgrading to 8GB of memory required no more than two minutes and a small screwdriver (and $40).

Cons: These are not deal-breakers and I considered pulling an egg for them, but they are matters of personal taste. First, the screen is that glossy reflective finish that has no reason to exist on a computer ever, ever, EVER. Has it ever been useful to anyone? I don't think so--it's for aesthetic quality only. Second, you can't turn off double-tapping or multitouch on the touchpad that I've been able to find. Even after fiddling with sensitivity, it is still WAY too easy to accidentally click things. Third, the keyboard...where to start? Toshiba used to use shallower versions of standard keyboards, and even Acer-style chiclet designs, but now the keys are weird rectangular islands that are too stiff and require getting used to. I did it, and I certainly appreciate that they are more robust, but this can't have been the only option. The final issues are all connected to the model, so don't warrant an egg being docked: no Bluetooth or docking; & the integrated camera is pretty bad.

Other Thoughts: If you buy the warranty extension from Toshiba directly, you can get it at 2 years for under $100. The box includes a coupon for a discount on various plans and accessories that may be useful. If you're on the road a lot this is a nice machine that won't destroy your back. You can overcome a lot of its absent features either by getting the P75 or by getting aftermarket USB modules for things like Bluetooth. Even at $800, this is a good buy. It doesn't get too warm, it's easy to pull off the bloatware with a modicum of expertise, and the build quality is pretty good even though you may worry about damaging it because it's so light. With a matte screen and a better keyboard, this would be the best laptop in creation for the specs; as it is, it's "merely" great.

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  • Hal W.
  • 4/16/2011 8:17:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswhat i wanted

Pros: 1. size and weight
2. battery life
3. Price
4. CD/DVD drive

Cons: 1. while burning restore backup DVDs, drive made noise until i placed the cord under the front right side, this stopped the rattling...
2. the push 2tv netgear box is not available yet (not issue with PC, but not able to use the technology yet!)
3. both memory slots filled with 2g each (would prefer not to have to replace all memory to upgrade - although this is a common issue with these smaller laptops...)
4. Hard to see keyboard with out proper room lighting

Other Thoughts: The cons were all minor, nothing major. Overall i like the pc and was aware of most minor issues prior to purchasing. I went ahead and bough 8g of memory from crucial... right at $100, so i will be really happy with this pc. Works great on my work's vpn connection and was each to setup. The battery life is impressive - this was a major pro for me and a top 3 reason for picking this pc over others. Weigh is great too, no issue with moving around daily and easy to have on your lap! First ordered from a different site, they later told me it was not in stock, went with Newegg, no issues and shipped next day. Impressed with Newegg order. will order again...

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  • Thomas B.
  • 4/15/2011 7:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsUnbelievably Good Notebook for the Price

Pros: It's so light. People are almost always amazed when they first pick it up. I am extremely happy with this notebook. Toshiba did so many things right. Trackpad is good with 2 and 3 finger support. You may need to tweek it a bit. The CPU is fast and responsive. Some of the Toshiba apps are actually very useful. The battery life gives me all day computing.

Cons: No 2 finger right click. No idea why. I'm going to have to upgrade to as SSD. Why? Because my wife has an SSD in her's. Screen is ok. It won't blow you away but it won't disappoint you either.

Other Thoughts: It has up to 3 finger gesture support. Adobe Reader proves it supports 3 finger swipe up and down in addition to left and right even if it isn't listed in the trackpad settings. If you got more cash to spend look at the R830 series for some serious power upgrades to the notebook. This is the consumer version of the notebook. However, I think this is the best bang for your buck.

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  • Rob C.
  • 4/7/2011 6:32:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, fast, well built machine at a great price point.

Pros: Lightweight, beautiful bright screen, speedy CPU. Solid construction.

Hard drive is a standard 9.5mm / 2.5" 5400 RPM laptop drive (Hitachi 5k750-640 in my case). As such, it would be easy to replace/upgrade.

Touchpad is smart and has this cool cyclical scroll style (you can make clockwise rotations with your fingertip to scroll). There is also a dedicated kill switch to turn on/off the trackpad when not in use.

Overall impressions are that the unit is snappy. The hard drive hurts it, but is easily replaceable, but all the CPU/GPU stuff you care about works fine. This is not a gaming laptop but browsing/flash/flickr type stuff is all great.

Cons: These are *minor* quibbles but knock 1 star off when aggregated.

4gb ram is achieved by populating both slots with 2gb chips. This could be an issue for future expansion.

Webcam is only ok/serviceable. Not good in low light. Face detection gimic is totally a gimic and takes longer than just typing your password.

There is *alot* of preinstalled software that you don't want. This doesn't bother me as I always wipe and reinstall but is a consideration.

There is a tiny wobble to the chrome hinge cover on the left side. On such a solidly constructed machine this bothered me a bit, but if you aren't completely OCD it is not an issue.

Other Thoughts: Could be a pro or a con, this model is the basic/fast SKU. i.e. it has the core i5 not i3 but it doesn't have the frills like the fingerprint reader/bluetooth etc. I think this is a good thing as I have never needed either of these and it knocks $200 off the price compared to other SKUs for this laptop.

This is *not* a recall model. The recalled models... were RECALLED. As such this is the updated version.

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  • Ryan M.
  • 4/4/2011 7:56:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReply to "Recall Model"

Pros: Very light weight, screen is the perfect size for me, does not seem to run hot.

Cons: Webcam is pretty awful. If it is even remotely dim in your room you won't be able to see a thing. Other than that for this price a back lit keyboard would have been nice, combined is why its only 4 stars.

Other Thoughts: To the guy who said this might be a recall model, the model on the bottom of mine says P56X which I do believe is the fixed model even though the product page just says P56 so you should be all set.

I will update the rating later if I feel necessary.

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  • Judson C.
  • 4/3/2011 5:18:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsRecalled Model

Pros: Looks like a great laptop

Cons: May be a recalled model.

Other Thoughts: Toshiba recalled the R835-P56 in February, due to the Intel Sandy Bridge problem with SATA drives. I've heard the fixed model is R835-P56X.

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