Toshiba's Portege R835 ultraportable up for pre-order

By Jos
Mar 23, 2011
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  1. Toshiba has begun accepting pre-orders for their newest ultra-portable Portege laptop. Starting at $899, the R835-ST3N01 packs a dual-core Core i3-2310M processor with built-in graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 13.3-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution, 640GB 5,400 RPM hard drive, Bluetooth 3.0, DVD burner, a 66-Wh battery rated for up to nine hours of run time, and everything you'd expect port-wise, including eSATA connectivity, USB 3.0, as well as HDMI.

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Only $30 to upgrade to the i5? Is that redonkulously cheap, or am I on something?
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    That most likely means the i3 is redonkulously expensive, rather than the i5 being redonkulously cheap.
  4. no SSD ?
  5. Are there any other comparable 13" sandy bridge laptops coming out soon? Seems like all of Lenovo's are 12.5" or 14". Plus I expect them to be more expensive?
  6. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,638   +86

    @ Guest - Sony has the Vaio S starting at $1000. Then if you spend a little more there's the 12.5-inch ThinkPad X220 we recently reviewed from Lenovo starting at around $1300 and the Samsung 9 Series for $1650.

    We'll have an update to our Laptop guide posted by the end of the week.

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