eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - More Than Meets the Eye

The Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 weighs just 1.72 pounds, but its 64GB solid-state drive gives the machine more muscle than its weight might imply.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - Comfortable Keyboard

The laptop's 85-key keyboard is nicely sized, with plenty of wrist space and responsive keys.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - Size Matters

The R500-S5003 sports amazingly miniscule dimensions-

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - A Good Fit

Like Apple's MacBook Air, the Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 fits into an envelope.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - Performance Disappointment

The Portege R500-S5003's overall performance matched machines of similar caliber, but its solid-state drive didn't yield a higher PassMark 6.1 performance score than rival systems.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - All Thumbs

The R500-S5003 has a touchpad below the keyboard that offers a nice touch response. That said, there is little room between the keyboard and the touchpad device-

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - Thin Competition

When the Portege R500 series was released last year, it held the record as the world's thinnest notebook. The MacBook Air has since broken the R500-S5003's 0.77-inch record, touting a notebook with a thickness of 0.76 inches.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003 - Ports Aplenty

When compared to the MacBook Air, the Portege wins on a lot of different levels. For example, it boasts three USB ports (versus the Air's one), and it's equipped with a 10/100/100 Ethernet adapter.

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