eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003

 
 
By Tiffany Maleshefski  |  Posted 2008-02-26
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Toshiba Portege R500-S5003

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

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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.


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

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

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


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

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

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The R500-S5003 sports amazingly miniscule dimensions-

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

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

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


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

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

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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.


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

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

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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-

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

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

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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.


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

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

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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.


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

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