Portege R700 - the thin and light 13.3"

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  1. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Notebook Virtuoso

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    Obviously the BestBuy unit (R705) is a lot cheaper, but this particular R700 model looks pretty darn good:

    Portege R700-S1320
     
  2. unmesh

    unmesh Notebook Enthusiast

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    I stopped by the local Best Buy to look at the R705. It's a nice little machine I was disappointed in the screen. Although it's not as glossy as the other machines on display, it is far from matte :-(

    I wonder if the ones from toshibadirect.com have different screens.
     
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    chris2k5 Notebook Consultant

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    Hmm looks nice. It could be a great beater laptop to bring to class everyday allowing me to leave my Macbook Pro in my room away from harm!
     
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    I saw it at best buy. The build quality was very good. Fantastic looking laptop. Very lightweight. The bottom was not warm at all. A little warm near the vent. It ran cool. The keyboard and mousepad area on top and bottom was cool also.

    The screen is the TruBrite kind. Not matte that you can get directly from Toshiba.

    Overall very nice. Still want to wait for a review before taking the plunge.

    It's this laptop or the hp dm4t for me. The HP is a lot heavier. But the screen sizes are almost the same. 13.3 vs 14.
     
  5. two_energy_drinks

    two_energy_drinks Notebook Enthusiast

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    I Bought It. I Bought It From Best Buy. Yes! I'm Picking It Up Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :spinny: :chatterbox:
     
  6. purell

    purell Notebook Consultant

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    Awesome. Can't wait to hear how great it is. Congrats.

     
  7. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Notebook Virtuoso

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    Anyone here familiar with AVCHD video editing?

    I'm wondering if the R705 has enough power to edit family-type AVCHD videos, or if I need something with more ooomph?

    Toshiba R705 = Intel Core i3 / 2.26GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB 5400 rpm HD, Intel HD graphics

    Any video editing experts out there?
     
  8. chong67

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    I went back to BB for a second look.

    The palm rest on both side are coool. How did they do this?

    For $200 less, you dont get 3 yr warranty, no bluetooth n no fingerprint reader. Just pay with your cc and you get 1 yr extended warranty.
     
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    two_energy_drinks Notebook Enthusiast

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    oh, i read what you wrote wrong. yeah, if you can wait, get the r700 from toshiba, because you can get a 4 YEAR WARRANTY. whereas, best buy is two year. might call toshiba to see if i can get a longer warranty.
     
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