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This model stands out compared to the others in the Portégé lineup as it is significantly less expensive.

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Pros

13.3" screen for good portability without sacrificing too much size

5 agree

fairly light compared to most 13.3" laptops (4.3 pounds) - good for transportability and mobile computing

4 agree

more than powerful enough for regular day-to-day computing tasks

4 agree

trackpad has a nice texture to it

3 agree

white led bar helps to illuminate touchpad

3 agree

touch sensitive media controls

3 agree

very attractive styling

3 agree

good quality speakers compared to other laptops

2 agree

clear and vibrant screen

2 agree

LED lights really add a nice atmosphere to the look

2 agree

integrated webcam is pretty good quality

2 agree

new fast wireless "802.11n"

2 agree

good selection of ports

2 agree

multi-lingual keyboard

1 agrees
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Cons

tons of bloated Toshiba crap-ware

4 agree

large amount of keyboard flex

3 agree

keyboard can be annoying for English-only users

3 agree

speakers look cheap

2 agree

the lit up features on the laptop can not be turned off. This causes glare on the screen and is just plain annoying.

2 agree

the shortcut keys at the top are non-customizable. Touching them boots the laptop up when off.

2 agree

prone to fingerprints everywhere.

2 agree

keyboard fails to register key hit e.g. "

2 agree

the laptop mouse pad buttons start falling out of place/wobbling after a year

1 agrees

starts slowing down soon after some use. Sometimes it can't even play fullscreen video without lag.

1 agrees

the bottom is curved due to protruding hardware

1 agrees

wide variety of M800 models may confuse consumers

1 agrees

Home and End Keys difficult to find.

1 agrees

somewhat underpowered - T3200 and GMA 4500M

1 agrees

better off with a a netbook, significantly cheaper model, or spending a bit more for a high end Toshiba, Lenovo or Apple

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First announced in May of 2008, the Toshiba Portégé M800 is a consumer-focused laptop that emphasizes mobility and aesthetics over power and performance. This model stands out compared to the others in the Portégé lineup as it is significantly less expensive. While the rest of the Portégés are heavily focused on the business-minded consumer with their emphasis on thin designs, light weight and long battery life, the M800 attempts to appeal to both business-folk and regular people with its more attractive styling. With a 13.3" screen the laptop comes in at the smaller size of laptops available, and for this price range and size offers mid-range specifications for the price. On the aesthetic side of things Toshiba has incorporated a generous amount of LED lights to emit soft glow underneath and around the various keys and buttons on the keyboard. Inside the laptop you'll find the usual assortment of chips including an integrated graphics chip (Intel GMA 4500M), and Pentium Dual-Core T3200 processor.

Features
  • 13.3" screen with 1280x800 resolution
  • Intel processor with integrated 4500GMA graphics
  • Integrated 1.3MP webcam and microphone
  • Built-in DVD burner
  • Bluetooth v2.1
  • Wifi A/B/G/N
  • Media playback buttons on the keyboard
  • 2 SD Card slots, 1 express card slot, 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter
  • 3 USB ports, 1 x e-SATA, S/P DIF audio port, VGA out
  • 6-cell battery that gets about 3 hours of life
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
 Models
  • Portégé M800-05P (MSRP: $799)
    • Best Buy exclusive Pink version. $40 of purchase goes to Breast Cancer research
    • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3200 at 2.0GHz
    • Pink color
    • 2GB Memory
  • Portégé M800-056 (MSRP: $849)
    • Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3200 Processor at 2.0GHz
    • 3GB memory
    • 250GB HDD
  • Portégé M800-05Y (MSRP: $949)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
    • 3GB memory
    • 320GB HDD
Post Review
Omar
12/09/2008 03:37

I helped my very good friend buy this computer, and at the time information on it was very difficult to come by. However, she made the purchase and after spending some time with the computer myself I have to admit it's a very nice machine. It's definitely on the form over function in some ways, but it's nice being able to use something that doesn't constantly remind you that you're WORKING and not just enjoying yourself.

I should also make special mention of the screen and touch pad. I think the screen is very nice, it's glossy but not overly-so that it becomes too obstructive. If you get hit with the wrong lighting it can get in the way, but most of the time it's fine and adds enough quality to the resulting picture that it's a worthy trade-off. The touchpad is great because it has a nice texture to it that integrates well with the case of the laptop, but still provides a nice amount of responsiveness to it.

In this price range there actually aren't many laptops at the 13" size, so there's not much options. If you go less than 13" you're looking at really expensive 11 and 12" laptops, or you're looking at undersized/underpowered netbooks. I find that 13" is actually a nice sweet spot in regards to a full laptop that provides a good amount of mobility. And for this size the M800 provides a very good price/performance ratio.

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