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The Portégé R500 series from Toshiba is a line of extremely small and lightweight laptops, weighing at 2.4 lbs.

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Pros

Built-in optical drive, which is rare for this thinness

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Very few compromises despite the small size

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Full sized keyboard

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Cons

Screen and keyboard have flex which can be disconcerting

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Optical drive can get in the way of the PC card slot

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The Portégé R500 series from Toshiba is a line of extremely small and lightweight laptops, weighing at 2.4 lbs. Models features a 12.1" display screen with 1200x800 resolution, which is so durable that it is intentionally designed to be flexed and twisted without damage. There are three USB ports, a PC Card slot and an SDHC slot. The keyboard is large and with spaced-out buttons, and features a shortcut button to the Toshiba Assist application for quick access to a variety of function from bluetooth connectivity to outputting to external displays. There is also a seperate button to control screen backlight intensity. The Toshiba Portégé R500 series also comes with a DVD Supermulti drive, iLink and Bluetooth V2.0.

Features
  • Intel 965 Chipset
  • Mobile Intel Express 950GM integrated graphics
  • 12.1" screen, 1200x800 resolution
  • less than 1" thick
  • built-in optical drive
  • VGA out
  • Ports: USB x 3, mini-Firewire, SD Card
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