The Toshiba Portege R705 is a laptop exclusive to Best Buy, and there are a few things that help to make it an attractive sell. The first is its magnesium alloy palmrest and the second is its price — just $800 for a more than capable and powerful device.
Joanna Stern from Engadget thought that the Toshiba Portege R705 deserved a closer look so thought that she would offer her own review to see what the laptop has to offer. The first thing that needs a mention is the fact that it is half the price of most other Porteges.
The R705 packs a punch for its price with its 2.26GHz Intel Core i3-350M, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. The laptop has far more positives than negatives, the only issue seems to be with how hot the device runs — I am used to that, as I am the owner of a MacBook Air.
If you plan to celebrate the 25th year that Toshiba has been in the laptop business, then the R705 is the perfect way to do so. As we mentioned above, Best Buy is offering the Toshiba Portege R705 for just $799.99
For a full review hit the Engadget link above.