Toshiba R705 Hands on and Unboxing (Video)

The Toshiba R700 series is a collection of ultra-portable notebooks that maintain powerful standard voltage Intel Core processors while offering a respectable battery life and weighing in at 3.2 pounds. The business focused R700 models begin at $999, but the consumer focused R705, or more specifically Toshiba R705-P25, is available from Best Buy for just $799.

The consumer model drops the docking port found on the business R700 notebooks but gains a blueish lid and support for Intel Wireless Display to stream HD content to your HDTV without wires.

Toshiba has loaned us the new Toshiba R705 to take along on an upcoming road trip and you can catch the unboxing and hands on of the Toshiba R705 below:

We will be sharing out first impressions of the Toshiba R700 soon and a full review of how the R705 handles heading out on the road in a few weeks.

Toshiba Portege R705-P25 Specifications:

Operating System – Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor and Graphics – Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-350M Processor
  • 2.26 GHz, 3MB Cache
  • Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
  • Mobile Intel® HD Graphics with dynamically allocated shared graphic memory.
Memory – Configured with 4GB DDR3 (max 8GB)
Storage Drive –  500GB (5400 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive with TOSHIBA Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)
Fixed Optical Disk Drive – DVD SuperMulti drive supporting 9 formats
Display – 13.3” diagonal widescreen HD TruBrite® TFT LED display at 1366×768 native resolution
  • Native support for 720p content
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • LED backlight
Sound – Built-in stereo speakers
Input Devices:
  • Premium US keyboard (black)
  • TouchPadâ„¢ pointing device with multi-touch control
  • TouchPadâ„¢ Enable/Disable
  • Media Control Buttons:
TOSHIBA eco utilityâ„¢ (Energy-saving mode)
Intel® Wireless Display technology
  • Webcam and microphone
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Intel® 802.11a/g/n wireless LAN9 (supports Intel® Wireless Display technology
  • 2 main memory slots accessible from the bottom. Both slots occupied
  • Memory Card Reader –  Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Mini SD Card, SDXC, Multi Media Card [shared slot may require adapter for use]
  • RGB
  • HDMI
  • Audio
  • Microphone input port
  • Headphone output port
  • 3 USB v2.0 ports (2 USB + 1 eSATA/USB combo with USB
  • Sleep and Charge10)
  • RJ-45 LAN port
  • Slot for security lock

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