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Toshiba Portégé R400 Review



geardiary toshiba r400 02Mitchell Oke over at Gear Diary just posted a detailed review of the Toshiba Portégé R400. I’ve always like Gear Diary’s reviews; I’ve been reading Judie’s stuff for years. This is no exception, and the short video that Mitchell provides gives a great overview of the capabilities.

The seriously cool wireless dock appears to work quite well. I was surprised by that, but it encourages me to think that maybe the technology will trickle down into a reasonable price point.

Speaking of price, this is one spendy system. The review model topped out at over $4000, including the top-of-the-line system, dock, and accessories. I didn’t think anyone still paid $4000 for a computer. Wow.

I had an opportunity to try out an R400 very briefly and frankly, it didn’t seem like a $4000 (or even $3000!) system. Too plasticky for me, particularly the keys. One seriously nice feature, though, is the fact that the digitizer pen comes standard with the Wacom felt nib. I fell in love with the felt nib on the pen, but I can buy the felt tips for Wacom pens for a lot less than this system ($4.95 for a 5 pack).

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