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Toshiba Portege Laptop / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 13.3" Display - Blue

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Questions & Answers for Toshiba Portege Laptop / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 13.3" Display - Blue

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How do I buy it with Windows 7 Professional installed, instead of Home?

I'd prefer Professional over Home, but I don't see any way Best Buy offers the operating system upgrade.
2 years, 11 months ago
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You can do the direct upgrade through Microsoft. I did see upgrade cards there at Best Buy that have to be activated.
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Unfortunately Best Buy doesn't currently offer pre-purchase configuration options. However, Windows 7 can be upgraded after purchase. Please see attached products for options.
 
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Windows 7 Professional Upgrade - Windows
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Windows Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional - Windows
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When will this model be in stock in stores?

3 years, 2 months ago
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This model should be available in the stores very soon.
3 years, 2 months ago
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When will this model be available to purchase from inventory in the stores?

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This model should be available in the stores very soon.
3 years, 2 months ago
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i 3 vs. i 5 processor?

How do these products differ functionaly?
3 years, 2 months ago
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Follow this link to compare the i3 and i5 Intel processors:

http://www.intel.com/consumer/products/processors/compare-processors.htm
3 years, 2 months ago
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Has anyone run Linux on this machine?

Any compatibility issues encountered?
3 years, 2 months ago
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Here's a good thread on the major Linux compatibility/lockup issue:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11153109
2 years, 10 months ago
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Is the Toshiba Protege's heat sink made of copper?

I have seen disassemblys which show an aluminium heat sink not a copper one which Toshiba states on their website. Please answer truthfully since it's either this laptop or a comparable Sony laptop.
3 years, 1 month ago
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The heat sink and piping have changed to copper (from R700). But, the cooling fins have remained aluminum.
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R835-P70 Memory Upgrade

The unit ships with 4 GB ... can you tell me what I need to order to increase it to 8GB and can I do it myself?
3 years, 1 month ago
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You would need to purchase two 4GB chips and replace the two 2GB chips that come in the laptop. Make sure you get DDR3 memory. You can use the Best Buy memory finder to find memory they have available:

http://bestbuy.upgradebase.com/
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does this laptop have a dual core processor

IM am thinking of buying this laptop for battlefield 3, but it must have a dual core processeor to play it
3 years, 1 month ago
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Yes, this laptop has a dual core processor.
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what's the difference between the R835 P70 and the P50X?

The P70 has an i5 and as far as I can tell is otherwise the same as the P50X which has an i3, but the P70 is cheaper.....WHY??
3 years, 1 month ago
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The P50X has the following processor:

Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor
o 2.1 GHz, 3MB Cache

The P70 has the following processor:

Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor
o 2.3 GHz (2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB L3 Cache
3 years, 1 month ago
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trackpad browsing

Loving this laptop so far but can't figure out why trackpad doesn't respond to multitouch swipes like its tutorial. What should i do to activate this and be able to enjoy multi touch capabilities? Hope it doesn't mean I got a defective product!
3 years, 1 month ago
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To adjust the settings for your touchpad do the following:

Start
Control Panel
Mouse
Click on the Advanced tab

From here you can adjust your touchpad settings.
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