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

View movies and games in stunning detail with this laptop that features a 13.3" high-definition widescreen display with TruBrite technology. Embedded 4G WiMAX mobile broadband lets you easily connect to the Internet on the go (service plan required).Windows 7 Home Premium installed Learn more.Intel® 4G WiMAX chipset built in for Internet access to go at next-generation mobile broadband speeds. Learn more about WiMAX. Wireless service plan required; sold separately. WiMAX service not available in all areas.Learn more about Intel® processors. Information provided by Intel.Learn more about Intel® Wireless Display.
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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.
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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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3 years, 3 months ago
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When will this model be in stock in stores?

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This model should be available in the stores very soon.
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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.
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Warranty coverage outside USA

would the warranty be valid in Canada??
3 years, 5 months ago
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This laptop has the following warranty:

1 YEAR STANDARD LIMITED WARRANTY
 Includes International Limited Warranty for obtaining service when
traveling outside the United States.

The terms and conditions of Toshiba’s standard limited warranty are available at www.warranty.toshiba.com
3 years, 5 months ago
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Has anyone run Linux on this machine?

Any compatibility issues encountered?
3 years, 5 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
3 years, 2 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, 5 months 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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Is the graphics Intel HD 3000 (with HDMI 1.4a)?

Is the graphics Intel HD 3000 (with HDMI 1.4a) that Intel site says all 2nd generation Core i's support or is it the old Intel HD?
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The graphics in this laptop supports up to HDMI 1.3.
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If I have Sprint 4g service, do I need to sign up for a Wimax plan?

Trying to decide between this one and the Toshiba Portege R835-56X (found a better deal) but am wondering - if I am already paying for Sprint 4G service, do I need to sign up for a separate Wimax plan? Sorry - I'm Wimax ignorant so don't know much about it. Thanks for the help!
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It really depends on what service you're using with Sprint. Check with Sprint to find out if you're currently have a WiMAX subscription and you may be able to use it with this laptop.
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Does it have mobile broadband?

Does it have mobile broadband? how about wireless connection option?
3 years, 5 months ago
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Yes, it has the following internet connectivity options:

Intel® 4G WiMAX™
Intel® 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN

WiMAX™ wireless use requires separately purchased subscription service. Access limited to coverage area.
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What is the Cost of Second Battery?

If I want to purchase a second battery, how much will it cost? Any specific model? URL link where to purchase from?
3 years, 5 months ago
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The second battery for the Portege R835 laptops is available here:

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/adet.to?poid=503432
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