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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
best out of small laptopsJune 17, 2008
by uzbek from wasilla, ak
Features: 5  out of 5 5 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Battery Life: 5 out of 5
Price–Value: 5 out of 5
looked around for best lightweight laptop, and after trying many different once, this is the best choice for the small, lightweight, and long lasting battery laptop. the price is little too spendy, but its worth it in long run. i travel a lot and you can get up to5-6 hours on single charge. it has XP so that makes it even faster. one of the best things is that it has 3 years of worannty, which makes it awesome too.
What is your level of technical expertise?   ProficientUser
How long have you been using this product?   One week to a month

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Super LightJanuary 9, 2009
by HI IT
Features: 5  out of 5 5 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Battery Life: 4 out of 5
Price–Value: 4 out of 5
This is a very nice laptop. It is sooo light and compact. I love the fact that it has a built in CD/DVD drive and three USB ports. Great value!!
What is your level of technical expertise?   ProficientUser
How long have you been using this product?   One week to a month

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
good choiceFebruary 26, 2009
by delarce
Features: 4  out of 5 4 out of 5
Performance: 4 out of 5
Battery Life: 5 out of 5
Price–Value: 5 out of 5
good for travel, very light.
What is your level of technical expertise?   ProficientUser
How long have you been using this product?   One month to a year

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
cool laptopJuly 14, 2009
by delarce from Montreal, QC
Features: 5  out of 5 5 out of 5
Performance: 4 out of 5
Battery Life: 5 out of 5
Price–Value: 4 out of 5
super light weight, fast speed, good wifi , bluetooth and fingerprint. Only complaint is the touchpad, it is too high so that you always move cursor by accident. I use wireless mouse and disable the touchpad, so it doesn't bother me.
What is your level of technical expertise?   TechSavvy
How long have you been using this product?   One month to a year

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
June 11, 2008
by Portege2008
Features: 4  out of 5 4 out of 5
Performance: 4 out of 5
Battery Life: 4 out of 5
Price–Value: 3 out of 5
What is your level of technical expertise?  
How long have you been using this product?   One week to a month

Overall Rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5
Design FlawJune 16, 2008
by thedash from New Windsor, NY
Features: 1  out of 5 1 out of 5
Performance: 1 out of 5
Battery Life: 3 out of 5
Price–Value: 1 out of 5
The touchpad is too shallow and located in such a way that when touch-typing the base of the thumb on the right hand contacts the touchpad and relocates the cursor. I had to return the computer, because it was impossible to work around this design flaw. Suggest that the touchpad be lowered the same amount as on every other laptop/notebook.
What is your level of technical expertise?   TechSavvy
How long have you been using this product?   Less than a week

Overall Rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5
Worst Laptop for the cost!March 25, 2010
by Cody from Gustine, TX
Features: 1  out of 5 1 out of 5
Performance: 1 out of 5
Battery Life: 2 out of 5
Price–Value: 1 out of 5
It dosnt have a webcam as I was told it did the fingerprint control dosn't work.
What is your level of technical expertise?   TechSavvy
How long have you been using this product?   More than a year
Customer Rating Summary
Portege R500-S5006X Laptop
Averages based on 7 customer reviews
Overall Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Features: 3.6 out of 5
Performance: 3.4 out of 5
Battery Life: 4.0 out of 5
Price–Value: 3.3 out of 5
5 of 7 (71%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.