In February this year I changed the WLAN card of my Sony Vaio Pro 13 to improve the wireless signal. Unfortunately, the signal has not really got stronger than before. After several months of living with the weak signal, I
In late 2013 I purchased, a first generation Sony Vaio Pro 13 notebook. After using it for a little more than two years I can say that I am still really satisfied with it. Back in 2013 I decided to get
As you may saw by having a look on my previous posts in my blog I do own a Toshiba Satellite R630 which I very similar to the Portege R700/705 and Dynabook R730. Nearly two weeks ago I decided to
Toshiba released on the 3rd of March 2011 a new BIOS for its notebooks: – Satellite R630 – Portege R700 – Portege R705 So far I do not know which improvements it includes, but soon I wanted to try to
Today I ordered a SSD to replace the HDD in my Toshiba Satellite R630 (same like Portege R700/R705). I choose the Curial RealSSD C300 with 128 GB capacity, because the benchmarks were looking very promising. Instead of using the SandForce
Toshiba released on the 25th of November the BIOS version B1.70-WIN-EC1.40 for the Satellite R630 and Portege R700. I did not find any information about the improvements it included, but I hope they did something regarding ACPI. I already installed
I do own a Toshiba Satellite R630 and I want to run Linux on it, because in common I do use Linux only since years and all the programs I use are Linux/Unix programs. I already tried to run the
I tested to run openSUSE 11.3 on the Toshiba Satellite R630 without deleting the pre-installed Windows 7 Home Edition. The experiences I made shall be valid in 95% for the Toshiba Portege R700/705 as well as the Dynabooks R730 too. At the end the tests where not very satisfying but it looks like the Linux support will be better in the near future.
After looking around I found out that Toshiba is offering a consumer version of the Portege R700 which belongs to the Satellite-Series the R630 (in the US it is the Portege R705). At the beginning I thought that the device looks similar and has similar specifications, but must be different regarding build quality and features. In the end I found out that the differences are quite small related to the physical device!