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Toshiba Portégé R30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Take your performance to a new level with the 33.8 cm (13.3") Portg R30. The power inside is an efficient Intel Core processor that dazzles in all situations. Whether you're multi-tasking or... More
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Portégé R30-A has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R30-A have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Portégé R30-A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Portégé R30-A which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R30-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Portégé R30-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440p[plb_3682866_price] (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé R30-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Portégé R30-A has a front camera.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Portégé R30-A has one of the fastest hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. The Portégé R30-A has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Portégé R30-A has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R30-A is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Light

The Portégé R30-A is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A. The lightest portable PC of this type and age is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba R930[plb_1483873_price] (1.5kg).

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Portégé R30-A is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé R30-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé R30-A which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé R30-A has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé R30-A is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Portégé R30-A has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé R30-A.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé R30-A. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t[plb_2654704_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé R30-A range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Portégé R30-A has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé R30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé R30-A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Toshiba portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a fairly typical battery life (6.5 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

28 December 2015

The Toshiba Portege R30-A delivers the bare minimum a business notebook should cover and despite the old hardware, the system delivers unmatched performance for the given price thanks to the...

Exceptionally solid
Strong build quality
Builtin optical drive and docking station support
Runs cool and quiet
Great pointing stick
A little bit too thick
Low screen contrast ratio
It gets a bit too hot on the left side and below the main exhaust vent (may obstruct normal usage on the lap)
Noisy fan even when the notebook isn't uner heavy load
The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99 bri

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r30a13, r30a13c, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 64bit, toshiba r30a13, toshiba r30a13c, toshiba pt343e02q02, toshiba pt343e02q02s, toshiba pt343e02q02se, toshiba pt343e02q02sen
Barcodes 04051528117158

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ThinkPad T540 vs Portégé R30-A

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Toshiba Portégé R30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3"
£ 1,048.87
41% Longer Battery Life
36% Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
180GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Three More Battery Cells
Vastly Lower Front Camera Resolution
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Lenovo S510 vs Toshiba Portégé R30-A

Lenovo S510 vs Toshiba Portégé R30-A
Lenovo S510
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
Toshiba Portégé R30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3"
£ 499.99
Newer by Nine Months
36% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
2.3" Bigger Screen Size
13% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.4GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
Toshiba Portégé R30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3"
£ 462.59
68% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Vastly Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
34% Bigger Internal Memory
Two Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
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