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Toshiba Portégé R30-A
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Toshiba Portégé R30-A 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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SPEED YOU NEEDTake 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... More
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Good Brand

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Portégé R30-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this type and age is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.1. At 3, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé R30-A.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Portégé R30-A's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. At 400 megahertz, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Portégé R30-A has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé R30-A.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz, the Portégé R30-A's processor clock speed is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Portégé R30-A has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé R30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé R30-A has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé R30-A is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Portégé R30-A has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Portégé R30-A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 2x and the fastest is 8x. With a DVD+R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has one of the faster DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

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Quite Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The average DVD-R double layer read speed of laptops that came out more than a year ago is 6.4x. With a DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Read Speed

With a CD-RW read speed of 24 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has one of the faster CD-RW read speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A the CD-RW read speeds range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 21x.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast DVD-RW Read Speed

The slowest DVD-RW read speed of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.2x. With a DVD-RW read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has one of the faster DVD-RW read speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of 16 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has one of the faster CD-RW write speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 7.1x.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of 66 watt-hours, the Portégé R30-A has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Portégé R30-A is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 430[plb_2447779_price] (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Narrow

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 more than a year ago. The narrowest notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé R30-A the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé R30-A has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2960584_price] (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Portégé R30-A has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R30-A is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Portégé R30-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.9 megapixels, the Portégé R30-A has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé R30-A is 1MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé R30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Portégé R30-A has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 450[plb_2719874_price] (9.25h), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Spill Resistant 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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r30a19, r30a1d, r30a19q, r30a1dj, r30a191, r30a1320, toshiba i74610, toshiba i74610m
Barcodes 00022265824450, 00222658244500, 04051528142778, 04051528142808, 04051528155389

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