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Toshiba Portege R930

Toshiba Portege R930 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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Portg R930-1CZ - 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3340M vPro Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0(2.70/3.40GHz Turbo)/Win7 Pro&Win8DVD/4096MB/320GB/Toshiba 13.3" HD HB LCD/DVD-RW... More
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Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portege R930 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Portege R930 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Portege R930 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portege R930. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portege R930 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and type is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Portege R930 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Price Has Recently Dropped by £50.00

The Portege R930 has dropped in price by £50.00 in the last 5 days.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Portege R930 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portege R930.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 8470p[plb_2336447_price] (2.8GHz and cheaper).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portege R930 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portege R930.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. The Portege R930 has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portege R930.

If this Toshiba notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the 2570p[pl_2010074_price] (9.25h), or the ProBook 450[pl_2376206_price] (9.3h) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portege R930 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price], or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_1871522_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD-R double layer read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Portege R930 has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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Quite Fast DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the DVD+R double layer read speeds range from 4x to 8x. The Portege R930 has a fairly fast DVD+R double layer read speed (8 CD-speeds) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Portege R930 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930. The hard drive speeds of laptops that were released around the same time as the Portege R930 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba Portege R930 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

At 1,600 megahertz, the Portege R930 has a fairly fast processor front side bus compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The processor front side bus of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portege R930 range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed

The slowest DVD-R dual layer read speed of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portege R930 is 4x and the fastest is 8x. At 8 CD-speeds, the Portege R930 has a quite fast DVD-R dual layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast CD Rewrite Speed

The Toshiba Portege R930 has one of the faster CD rewrite speeds (10 CD-speeds) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have CD rewrite speeds of between 4x and 16x.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba Portege R930 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the Toshiba Portege R930 has one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the Portege R930 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portege R930. The front camera resolutions of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Portege R930 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Light

The weights of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930 range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Portege R930 is one of the lighter laptops of a comparable type and age to the Portege R930 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the 2570p[pl_1455240_price] (1.6kg), or the EliteBook 2570p[pl_1463406_price] (1.6kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Fairly Fast CD-RW Write Speed

With a CD-RW write speed of 10 CD-speeds, the Portege R930 has a quite fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portege R930. The slowest CD-RW write speed of laptops of this age and spec is 4x and the fastest is 24x.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Narrow

With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Portege R930 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Portege R930 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portege R930 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portege R930.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price], or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_1871522_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portege R930 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2657528_price] (14"), the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2560064_price] (14"), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] (14").

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portege R930 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Portege R930 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portege R930.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 320GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the 2570p[pl_1455240_price], and the EliteBook 2570p[pl_1463406_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2417215_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs 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.

There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price].

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portege R930, the hard drive capacity of the Portege R930 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portege R930 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo YOGA 500[plb_2981274_price], or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portege R930

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Portege R930 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Portege R930 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 2570p[plb_1463406_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] (6GB and cheaper) or the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_2034239_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear 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
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
ESATA/USB 2.0 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
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 July 2013

A good all-round business laptop, but it's far too expensive...

Durable surfaces
Lightweight, good runtimes
Keyboard with good feedback
Many ports incl
Docking station
Plastic feel
Humming hard drive
Delicate, flexible cover
Very little mouse button travel
Low contrast, small viewing angles

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r9301c, r9301cz, toshiba pt331e0e305, toshiba pt331e0e305d, toshiba pt331e0e305de, toshiba pt331e0e305den
Barcodes 04051528034691, 04051528043662, 04051528043679

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