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Toshiba Portégé R930

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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Jul 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
- Windows 8 64-bit (pre-installed)Recommended upgrade to Windows 8 Pro- 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3340M vPro Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0- 33.8cm (13.3"), Toshiba HD... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Portégé R930 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé R930 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. At 3, the Portégé R930 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé R930.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Portégé R930 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R930 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. The Toshiba Portégé R930 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this Toshiba portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440p (2.8GHz), or the Asus UX301LA (2.8GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé R930 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Portégé R930 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the ProBook 450 G1 (9.25h), or the ProBook 440 (9.25h) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé R930 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R930.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Portégé R930 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba Portégé R930 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Portégé R930 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Portégé R930 which has six battery cells.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930.

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Light

The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Portégé R930 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R930.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Narrow

Laptops of this spec and age have widths of between 38mm and 430mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Portégé R930 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé R930.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Portégé R930 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Portégé R930 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Portégé R930 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé R930.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R930 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé R930 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Portégé R930 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R930.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R (6GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this type and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Portégé R930 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R930.

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Quite Slow DVD+RW Write Speed

The average DVD+RW write speed of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 8x, and the DVD+RW write speeds range from 6x to 24x. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930 that we have checked the DVD+RW write speed of, the Portégé R930's DVD+RW write speed of only 6 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé R930, the Portégé R930 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 7.1x, and the CD-RW write speeds range from 4x to 24x. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé R930 that we have checked the CD-RW write speed of, the Portégé R930's CD-RW write speed of only 4 CD-speeds is one of the slowest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé R930

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Portégé R930 over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Portégé R930 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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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
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
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 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
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum 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+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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
DisplayPort
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
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
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r9301l, r9301lv, toshiba 3340, toshiba r9301, toshiba 3340m, toshiba r9301c, toshiba r9301cz, toshiba pt331e0e305, toshiba pt331e0e305d, toshiba pt331e0e305de, toshiba pt331e0e305den

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