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Toshiba Portege R930

Toshiba Portege R930 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 8GB Feb 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Portg R930-18L - 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3540M vPro Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0(3.00/3.70GHz Turbo)/Win7 Pro&Win8DVD/(8192MB(4096+4096)/128GB-SSD/Toshiba 13.3" HD HB... More
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba laptops and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Portege R930 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Portege R930 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Portege R930 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portege R930.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Portege R930 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portege R930.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portege R930 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. The Portege R930 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Portege R930 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (3 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Portege R930 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and spec is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portege R930 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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 amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Portege R930 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and type.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Portege R930 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Portege R930 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the Portege R930 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portege R930 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Toshiba Portege R930 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor cache of the Toshiba Portege R930 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Portege R930. The smallest processor cache of laptops of this type and age is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portege R930 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. The Portege R930 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portege R930 range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Portege R930 is one of the lighter portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X230 (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portege R930 range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Portege R930 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Portege R930 (only 316 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Portege R930's total storage capacity is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a similar age and type to the Portege R930. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portege R930 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

If this Toshiba notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1 (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Portege R930 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Portege R930 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portege R930, the Toshiba Portege R930 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portege R930

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Portege R930 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the HP 2570p (£289.87) (9.25h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
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
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
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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 r93018, r93018l
Barcodes 04051528043686

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