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Toshiba R30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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With its brilliant 13.3 High Definition display, the Portg R30-A is the ultra-portable business class laptop that redefines the standards in performance, reliability, capabilities and value.Full... More
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PCNOVA Testing. Probamos el Portátil Toshiba Portégé R30 y te revelamos todos sus detalles.
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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,511 user and expert reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the R30 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R30.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba R30 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R30 that we have assessed the PCI Express slot version of, the Toshiba R30's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the R30 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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

The Toshiba R30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Toshiba R30 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the R30. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the R30 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba R30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this Toshiba laptop 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R30.

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

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba R30 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R30.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R30 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the Toshiba R30 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the R30.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the R30 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba R30 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 3mAh, the biggest is 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. The Toshiba R30 has a fairly big battery capacity (6,200 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R30 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba R30 which has six battery cells.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Toshiba R30 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the R30. The lightest laptop of this type and age is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook U554 (£645.33) (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Toshiba R30 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R30 (only 316 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba R30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R30.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Toshiba R30 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the R30 range from 10" to 18".

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for 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 you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R30.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba R30 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The operating shocks of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the R30 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. The Toshiba R30 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R30 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba R30 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba R30 has a very small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the R30. The operating vibrations of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the R30 range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R30

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the R30.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba R30 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba A50 (£669.99) (2.6GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba R30 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Toshiba R30 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440p (7.2h).

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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
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
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
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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
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
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

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The Toshiba Portegé R30 is ultimately recommendable over competing Ultrabooks only in certain situations. Its potential for high performance is a major selling point; unlike Ultrabooks, the R30...

24 August 2014

Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C Pricey yet good? The combination of a long runtime (almost 10 hours in the Wi-Fi test), matte and bright (Full HD) IPS screen , and low weight seems compelling. The very...

10 June 2014

If you're not too bothered by how your portable looks, or actually prefer a sober and business-like appearance, the Portégé R30-A-14K has a lot going for it. It is a little on the pricey side...

29 May 2014

Promising much, the R30 is let down in key areas as it's got a poor screen and keyboard ergonomics...

Lisa Gade reviews the Toshiba Portege R30 ultraportable laptop. The R30 is a 13.3? machine with more ports, expandability and drives than you'd find on an Ultrabook, yet it still weighs just 3.25... Read more…

28 April 2014

The Toshiba Portege R30-A1302 ultraportable has a high-powered processor and speedy solid-state drive (SSD). It's not the most forward-looking system in the world, but its throwback features, such...

Toshiba?s PC division tends to focus on the consumer market, employing the company?s decades of experience with audio and video technologies to produce attractive multimedia and entertainment... Read more…

11 March 2014

Toshiba tends to take its time when it comes to new fads like Ultrabooks, or even updating its laptops with the latest Haswell processors. True to form, its Portégé R30 is a distinctly... Read more…

We?re back to Square One with the HDD camcorders we?ve tested. We love the capacity and the benefits of HDD recording. That said video quality is not worth the trade-off in our real-world trials....

Tons of storage (almost 7 hours of DVD-level video) Excellent battery life (over 2 hours) Easy-to-follow onscreen menus Records acceptable at best video outdoors Good supplied software bundle
Too much digital noise Poor video in low light 2.5-inch LCD not widescreen No hot or cold shoe Funky lens cap No printed owners manual
28 August 2014

Ambitieux. Ecran mat Full HD, SSD rapide, port de dock, légèreté, longue autonomie : Toshiba aurait-il trouvé la recette de l'ordinateur bureautique idéal ?

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