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Toshiba W30T101 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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15 Reasons For

A Top Selling Product

The W30t is one the top selling portable PC currently available for purchase.

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Good Battery Life

One Toshiba W30t owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Techworld.com mentioned “The W30T does have its strong points, including an attractive screen and good battery life” in their Toshiba W30t review.

Reasonably Priced

One Toshiba W30t owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was good value for money. Two years ago Techworld.com said “It's a smartly designed and affordable convertible that can function as either a laptop or tablet”.

Good Size

One person said in their reviews that it was thin. Techworld.com mentioned in their review of the Toshiba W30t “The W30T will struggle to compete against the many slimmer, lighter laptops a”. One Toshiba W30t owner reckoned that the Toshiba W30t was tight. Expert website Itpro.co.uk wrote “If money is tight, buy another tablet”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba W30t has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba W30t has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W30t.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Yoga 2[pl_2678912_price], or the ThinkPad 11e[pl_2583056_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba U920t[plb_1475309_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba W30t supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the W30t.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the W30t have screen sizes of between 10" and 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Toshiba W30t has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 13.3" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Yoga 2 Pro[pl_2032363_price], and the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2760334_price] (14") which is also higher rated.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Toshiba W30t has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Satellite U920t[pl_1449407_price], and the U920t[pl_1475309_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2678912_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Toshiba W30t has a quite big processor cache (3 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the W30t. The processor caches of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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18 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and notebookcheck.net this notebook PC has an average expert rating of 66%.

Difficult to Use

One Toshiba W30t owner who purchased the Toshiba W30t concluded that it was not easy to use. Trustedreviews.com said in their Toshiba W30t review on expert website Trusted Reviews “The Toshiba is awkward to use in its tablet”.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the W30t range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. At only 850 megahertz, the Toshiba W30t has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the W30t.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the W30t do not have a full-size keyboard. The Toshiba W30t is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2678912_price], the Toshiba U920t[plb_1475309_price], or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446536_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 5.45 hours, the Toshiba W30t has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. Comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the W30t have battery lifes of between 3.7h and 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Yoga 2[pl_2678912_price] (6h), the Yoga[pl_2199634_price] (7h), or the Yoga[pl_2452506_price] (7h) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Toshiba W30t has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most 2 in 1 laptops that came out 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.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the W30t.

The best storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is SSD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Yoga[pl_2048562_price], the Flex 14[pl_2182475_price], or the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price] all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Satellite U920t[pl_1449407_price] (SSD), or the U920t[pl_1475309_price] (SSD) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro[plb_2032363_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. The Toshiba W30t has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (1.6GHz), or the Yoga 2 13[pl_2476872_price] (1.7GHz) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z10t[plb_2215439_price] (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Heavy

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the W30t the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Toshiba W30t is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price] (1.6kg), the Yoga[pl_2048562_price] (1.6kg), or the Flex 14[pl_2182475_price] (2kg) all from Lenovo which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba W30t has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the W30t range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Very Short Battery Life in Tablet Mode

The Toshiba W30t has one of the shorter battery life in tablet mode (only 3.15 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average battery life in tablet mode of laptops of a similar age and spec to the W30t is 5h, and the battery life in tablet mode range from 3.1h to 6h.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 15MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba W30t has a very low front camera resolution compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the W30t.

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Thick

The thinnest 2 in 1 laptop that has been on the market for a similar time to the W30t is 1.9mm thick, the thickest is 200mm, and the average height is 23mm. At 24.6 millimeters, the Toshiba W30t is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Thick Height in Tablet Mode

The Toshiba W30t has one of the thicker heights in tablet mode (14 millimeters) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The heights in tablet mode of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the W30t range from 1mm to 220mm.

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Quite Deep Depth in Tablet Mode

Portable PCs of this age and spec have depths in tablet mode of between 1mm and 260mm. At 214.95 millimeters, the Toshiba W30t has a quite deep depth in tablet mode compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Heavy Weight in Tablet Mode

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the W30t have weights in tablet mode of between 0.85g and 1.3kg. With a weight in tablet mode of 1.1 kilograms, the Toshiba W30t has one of the heavier weights in tablet mode amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Wide Width in Tablet Mode

Laptops of this type and age have widths in tablet mode of between 1mm and 360mm, and the average width in tablet mode is 290mm. The Toshiba W30t has a fairly wide width in tablet mode (331.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W30t.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba W30t

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba W30t has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba W30t has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the W30t.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Yoga[pl_2048562_price], the Flex 14[pl_2182475_price], or the Yoga 2[pl_2194317_price] all from Lenovo.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2760334_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba W30t has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W30t.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Satellite U920t[pl_1449407_price], and the U920t[pl_1475309_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro[plb_2032363_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Yoga[pl_2199634_price] (8GB), the ThinkPad Yoga[pl_2372159_price] (8GB), or the Yoga 2[pl_2680791_price] (8GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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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
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery Life
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Weight & Dimensions
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Depth in Tablet Mode
Width
Width in Tablet Mode
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AC Adapter Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

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The Satellite W30t-A-101 has mostly the same strong and weak points as the W30Dt-A-101 . Differences exist however since they are equipped with different CPUs and GPUs. The W30t has significantly...

28 March 2014

The W30T does have its strong points, including an attractive screen and good battery life. However, its size and weight in both tablet and laptop modes is a clear weakness, and the W30T will...

27 March 2014

Toshiba's W30T is an odd device. It's a smartly designed and affordable convertible that can function as either a laptop or tablet . Unfortunately, its size and weight prove to be a hindrance in... Read more…

3 March 2014

It's hard to recommend the W30t. If money is tight, buy another tablet and a good-quality keyboard ? if not, spend a little more on a higher-quality machine like the Lenovo...

18 February 2014

The idea of a separating screen and dual batteries sounds great on paper, but the Toshiba is awkward to use in its tablet and laptop modes thanks to its heavyweight design and mixed ergonomics....

31 January 2014

Hybrids occupy a strange space in the market between tablets and laptops, and the Toshiba suffers by having one foot in both camps ? it's a competent machine, but its heavyset design and...

11 September 2013

So far our test unit has simply illustrated why you would not want to purchase this hybrid. However, if you are adament on purchasing a laptop which offers you the ability to detach the screen and...

10 September 2013

Every manufacturer is in on the two-in-one laptop-tablet combo, and Toshiba's Windows 8.1 offering - the 13.3-inch Satellite W30t - orbits the more budget end of the market. We got our hands-on... Read more…

Fusion réussie ? Le Satellite W30t se veut comme la combinaison des avantages d'une tablette à celles d'un ordinateur portable classique. Par conséquent, l'appareil est équipé d'un processeur... Read more…

3 February 2014

Commercialisé 800 euros, le Satellite W30t-A-101 est un hybride correct, sans plus. Son design nous ramène quelques années en arrière et tranche ?pas dans le bon sens- avec la tendance...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w30ta104, w30ta101, toshiba w30, toshiba w30t, toshiba w30t101, toshiba w30ta101
Barcodes 04051528092370, 04051528106510

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