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Toshiba Portégé R30-A

Toshiba Portégé R30-A 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 16GB Oct 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
LIGHTWEIGHT MOBILITY. NO-COMPROMISE PERFORMANCETired of trade-offs with lightweight laptops At just 1.5 kg, the Toshiba Portg R30 tips the scale like an ultra-portable, but packs a punch like a... More
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Portégé R30-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The average PCI Express slots version of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A is 2.2, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3. At 3, the Portégé R30-A has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé R30-A, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Portégé R30-A of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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

The Portégé R30-A is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé R30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R30-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A that we have checked the processor frequency of, the Portégé R30-A's processor frequency of 3 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

There are a number of other 3GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL Latitude E6540 which has better reviews.

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Very Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Portégé R30-A has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Portégé R30-A has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé R30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé R30-A has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Portégé R30-A also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. The Portégé R30-A has one of the fastest processor boost frequencys (3.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Portégé R30-A has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R30-A. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.9MP.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Portégé R30-A is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Portégé R30-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The maximum internal memorys of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé R30-A range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Portégé R30-A is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Portégé R30-A is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A.

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Light

The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé R30-A is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Portégé R30-A is one of the lighter notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 1.5kg heavy laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the Acer TravelMate TMP645-M which has better reviews.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 10" to 18". The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R30-A the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Portégé R30-A has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (£651.20) (320GB).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Portégé R30-A the DVD+R Double Layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x. At only 4 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has a fairly slow DVD+R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé R30-A.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD-R Double Layer read speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has a quite slow DVD-R Double Layer read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average DVD-R Double Layer read speed of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A is 6.6x, and the DVD-R Double Layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have DVD-R Double Layer write speeds of between 1x and 6x. With a DVD-R Double Layer write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has one of the slower DVD-R Double Layer write speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed

With a DVD+R Double Layer write speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has one of the slower DVD+R Double Layer write speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have DVD+R Double Layer write speeds of between 1x and 8x.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé R30-A do not have a touchscreen. The Portégé R30-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Slow External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)

The Portégé R30-A has a fairly slow external video modes refresh rate (max) (only 85 hertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Portégé R30-A. The slowest external video modes refresh rate (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A is 85Hz, the fastest is 100Hz, and the average external video modes refresh rate (max) is 95Hz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Write Speed

The average CD-RW write speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A is 6.8x. At only 4 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has a quite slow CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Portégé R30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Portégé R30-A over two years ago.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
External Video Modes Resolution (max)
External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)
External Video Modes Non-Interlaced Resolution With Max. Refresh Rate
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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 Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Mouse Included
Bag Included
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
CD-ROM Read Speed
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
DVD-ROM Read Speed

Expert Reviews

28 December 2015

The Toshiba Portege R30-A delivers the bare minimum a business notebook should cover and despite the old hardware, the system delivers unmatched performance for the given price thanks to the...

Exceptionally solid
Strong build quality
Builtin optical drive and docking station support
Runs cool and quiet
Great pointing stick
A little bit too thick
Low screen contrast ratio
It gets a bit too hot on the left side and below the main exhaust vent (may obstruct normal usage on the lap)
Noisy fan even when the notebook isn't uner heavy load
The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99 bri

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r30a17, 4gssd17, r30a17c, 4gssd17c
Barcodes 04051528151060

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Fifteen Less Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
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LifeBook E754 vs Portégé R30-A

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20% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
15% Bigger Screen Size
Higher Front Camera Resolution
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A Lot Older PCI Express Slot Version

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SmartCard Slot
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