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Toshiba Portégé R930

Toshiba Portégé R930 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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MOBILE PERFORMANCE The 33.8cm (13.3 ) Toshiba Portg R930 is great company for business travellers who need a durable, light, high-performing laptop. And it's even greater for companies looking... More
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Portégé R930 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portégé R930 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this notebook 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Toshiba Portégé R930 has a fairly long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R930 is 2h and the longest is 4,400h.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé R930 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Portégé R930 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R930. The average hard drive speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé R930 is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The Portégé R930 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory (4,000 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R930 the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Fairly Big Drive Device Buffer Size

The Portégé R930 has one of the bigger drive device buffer sizes (16,384 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have drive device buffer sizes of between 8.1GB and 17GB, and the average drive device buffer size is 11GB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the Portégé R930 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé R930 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Light

The Portégé R930 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The weights of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé R930 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

The Toshiba Portégé R930 is quite narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R930. The average width of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé R930 is 360mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé R930 have a full-size keyboard, however the Portégé R930 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé R930 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R930 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age 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 you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 10.8 milliamperes * hour, the Toshiba Portégé R930's battery capacity is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé R930. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Portégé R930 is 3mAh and the biggest is 30,000mAh.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé R930. The hard drive capacity of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930 range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Portégé R930 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé R930 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small CD/DVD Drive Buffer Size

The smallest CD/DVD drive buffer size of laptops of this spec and age is 1MB, the biggest is 2MB, and the average CD/DVD drive buffer size is 1.6MB. With a CD/DVD drive buffer size of only 1 megabyte, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a quite small CD/DVD drive buffer size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé R930

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Toshiba released the Portégé R930.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé R930.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Portégé R930 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Portégé R930 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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 Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (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 r93014, r93014t
Barcodes 04051528016895

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