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Toshiba Portégé R930

Toshiba Portégé R930 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 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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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R930 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Toshiba Portégé R930 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portégé R930 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This Toshiba portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops 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.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R930.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Toshiba Portégé R930 has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Portégé R930. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé R930 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé R930 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Portégé R930 also have a front camera.

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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 laptops of this spec and age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R930 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 similar age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than two years the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 4,000 megabytes, the Portégé R930 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Drive Device Buffer Size

The smallest drive device buffer size of laptops of a similar age and type to the Portégé R930 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 17GB. The Toshiba Portégé R930 has a fairly big drive device buffer size (16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of this age and type is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the Portégé R930 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Portégé R930 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé R930 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC that was released more than two years ago is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm. The Toshiba Portégé R930 is one of the narrower laptops of a comparable age and type to the Portégé R930 (only 316 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Portégé R930 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé R930 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé R930 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R930. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Portégé R930 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé R930. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R930 is 520GB.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. The Toshiba Portégé R930 has a very small battery capacity (only 10.8 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé R930.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Toshiba Portégé R930 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 a similar type 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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do 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 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé R930

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portégé R930 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T410 (2.53GHz).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Portégé R930 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Portégé R930 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé R930.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 Boost Frequency
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
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

Barcodes 04051528016901

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