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Toshiba Portege R930

Toshiba Portege R930 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 3GHz 8GB Feb 2013
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
Portg R930-18L - 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3540M vPro Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0(3.00/3.70GHz Turbo)/Win7 Pro&Win8DVD/(8192MB(4096+4096)/128GB-SSD/Toshiba 13.3" HD HB... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 3,971 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba Portege R930 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portege R930 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Portege R930 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portege R930 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of, the Toshiba Portege R930's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portege R930 range from 2 to 3. The Portege R930 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3 gigahertz, the Portege R930 has one of the fastest processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2662040_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Portege R930 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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SSD Storage Media

The Portege R930 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most laptops of this age and spec. 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the Portege R930.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Portege R930 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portege R930. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portege R930 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Portege R930 have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h. The Toshiba Portege R930 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (9 hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portege R930 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portege R930 has a very fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portege R930. The slowest processor boost frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the Portege R930 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Portege R930 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portege R930 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the Toshiba Portege R930 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Light

The Portege R930 is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The weights of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portege R930 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Portege R930 has one of the smallest total storage capacitys (only 128 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portege R930 is 510GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Portege R930 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Toshiba Portege R930 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Toshiba Portege R930 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of laptops of this type and age is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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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 typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Portege R930, the Toshiba Portege R930 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Portege R930

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the Portege R930 over four years ago.

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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs 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 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
3G Standards
2G Standards
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers r93018, r93018l
Barcodes 04051528043686

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