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Toshiba R30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Pre-loaded with Windows 7 Professional, it also comes with Windows 8.1 Pro in the box so you can choose which tools you need to equip your business. More
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29 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com and notebookcheck.net this Toshiba laptop has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Battery Life

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Expert website Itpro.co.uk said three years ago “Bursting with ports, good performance, solid battery life and high-level of repairability” yet they gave the Toshiba R30 a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Size

A few Toshiba R30 owners thought it was a good weight. Notebookcheck.net wrote “Low weight seems compelling” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Itproportal.com wrote three years ago “It combines a reasonably light weight with some features business users will particularly like” in their Toshiba R30 review and rated this laptop 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One Toshiba R30 owner said in their reviews that the Toshiba R30 was easy to use the menus. Digitaltrends.com said in their Toshiba R30 review “Tons of storage (almost 7 hours of DVD-level video) Excellent battery life (over 2 hours) Easy-to-follow onscreen menus Records acceptable at best video outdoors Good supplied software bundle”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago Notebookreview.com said “In an era dominated by Ultrabooks, Toshiba's more traditional Portegé R30 stands almost alone as one of the few 13.3″ notebooks to use a “full wattage” Intel processor” in their review of the Toshiba R30 although they gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Good Connectivity

One Toshiba R30 reviewer who bought this laptop concluded that it was wifi compatible.

Robust

One customer who bought this laptop concluded that it was well made.

Nice Design

One Toshiba R30 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Expert website Itproportal.com said in their review of the Toshiba R30 “It is ergonomic and functional”.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba R30 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this age and type range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba R30 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. This laptop is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop compared to most of the laptops of a similar type and age to the R30 which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots version of the Toshiba R30 of 3 is one of the newest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average PCI Express slots version of laptops of this age and type is 2.1, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R30 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Toshiba R30 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 400 megahertz, the Toshiba R30 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R30.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The Toshiba R30 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Toshiba R30 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R30 range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba R30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Toshiba portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R30 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba R30 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this spec and age is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba R30 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R30.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the R30. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R30 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Toshiba R30 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Toshiba R30 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the R30. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R30 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba R30 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Toshiba R30 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the battery capacitys range from 38mAh to 8,700mAh. The Toshiba R30 has a fairly big battery capacity (5,800 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R30.

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Light

The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R30 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Toshiba R30 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the R30.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few Toshiba R30 owners considered that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C Pricey yet good? The combination of a long runtime (almost 10 hours in the Wi-Fi test), matte”. Itproportal.com wrote “It is a little on the pricey side for the specification.” in their review of this laptop but in spite of that they still gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it concluded that it was not noisy. Digitaltrends.com said “Too much digital noise Poor video in low light 2.5-inch LCD not widescreen No hot or cold shoe Funky lens cap No printed owners manual” in their Toshiba R30 review.

Inferior Technical Features

One person thought it did not have good features. Expert website Itproportal.com said “There aren't a lot of bells and whistles with this notebook.”.

Poor Product Quality

One Toshiba R30 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba R30 was not good quality. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their Toshiba R30 review “That said video quality is not worth the trade-off in our real-world trials”.

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the R30 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the R30, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Toshiba R30 of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba R30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R30.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba R30 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14"), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

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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 that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the R30. The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook E734.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R30, the Toshiba R30 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R30 have operating shocks of between 0.66G and 130G. With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba R30 has one of the smaller operating shocks amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R30.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba R30 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the R30 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The Toshiba R30 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the R30 the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R30

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the R30.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba R30 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 7 hours, the Toshiba R30 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
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
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Intel TSX-NI
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
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)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

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The Toshiba Portegé R30 is ultimately recommendable over competing Ultrabooks only in certain situations. Its potential for high performance is a major selling point; unlike Ultrabooks, the R30...

24 August 2014

Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C Pricey yet good? The combination of a long runtime (almost 10 hours in the Wi-Fi test), matte and bright (Full HD) IPS screen , and low weight seems compelling. The very...

10 June 2014

If you're not too bothered by how your portable looks, or actually prefer a sober and business-like appearance, the Portégé R30-A-14K has a lot going for it. It is a little on the pricey side...

29 May 2014

Promising much, the R30 is let down in key areas as it's got a poor screen and keyboard ergonomics...

Lisa Gade reviews the Toshiba Portege R30 ultraportable laptop. The R30 is a 13.3? machine with more ports, expandability and drives than you'd find on an Ultrabook, yet it still weighs just 3.25... Read more…

28 April 2014

The Toshiba Portege R30-A1302 ultraportable has a high-powered processor and speedy solid-state drive (SSD). It's not the most forward-looking system in the world, but its throwback features, such...

Toshiba?s PC division tends to focus on the consumer market, employing the company?s decades of experience with audio and video technologies to produce attractive multimedia and entertainment... Read more…

11 March 2014

Toshiba tends to take its time when it comes to new fads like Ultrabooks, or even updating its laptops with the latest Haswell processors. True to form, its Portégé R30 is a distinctly... Read more…

We?re back to Square One with the HDD camcorders we?ve tested. We love the capacity and the benefits of HDD recording. That said video quality is not worth the trade-off in our real-world trials....

Tons of storage (almost 7 hours of DVD-level video) Excellent battery life (over 2 hours) Easy-to-follow onscreen menus Records acceptable at best video outdoors Good supplied software bundle
Too much digital noise Poor video in low light 2.5-inch LCD not widescreen No hot or cold shoe Funky lens cap No printed owners manual
28 August 2014

Ambitieux. Ecran mat Full HD, SSD rapide, port de dock, légèreté, longue autonomie : Toshiba aurait-il trouvé la recette de l'ordinateur bureautique idéal ?

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