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Toshiba R830 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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The ultra mobile of choice. The Portg R830 is our most advanced ultra thin and light laptop and is packed with technologies to help you run, support and secure your business. The strong brushed... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

Laptops of a similar type and age to the R830 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R830 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Toshiba R830 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the R830 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba R830 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Toshiba R830 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.5 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a comparable age to the R830 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Light

The Toshiba R830 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this age and spec (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R830 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops of this spec and age.

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15 Reasons Against

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 that are a similar age to it.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Toshiba R830 is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Toshiba R830 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toshiba R830 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R830.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba R830 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R830 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of portable PCs of this age and spec is 15". The Toshiba R830 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba R830 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of portable PCs of this type and age range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as 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.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba R830 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the R830.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba R830 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba R830 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the R830 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Toshiba R830 has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the R830 is 2.9MP.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba R830 supports a 3 bluetooth version which is better than the 4 bluetooth version supported by most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The worst bluetooth version of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R830 is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R830

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Toshiba released the R830.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba R830 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.92 hours, the Toshiba R830 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R830 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R830.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
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
Number of Processors Supported
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 Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)
External Video Modes Non-Interlaced Resolution With Max. Refresh Rate
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum 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
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 Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Topology
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Internal Video Mode, Resolution
Wireless Technology
Display
Type

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Expert Reviews

(50)
1 June 2012

The Toshiba Portege R830-1DZ will make many people happy and businessmen in particular...

30 January 2012

The Toshiba Portege R830 is small and portable, with a good quality keyboard and a nice, matte screen. Toshiba could have done more with the design, but there are models to keep those who do, and...

24 January 2012

The Portégé R830 is priced at Rs.85,589 (MRP) and Rs. 80,990 (MOP). It?s got the specs, but the price is quite exorbitant. The only noticeable cons in the performance were lack of a backlit...

20 January 2012

Toshiba's Portégé R series has been popular among those wanting thin and light notebooks for a while, although as we noted when we looked at a predecessor, the Portégé R700 you need to pay out... Read more…

6 January 2012

Graphics aside, the raw performance of the Toshiba Portégé R830-1DZ is head and shoulders above the opposition in this group test. The blend of high-quality components and variety of...

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 9 June 2014 by Sallyann stuart

Just Brilliant. Very quite and very quick. No problems at all. The webcam is awesome no lagging. The weight is 1.5kg very light for a laptop. Battery last for hours well done Toshiba you have out... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2012 by Iolanda C.

Slow, hot and the fan is constantly working. So it is also loud. Desktop freeze, so no access to icons directly. This is the worse laptop I ever bought in my life before. Shame on Toshiba! I will... Read more…

Reviewed 13 December 2014 by L. J. Purcell

I bought this laptop two years ago. I'm a writer and I touch type, so I was alarmed that after only six months the keyboard's most used letters (E, A, I) were beginning to fade. After a year the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 February 2012 by Kerry

I'm loving the lightness of this machine, it's the same size as my last one but about 1/2lb lighter. It functions well and fast, my only comment would be that the keyboard is nowhere near as nice... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Matt
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant laptop, excellent perfprmance, great value. i'm a graphic designer and i use this for work, it handles photoshop, illustrator etc with ease...

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