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

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 2GB Oct 2012
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,511 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its laptops. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Satellite R930 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite R930. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite R930 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite R930 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite R930.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite R930 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. At 9 hours, the Satellite R930 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite R930.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 440 (9.25h).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite R930, the Satellite R930 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Satellite R930 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the Satellite R930 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite R930 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite R930 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite R930 amongst notebook PCs of this age. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite R930 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for a comparable time to the Satellite R930 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Satellite R930 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite R930.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 0.779 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite R930 has one of the smallest maximum graphics adapter memory capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Satellite R930 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite R930, the internal memory of the Satellite R930 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the EliteBook 840 (4GB), or the ProBook 430 (4GB) both from HP.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite R930 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite R930.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Satellite R930 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of portable PCs of this age and spec is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Satellite R930 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite R930. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite R930 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 779 megabytes, the Satellite R930 has a very small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 380MB and the biggest is 5.9GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Satellite R930 has one of the smallest battery capacities (only 10.8 milliamperes * hour) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite R930 range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Satellite R930 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite R930. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Satellite R930 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small CD/DVD Drive Buffer Size

At only 1 megabyte, the Satellite R930 has a quite small CD/DVD drive buffer size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest CD/DVD drive buffer size of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite R930 is 1MB, the biggest is 2MB, and the average CD/DVD drive buffer size is 1.6MB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite R930

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Toshiba laptop was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Satellite R930 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 15 (2.5GHz).

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Satellite R930 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
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
LED Backlight
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-R Write Speed
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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 Ports
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 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
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r93016, r93016w
Barcodes 04051528025323, 09421128025323

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