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Toshiba Satellite W30t 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.5GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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- Windows 8.1 64-bit (pre-installed)- 4th generation Intel Core i3-4020Y Processor- 33.8cm (13.3 ), Toshiba IPS HD TFT High Brightness touch display with 16: 9 aspect ratio, LED backlighting and... More
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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Toshiba 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by Toshiba.

Good Battery Life

One person concluded that the Toshiba Satellite W30t had a good battery life. Expert review site Techworld.com said “The W30T does have its strong points, including an attractive screen and good battery life”.

Reasonably Priced

One person said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Expert website Techworld.com wrote “It's a smartly designed and affordable convertible that can function as either a laptop or tablet”.

Good Size

One Toshiba Satellite W30t reviewer who bought it considered that it was thin. Techworld.com mentioned “The W30T will struggle to compete against the many slimmer, lighter laptops a”. One Toshiba Satellite W30t reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was tight. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Satellite W30t three years ago “If money is tight, buy another tablet”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite W30t is 2.5GB. The Toshiba Satellite W30t has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite W30t.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite W30t has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite W30t also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 11-g030ea, the Envy Stream x360, or the 13-r100dx all from HP.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Satellite W30t has a touchscreen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a touchscreen.

Alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the U920t, or the Satellite Radius 11 L10W-B both from Toshiba or the HP Envy Stream x360.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 3 megabytes, the Satellite W30t has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite W30t. The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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21 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and notebookcheck.net the average expert rating of this portable PC is 66%.

Difficult to Use

One Toshiba Satellite W30t reviewer who purchased this laptop reckoned that it was not easy to use. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The Toshiba is awkward to use in its tablet”.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 850 megahertz, the Satellite W30t has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite W30t. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite W30t the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite W30t does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite W30t also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the 11-g030ea, or the Pavilion x360 both from HP or the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 3.7h and the longest is 19h. The Satellite W30t has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 5.75 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite W30t.

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth looking at include the Flex 2 (6h), the Yoga (6h), or the Yoga 2 (6h) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Satellite W30t has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Toshiba portable PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most laptops of this spec and age have an SSD storage media. 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.

An HDD storage media is actually the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite W30t.

The best storage medium across similar types of laptop is SSD.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Twist, or the Flex both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Radius P55W.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Toshiba U920t (SSD), the DELL XPS 11 (SSD), or the HP Pro x2 612 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite W30t has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite W30t the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.7GHz.

Alternative 1.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga 11s, the HP Spectre 13 x2 Pro, or the Toshiba Z10t.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Flex (1.58GHz), the Flex 10 (1.58GHz), or the Flex 10 (1.58GHz) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The Satellite W30t is quite heavy (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite W30t. The lightest 2 in 1 laptop that has been on the market for more than two years is 580g heavy and the heaviest is 20kg.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (tablet, Watt Hours)

At only 23.5 watt-hours, the Satellite W30t has a fairly small battery capacity (tablet, Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite W30t. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite W30t the battery capacity (tablet, Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 42Wh.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite W30t is 51Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 23.5 watt-hours, the Satellite W30t has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite W30t.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

The Satellite W30t is a two number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cells (tablet)s

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite W30t have two number of battery cells (tablet)s, including the Toshiba Satellite W30t which has two number of battery cells (tablet)s.

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Very Short Battery Life (tablet Mode)

At only 3.25 hours, the Satellite W30t has a fairly short battery life (tablet mode) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The battery life (tablet mode)s of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite W30t range from 3.1h to 6h.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.9 megapixels, the Satellite W30t has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite W30t. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 8MP.

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Quite Thick Height (tablet Mode)

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite W30t the height (tablet mode)s range from 8.9mm to 220mm. At 13.9 millimeters, the Satellite W30t has a fairly thick height (tablet mode) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite W30t.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Heavy Weight (tablet Mode)

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite W30t the weight (tablet mode)s range from 0.85g to 1.3kg. The Satellite W30t has one of the heavier weight (tablet mode)s (1 kilogram) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Deep Depth (tablet Mode)

The shallowest depth (tablet mode) of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite W30t is 9.9mm, the deepest is 220mm, and the average depth (tablet mode) is 160mm. The Satellite W30t has one of the deeper depth (tablet mode)s (215 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Wide Width (tablet Mode)

The narrowest width (tablet mode) of laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite W30t is 170mm and the widest is 360mm. At 331.2 millimeters, the Toshiba Satellite W30t has a fairly wide width (tablet mode) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite W30t.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite W30t

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite W30t over three years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Satellite W30t has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite W30t has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite W30t.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Twist S230u, or the Twist both from Lenovo or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (512GB), the DELL 12 (512GB), or the HP x360 13-4040nd (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite W30t has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite W30t.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the U920t, and the Z10t both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X201 is also worth considering.

If this 2 in 1 laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Pavilion x360 (6GB), the Pavilion x360 (6GB), or the ENVY x360 (6GB) all from HP which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Satellite W30t has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite W30t.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 13.3" portable PCs and we think the Yoga 13, and the Yoga 13 both from Lenovo or the HP Split x2 13-m111sa which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the FLEX 2 14 (14" and higher rated), or the Flex 2 (14" and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire R3-431T (14" and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Docking Station
Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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 (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Number of Battery Cells (tablet)
Battery Life (tablet Mode)
Battery Capacity (tablet, Watt Hours)
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight (tablet Mode)
Height (tablet Mode)
Depth
Depth (tablet Mode)
Width
Width (tablet Mode)
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w30ta101, toshiba w30, toshiba w30t, toshiba w30t101, toshiba w30ta101
Barcodes 04051528092370

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