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Toshiba Portégé R30-A

Toshiba Portégé R30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
LIGHTWEIGHT MOBILITY. NO-COMPROMISE PERFORMANCETired of trade-offs with lightweight laptops At just 1.5 kg, the Toshiba Portg R30 tips the scale like an ultra-portable, but packs a punch like a... More
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19 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Portégé R30-A is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. At 3, the Portégé R30-A has a very new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé R30-A.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A is 1,100MHz. The Portégé R30-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

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

Most laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Portégé R30-A which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Portégé R30-A is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Portégé R30-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Portégé R30-A has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé R30-A the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a quite high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé R30-A is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Portégé R30-A is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé R30-A have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of 66 watt-hours, the Portégé R30-A has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Portégé R30-A is one of the lighter laptops that are a similar age to the Portégé R30-A (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

The average width of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Portégé R30-A is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé R30-A.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Portégé R30-A has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé R30-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portégé R30-A.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops of a similar age and type to the Portégé R30-A is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé R30-A.

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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 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD+R double layer read speed of only 4 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has one of the slowest DVD+R double layer read speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest DVD+R double layer read speed of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 4x, the fastest is 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.6x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

At only 4 CD-speeds, the Portégé R30-A has a very slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé R30-A. The DVD-R double layer read speeds of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé R30-A range from 4x to 8x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the DVD-R double layer write speed of the Toshiba Portégé R30-A of only 4 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé R30-A the DVD-R double layer write speeds range from 4x to 6x.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé R30-A, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A's DVD+R double layer write speed of only 4 CD-speeds is one of the slowest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé R30-A have DVD+R double layer write speeds of between 4x and 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer write speed is 5.9x.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé R30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Slow CD-RW Write Speed

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé R30-A have CD-RW write speeds of between 4x and 24x. The Toshiba Portégé R30-A has one of the slower CD-RW write speeds (only 4 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé R30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Portégé R30-A has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé R30-A.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.5 hours, the Toshiba Portégé R30-A has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Portégé R30-A.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board 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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers r30a1310
Barcodes 00022265824467, 00222658244678
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