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Toshiba Satellite M30

Toshiba Satellite M30
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19 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M30. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Laptop Accessories for all reviews. People really like the design, whereas some have doubts about the price.



On average, users rate this product 68/100 and experts rate this product 62/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite M30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Accessories on

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This summary is based on the product: Toshiba SATELLITE M30-S309 PM-1.4 XPP ( PSM30U-0QKJ18 )

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Stephanie Bruzzese (

Toshiba Satellite M30 review: Toshiba Satellite M30


Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163 The inexpensive Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163, a mainstream or value laptop through and through, is designed for students and home users on a budget who need only the basics. Its large but rather lightweight case affords it...

Low price; good variety of ports and connections; wide screen; can play CDs without booting OS; lightweight for its size; external volume and Wi-Fi controls.

Very poor battery life; subpar performance; small mouse buttons and touch pad; loud fan.

Despite a big display and a nice array of ports and connections, the Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163's poor battery life and subpar performance render it suitable only for very basic home use.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: notebookguy2000 (

Toshiba Satellite M30 Review


Good build quality, Excellent overall performance, Express Media Player, Very Bright and crisp display, Good speakers (for a laptop)

Battery life could be a bit longer, Some keyboard flex, Latch could be stronger, Somewhat noisy optical drive (as stated in the Acer WLMi review), Somewhat expensive at it's normal price

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

Toshiba Satellite M30 series


If you're looking for style, the Satellite M30 series is worth a gander; otherwise, hold out for better thin-and-light notebooks.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by: (

First Take: Toshiba Satellite M30


The Satellite M30 series is the most pro-business Satellite yet.

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

The Satellite M30 Series offers savvy users the power, battery life, and connectivity of Intel Centrino Mobile Technology. The 15.4" Wide XGA display allows spreadsheets to be viewed side-by-side on a single screen - great for Excel users. Frequent flyers love how the improved form factor fits airline tray tables! NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 graphics, rich harman/kardon stereo sound, and Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 make the M30 Series the perfect tool for presentations and note-taking.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.67hour(s)/3.7hour(s)/3.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Model:M30/M30 Small Business Series/M30-00K/M30-S309/M30-S350
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Scroll button / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 1x (DVD)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 1x (DVD)/24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.5GHz/1.6GHz
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Recommended Use:Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200