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Toshiba Satellite L630

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Toshiba Satellite L630. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the sound and battery. There are some mixed views about the keyboard.

size, performance, portability, usability, design

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite L630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite L630

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite L630 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The usability and size also get good reviews, but there are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency.

sound, size, usability, price, design

energy

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite L630-130 inch Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4GB, 320GB, DVDSMDL, HDMI, Windows 7 Home PremiumToshiba Satellite L630-130 inch Laptop, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4GB, 320GB, DVDSMDL, HDMI, Windows 7 Home Premium

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Emily (blog.laptopz.com )

Toshiba Satellite L630 Laptop Review

 

Toshiba Satellite L630 gives you impressive portability, full-featured performance and great looks to enjoy travelling, playing and entertainment. Along with the compact body, Toshiba  L630 comes with new core i3 processor and ATI HD5145 discrete...

Toshiba Satellite L630 laptop loves to travel. Along with offering a compact display, it weighs less than 2.2kg. So it’s easy to tote. Toshiba L630 laptop offers a suite of common sense features most others simply don't. That includes a TouchPad with...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough and Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite L630-13M review

 

A strong all-round laptop with a great build and plenty of useful features

Portability ; Decent performance ; Connectivity

Core i3 backed laptops more powerful ; Shallow key-travel

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L630-14C review

 

A well-designed thin-and-light laptop with great performance, for a very reasonable price

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite L630-13M review

 

Toshiba's 13.3in screen Satellite L630-13M is a highly portable laptop that retains the same 1366x768 resolution as 15.6in-screen models. You do miss out on a numeric keypad and a little wrist space, however.

A truly portable laptop, the Toshiba Satellite L630-13M isn’t as attractive as the same-price HP but offers a DVD drive built-in, a lighter combined weight, better Windows performance and integrated graphics.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite L630/00E

 

Includes both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Home Premium ; Reasonably rugged ; Decent battery life, but you'd expect that for the specs

Keyboard is awful to type on ; Status lights aren't visible due to positioning ; SSD would increase ruggedness

Toshiba's L630/00E is very much an entry-level laptop, with the spin of being kid-friendly. While the wipe-clean keyboard is horrible to use for adults, it may save some sanity if you decide to go down the path of buying a computer for your kids.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: JackiT (cnet.com.au)

"Great laptop for university"

 

I bought this laptop on a whim (purely because of the keyboard before looking at specs). I find the keyboard easy to type on; much easier than my dell studio which I had before this. So far this laptop has worked better than I expected. The battery...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: CandL (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite L630/00E

 

Suits me just fine. I like the softness of the keyboard cover and have no trouble typing on it. Nice compact size for travel etc and does everything I want it to do.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Kezra (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite L630/00E

 

Love it Love it Love it , It does everything I want is a great size dont understand the negative comments about the keyboard cover I think it is great to type with Thanks Toshiba

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite L630-12U Refurbished

 

Size and weight. And it looks nice.

Awful speakers: quiet and tinny. I think that is a weakness with Toshiba laptops. Battery life actually isn't too bad: 3h35 on eco mode with light use before it shut down, though no where near that advertised (4h50). However, the battery meter can't be...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Pauline (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite L630-12U

 

Very easy to use and very fast

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / BES / HD / Toshiba Bass Enhanced
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):3.4 / 4.15 / 4.25 / 4.5 / 4.83
Battery performance:10.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Certification:RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:16
HD type:Not supported
LCD brightness levels 1-8:20
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00846 x 0.00846
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5145 / AMD Radeon HD 5145 / Intel HD Graphics / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.696 / 4
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0689
Keyboard number of keys:87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory expansion module sizes:1.024
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Drive devices applicable disk format:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Toshiba Bass Enhanced
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13 x 8.7 x 1.1
Display:LED / TFT
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-450M / P6000 / P6100
Processor boost frequency:2.66
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-450M / P6000 / P6100
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 50175 / 50178
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLBWB
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Toshiba Disc Creator\nNero 9 Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDIO
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:85
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):85

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:8.82
CD/DVD weight:6.17
Depth:8.7
Height:1.1
Height (front):1.1
Height (rear):1.45 / 1.46
Weight:4.39 / 4.63 / 4.7 / 4.81
Width:13