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Toshiba Satellite 2430-301

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and reliability are on the whole positive. The sound and screen are also appreciated. The portability and keyboard get critical comments, and there are some mixed comments about the design.

build quality, screen, sound, reliability, performance

battery, keyboard, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite 2430-301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Toshiba Satellite 2430-A620


The Satellite 2430 continues the Toshiba tradition of packing in as much hardware as possible into the box. It's hefty, but loaded with features.

Good 3D performance; useful bundled utilities; solid build quality; integrated wireless LAN option; good speakers; rich set of inputs and controls

One year warranty; optical drive not a combo; 14-inch LCD model has same weight and dimensions as 15-inch model; typically unusual Toshiba keyboard layout

Those looking for a desktop replacement with everything, and at a reasonable price, should include the Toshiba Satellite 2430 in the shopping list.


Product Specifications

Balanced for work or home, the Satellite 2430 series is perfect for those who want portable multimedia features without the price! Its Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.40GHz, 512MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM, and 533MHz processor system bus (PSB) make this system scream! Meanwhile, the NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go GPU with 32MB DDR memory, large 15" XGA display, and harman/kardon stereo speakers will delight your multimedia senses. Toshiba Satellite 2430-S255 is perfect for presentations or DVD movies! 40GB hard drive, DVD/CD-RW, and One Touch TV-out button supplement the multimedia features.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:United States
Model:2430 Small Business Series/2430-S255/2430-S256
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo

OS Provided

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


Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go