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Toshiba Satellite A30

Toshiba Satellite A30
alaScore 83

20 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Toshiba Satellite A30. 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. Reviewers really like the screen. The usability is also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite A30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Jun, 2018

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Great Player but the technology is now obsolete


This product is very easy to use and the picture quality is great. However Toshiba just announced that Hd Dvd is out. Blue-Ray seems to have won! 3 Stars only becuase it is already outdated!!!

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Until you've watched an HD DVD, you haven't seen the movie!


This HD DVD Player is very simple to use. The only drawback is the need to update the firmware (this isn't the only brand that requires this step before using it). However, this takes minutes and is easy to do for anyone with a little computer and/or...

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The Satellite Pro series is an entry-level range of business notebooks offering a low-cost introduction to the world of Toshiba mobile technology. Carefully designed to cater for all types of organization, user and application, the Satellite Pro series is the perfect notebook range for cost-conscious SMEs seeking Toshiba quality and service. So no matter how big your business - or how limited your budget - the Satellite Pro series has the capability to meet the needs of mobile users throughout your organization. Using the Intel blazing processors the Satellite Pro A30 provides desktop performance in a stylish and lightweight form factor. The simple elegant design is enhanced by the metallic blue casing, ideal for conveying a modern and dynamic impression.


Audio system:DTS / DTS Studio Sound / SoundBlaster Pro
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:14.8
Battery life (max):10 / 13 / 2 / 7.5 / 9.5
Battery performance:14.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Diskette drive:1.44
Diskette drive maximum transfer rate:500
Diskette drive media supported:3.5
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Diskette drive rotational speed:300
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 15
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:11 / 15
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
LCD brightness levels 1-8:28
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Pixel Pitch:0.0110 x 0.0110 / 0.0117 x 0.0117
Touch screen: No

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1.920 x 1.440
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Hard Drive

Diskette drive maximum transfer rate:500
Diskette drive media supported:3.5
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Diskette drive rotational speed:300
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:86 / 87
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


Internal memory:0.5 / 4 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:128
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.2 LE
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393.7
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118.1
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 30
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 30
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:12 / 24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:4
CD/DVD drive multiword DMA burst data transfer rate:16.6
CD/DVD drive ultra DMA burst data transfer rate:33.3
DVD read speed:8
DVD rewrite speed:2
DVD write speed:4
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:4 / 8
DVD-R write speed:2 / 8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:4 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:1 / 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
Optical Drive Type:CD-RW/DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 1x (DVD-RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 2x (DVD)/24x

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:DTS / DTS Studio Sound / SoundBlaster Pro
Bytes per sector:512
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.1 x 11 x 1.5
Drive device, buffer size:0.002 / 2 / 2048
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 3 / 4
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.024 x 768 / 1024 x 768
L2 cache:12
Memory bus:64
Modem Speed:56
Track to track seek time (read/write):3
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y


Accelerometer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II / Type III
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 4.74 / 6.3
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120 / 90


Bus type:QPI
Cache external:512
Cache internal:12
Chipset:Intel 852GM / Intel 852GME
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.8GHz/3.06GHz
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel 852GM / Intel 852GME
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-6100U / i5-6200U
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor core voltage (Battery mode):1.2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 3.06 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor lithography:14
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-6100U / i5-6200U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Type:Pentium 4/Pentium 4-M

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
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: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
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):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88193
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:DTS / DTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / TOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nDTS Studio Sound
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Home Edition
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:40 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III / Ultra-ATA/66
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:4200 / 7200
Host interface:EIDE/ATA / SATA / SATA III / Ultra-ATA/66
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 30 / 40 / 500 / 60

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:30GB/40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook


External video modes max. refresh rate:120
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100 / 60
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.280 x 1.024
External video modes refresh rate (max):120
Graphics adapter bus clock speed:166
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:18.3 / 22
Depth:11 / 9.02
Height (front):0.709 / 0.882 / 1.5
Height (rear):0.882 / 0.902 / 1.77
Weight:3.31 / 5.29 / 7.41 / 7.72
Width:12.4 / 13.1