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Toshiba Satellite L730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Toshiba Satellite L730. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. Some have doubts about the durability, and there are some mixed comments about the battery.

portability, price, design

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite L730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite L730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Satellite L730 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite L730-10U - P B940 / 2 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - HD Graphics 3000 - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 Toshiba Satellite L730-10U - P B940 / 2 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - HD Graphics 3000 - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite L730 review

 

Toshiba's Satellite L730 is a compact 13.3in laptop that ticks all the boxes for everyday use – a 720p screen, internal optical drive and a lightweight chassis. However, considering its price, it's surprisingly outdated with its first-generation Core...

The Satellite L730 was a great laptop last year, but it looks outdated compared to the latest models

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite L730

 

Toshiba's Satellite L730 isn't an exceptional Sandy Bridge laptop, but it's a perfectly acceptable all-rounder.

Decent performance at an acceptable price ; It's not black

Hard drive shock sensor is very sensitive ; Plastic build leads to clicky keys and optical drive ; Battery life is only average

Toshiba refers to the L730 as a "compact all-rounder", and we reckon that's a fair assessment, given that "all-rounder" is usually applied to anything that's not really a standout in any real way. This isn't a hero product, or even anything that does a...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (zdnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite L730

 

Toshiba's Satellite L730 isn't an exceptional Sandy Bridge laptop, but it's a perfectly acceptable all-rounder.

Decent performance at an acceptable price ; It's not black

Hard drive shock sensor is very sensitive ; Plastic build leads to clicky keys and optical drive ; Battery life is only average

Toshiba refers to the L730 as a "compact all-rounder", and we reckon that's a fair assessment, given that "all-rounder" is usually applied to anything that's not really a standout in any real way. This isn't a hero product, or even anything that does a...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

webcam resolution

 
Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: hitesh (pcrush.com)

webcam resolution

 

webcam result is not so good.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

BATTERY PROBLEM

 
Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: NINA (pcrush.com)

BATTERY PROBLEM

 

hi i got my satellite 2 weeks ago and i shipped it from the US. its an amazing laptop but i hve a problem that the battery is not giving more than 3 hours. i tried to charge and discharge the battery for few times but no result. how i can improve i...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Nigel Bathurst (ebuyer.com)

don't buy

 

Whilst this looks a great bargain with the assurance of a 'brand name' my experience is that it is a poor bit of kit. The motherboard failed after 8 months and the Toshiba service process is a nightmare. Several other failures reported on the net

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Maximum Resolution: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
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking topology:Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

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
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
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
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit
Display:TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
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:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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:I3-380M
Processor cache:0.512, 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I3-380M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction: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: 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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): 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):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:50178
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:17.3 x 13
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.7
Height (front):1.1
Height (rear):1.45
Weight:4.63
Width:13