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Toshiba Satellite L830-138

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Toshiba Satellite L830-138. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the touchpad and portability. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the durability and battery, and some have doubts about the price and keyboard.

performance, design, portability, touchpad

screen, usability, keyboard, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite L830-138 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite L830-138

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite L830-138 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. There are some less positive opinions about the design.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba L830-10X Intel Core i3-2367M 4 GB Ram 640 GB HDD 13.3" Display DVD-RW HD Webcam HMDI Bluetooth® 4.0 USB 3.0 Windows 7 HP White LaptopToshiba L830-10X Intel Core i3-2367M 4 GB Ram 640 GB HDD 13.3" Display DVD-RW HD Webcam HMDI Bluetooth® 4.0 USB 3.0 Windows 7 HP White Laptop

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite L830-15L Subnotebook

 

Small, white and glossy. Toshiba's product line features an inter

Useful application performance; Moderate emissions; Optical drive; Good input devices; Compact PSU; Lightweight casing

Unfavorable interface positioning; Disappointing battery runtime; Low-grade HD screen; Weak 3D performance; Glossy surfaces; Moderate speakers

Not overly expensive 13-inch devices, such as Asus' VivoBook U38DT, Asus' VivoBook S300CA, Acer's Aspire S3, Fujitsu's LifeBook UH572 or Lenovo's IdeaPad U310.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite L830-10F Notebook

 

Snow White. It's white and it's a beauty: with the Satellite L830-10F, Toshiba offers a 13.3" subnotebook that includes an optical drive, and aims to win our hearts not just with its design, but also its multimedia capabilities. Our test will determine...

modern & appealing design, decent build quality, low thermal emissions, great touchpad, quiet hard disk, good battery life, A pretty design with attention to detail and good workmanship, with only minor flaws - that's how it's meant to be

strongly reflective screen, poor speakers, rattling keyboard with soft tactile feedback, A display that encourages mobility, not hinders it

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Gerry (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L830-15W PSKF3E-008004EN

 

A nice compact unit

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: chris (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L830-15W PSKF3E-008004EN

 

Smart looking design and fast enough for what i want. Good to have also a DVD writter .

Little heavy for a 13.3 inch laptop but ok .

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Audio system full duplex: / Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48 / 6000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):3 / 4.3 / 4.5 / 6.30 / 6.5
Battery performance:10.8 / 4400 / 6000
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.8
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical): / 500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13 / 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 / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7550M / No
Discrete graphics memory type: / GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 1696 / 2.801 / 3.825 / 4.849
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.0625
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0591
Keyboard language:Dutch / English / French / German / Italian
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:86 / 87
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:1.024
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

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 relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 4
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10 / 4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:1
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / 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 / 8
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 / 8
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 interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:24-bit / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound 3D / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13 x 8.7 x 1.06
Display: / LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Diagonal (metric):13.3
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:4.19
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2365M / I3-2367M / i3-2375M / I3-2377M / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2365M / I3-2367M / i3-2375M / I3-2377M / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: 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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54834 / 59798 / 65707 / 70272 / 72055 / 72057 / 74259
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0CW / SR0N8 / SR0U3 / SR0U4 / SR0XF / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,3072 x 1728,4320 x 2432,4320 x 3240 / All USB ports enabled/disabled, Cover access switch, Front USB ports enabled/disabled, Integrated fingerprint reader, USB port individual disable, Wake on LAN password prompt / Intel AppUp Center\nMcAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nSRS Premium Sound HD\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
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):100

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:6.35
CD/DVD weight:4.37
Depth:13 / 8.7 / 9
Height:1.06 / 1.45
Height (front):1 / 1.02 / 1.06 / 1.45 / 2
Height (rear):1 / 1.2 / 1.22
Weight:3.7 / 4 / 4.1 / 4.19
Width:13 / 13.3 / 8.7