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Toshiba Satellite M30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Toshiba Satellite M30. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The screen and portability also get good opinions, but there are some negative reviews about the durability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite M30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Satellite M30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite M30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the portability.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite M30 review: Toshiba Satellite M30

 

Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163 The inexpensive Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163, a mainstream or value laptop through and through, is designed for students and home users on a budget who need only the basics. Its large but rather lightweight case affords it...

Low price; good variety of ports and connections; wide screen; can play CDs without booting OS; lightweight for its size; external volume and Wi-Fi controls.

Very poor battery life; subpar performance; small mouse buttons and touch pad; loud fan.

Despite a big display and a nice array of ports and connections, the Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163's poor battery life and subpar performance render it suitable only for very basic home use.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : notebookguy2000 (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Satellite M30 Review

 

Good build quality, Excellent overall performance, Express Media Player, Very Bright and crisp display, Good speakers (for a laptop)

Battery life could be a bit longer, Some keyboard flex, Latch could be stronger, Somewhat noisy optical drive (as stated in the Acer WLMi review), Somewhat expensive at it's normal price

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : notebookguy2000 (NotebookReview.com)

Toshiba Satellite M30 Review (pics, specs)

 

When buying a new notebook the first thing I looked for was a Centrino for the extra battery life. Portability was also important as I would be carrying it around. I considered some models with Integrated Graphics, but after reading some reviews a...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite M30 review

 

Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163 The inexpensive Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163, a mainstream or value laptop through and through, is designed for students and home users on a budget who need only the basics. Its large but rather lightweight case affords it...

Low price; good variety of ports and connections; wide screen; can play CDs without booting OS; lightweight for its size; external volume and Wi-Fi controls.

Very poor battery life; subpar performance; small mouse buttons and touch pad; loud fan.

Despite a big display and a nice array of ports and connections, the Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163's poor battery life and subpar performance render it suitable only for very basic home use.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (zdnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite M30 series

 

If you're looking for style, the Satellite M30 series is worth a gander; otherwise, hold out for better thin-and-light notebooks.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

First Take: Toshiba Satellite M30

 

The Satellite M30 series is the most pro-business Satellite yet.

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

The Satellite M30 Series offers savvy users the power, battery life, and connectivity of Intel Centrino Mobile Technology. The 15.4" Wide XGA display allows spreadsheets to be viewed side-by-side on a single screen - great for Excel users. Frequent flyers love how the improved form factor fits airline tray tables! NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 graphics, rich harman/kardon stereo sound, and Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 make the M30 Series the perfect tool for presentations and note-taking.

Audio

Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery performance:4400
Run Time (Up To):3.67hour(s)/3.7hour(s)/3.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in
Height:1.4in/1in
Weight:6.2lbs/6.4lbs
Width:14.1in/14.2in

Disk Drive

Diskette drive:1.44
Diskette drive dimensions (W x D x H):4.06 x 5.51 x 0.654
Diskette drive media supported:3.5
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2

Display

Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display response rise/fall:20 / 50
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
Pixel Pitch:0.0102 x 0.0102 / 0.0110 x 0.0110

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:75

Graphics

Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064

Hard Drive

Diskette drive dimensions (W x D x H):4.06 x 5.51 x 0.654
Diskette drive media supported:3.5
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:M30/M30 Small Business Series/M30-00K/M30-S309/M30-S350
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Satellite/Toshiba Satellite Pro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Scroll button / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:86
Numeric keypad: No

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz

Memory

Internal memory expansion module sizes:128
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2

Modem

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

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/802.11b/g

Optical Drive

CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
CD/DVD drive multiword DMA burst data transfer rate:16.6
CD/DVD drive ultra DMA burst data transfer rate:33.3
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 1x (DVD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-RW
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 1x (DVD)/24x

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Bytes per sector:512
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 10.6 x 0.984
Drive device, buffer size:0.002 / 2048 / 4096 / 8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk number of heads:3 / 4
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 800
L2 cache:1 / 2
Memory bus:64

Power

AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:75

Processor

Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.5GHz/1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor front side bus:400
Type:Pentium M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:EIDE/ATA
Total Storage Capacity:40 / 60 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Recommended Use:Small business

Video

Graphics accelerator:128
Graphics adapter bus clock speed:200
Graphics adapter memory bus:128
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:13.1
CD/DVD weight:8.47
Drive device weight:7.41
Weight:6.13 / 7.41 / 7.76