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Toshiba Satellite R830-10C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of Toshiba Satellite R830-10C. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and performance are also appreciated. The sound and keyboard get negative opinions. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

portability, performance, battery, usability, price

keyboard, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite R830-10C 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 R830-10C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite R830-10C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and usability. The battery and performance are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the sound.

portability, performance, battery, usability, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite R830-182 13.3inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2435M 2.4GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Home Premium)Toshiba Satellite R830-182 13.3inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2435M 2.4GHz, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite R830-11C Notebook

 

Business Subnotebook. Toshiba has released the Satellite R830, a 13.3-inch subnotebook that could be of particular interest to business customers. The small, light laptop stands out with its stylish appearance, good battery life and built-in solid...

Matt display, Low weight, Magnesium case, Good battery life, SSD drive, USB 3.0, The slick magnesium case and the SSD. The case doesn’t just look good, it is also very robust and resistant to fingerprints. The SSD makes for a fast-running system

Battery recharges slowly, High price, Some noise from the SSD, A cooling system that would turn the fan off completely in idle. Then the notebook would be almost silent when idle, with there being no conventional hard drive

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830

 

This light and stylish, magnesium-clad ultra-portable laptop will make a great, affordable travelling companion for productivity-oriented individuals.

Very light (less than 1.5kg), Understated and stylish, Generous connectivity and specs, Excellent value

Mediocre screen, Keyboard feedback too shallow

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Camm-Jones (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite R830-143 review

 

If you're looking for something to travel around with that you'll use largely for working as well as playing the odd movie then the Toshiba Satellite R80-143 could be right up your street.

Toshiba’s Satellite R830-143 is the smallest of the laptops on test and if you’re after a highly portable model with excellent battery life, it’s hard to beat. Its diminutive size means that some compromises have been made, and while the screen is...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Miles (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830-143

 

Compare the stats of this computer to the portege r700 and that says it all. It is the same size, weight, looks the same, has very similar performance stats, and most importantly is 300 cheaper. If you look at the Gadget show it places the r700 in...

I already have a iMac which I use for my multimedia needs so I do not use this computer for watching movies. If you intend to use it for those purposes, I would suggest you splash out on a Macbook Pro. Remember you are paying for portability. If you...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Samantha (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830-182

 

Light, powerful for it's size. Has a disc drive (not that I ever use it). Handles HD editing (such as footage from my Headcam and Micro 3/4 Camera with ease). Long power cable. Comfortable typing. For an inexpensive portable machine this is fab! I got...

The power lead plug in to the laptop often comes loose especially if you have it on your lap (and then you are not charging) so the fit could be a bit snugger. For an inexpensive portable machine this is fab! I got this at a good deal as end of range...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Shona (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830-182

 

Very light and compact, yet handles all my day-to-day tasks well.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Rachel (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830-143

 

Size, especially the light weight.

no warning about battery life

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Lynn (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830-143

 

really lightweight and includes a DVD drive - unusual in the new ultrabooks. I really like the combination SATA/USB drive - makes the model all the more adaptable. This model was discounted at PCWorld (presumably ahead of a new version) and offers...

I haven't found any yet!

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830-143

 

Lightweight, long battery life, quick

Too many Toshiba utility programs, most of which I haven't even used. Wireless connection a bit flakey, not as sensitive as other systems and not as user friendly

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Sofiqul (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Satellite R830-143

 

very light

no performance is good too slow

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / Toshiba Bass Enhanced / Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System / Toshiba Bass Enhanced System
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):8.9 / 8.92 / 9
Battery performance:10.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Metal
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:9
HD type:Not supported
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00846 x 0.00846
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0630
Keyboard number of keys:87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

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
CD/DVD drive buffer size:1
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 / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
Drive devices applicable disk format:CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
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 / Toshiba Bass Enhanced / Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System / Toshiba Bass Enhanced System
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.4 x 8.94 x 0.72
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wireless communication version:3
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

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
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
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:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
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
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / i5-2435M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.00
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / i5-2435M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 60636
Processor code:SR06Y
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Amazon\nChicony Camera Assistant Software\nConfigFree\nConnectivity Doctor\nNero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup Essentials\nNero Multimedia Suite 10 Essential\nSkype\nSupervisor Password Utility\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Bluetooth Monitor\nToshiba Bluetooth Stack\nToshiba Disc Creator\nToshiba Face Recognition\nToshiba Photo Service\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nToshiba User's Manual\nToshiba Value Added Package\nToshiba Video Player\nToshiba utilities and drivers\nWildTangent Games Console\nWindows Live Essentials\neBay / TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 8000i, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa 7550ci / Toshiba Disc Creator / Toshiba Disque Creator
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320 / 640

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:8.82
Depth:8.94
Height (front):0.72
Height (rear):1.05
Weight:3.26
Width:12.4