Toshiba Portégé R830-138 review

This has to be a world-beating laptop for that price, right?

By  from What Laptop Issue 158
Product Type
Notebook
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
500 GB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Model
HD 3000
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Shared
Maximum Battery Run Time
8.91 Hour
Finger Print Reader
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Backlight Technology
LED
eSATA/USB Combo
Yes
DisplayPort
Yes
Cellular Data Connectivity Technology
UMTS, HSPA, GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSDPA
Product Family
Portege R830
Operating System Architecture
64-bit
Cellular Network Supported
GSM
Processor Model
i5-2520M
Colour
Magnesium Black
Operating System
Windows 7 Professional
Brand Name
Toshiba
Processor Speed
2.50 GHz
Processor Type
Core i5
Screen Size
33.8 cm (13.3")
Number of Cells
6-cell
Screen Resolution
1366 x 768
Standard Memory
4 GB
Weight (Approximate)
1.48 kg
Cache
3 MB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
ENERGY STAR
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
QM67 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 1.65 GB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen Technology
TruBrite
WWAN Supported
Yes
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 3.0
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
3
Memory Standard
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Height
26.6 mm
Width
316 mm
Depth
227 mm
Screen Mode
WXGA
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Product Series
R830
Manufacturer
Toshiba
Product Model
R830-138
Product Name
Portege R830-138 Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Product Line
Portege
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
PT321E-01F00YEN
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.toshiba.co.uk
Marketing Information

Designed to offer the very latest in lightweight, mobile computing, these portable laptops are stylish, but pack all the power and features of products twice their size. The Portégé series demonstrates a perfect balance between function, style, weight and ultra-portability. All come equipped with Toshiba EasyGuard technologies, so they're tough and secure too.

Maximum Memory
8 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Portege R830-138 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty
3 Year
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