Toshiba R830-13C reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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7.6 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
Toshiba R830-13C with Intel Core i5 i5-2520M 2.5 GHz Dual Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 640GB Storage on Windows 7 Starter. DVD writer, 7.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Alan, London Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great size and performance!
Bad points:
Over heating, have had some instances where the laptop was piping hot and CPU fan speeds and heat were in the red area.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2011

Rajni, Wembley Business user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Size and weight
Bad points:
Unnecessary features - rarely used. Terrible value for money. Much better options available in market from others at much lower price. Mine was a bad decision which I regret.
Overall rating 2.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 4.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jun 2011

Greg, France Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Lovely ultraportable with Win7 (64bit)
Bad points:
None for the harware. It is excellent. Still struggling with Win7 a bit (can't access the win7 file shares from XP).
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser System Administrator

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lightweight, good specs, good features.
Bad points:
poor linux support, no keyboard back light, microphone hole is located near sd-card reader where is being covered by hands if one is typing, LCD display is LED backllight but no local dimming.
The laptop sometimes freezes without any particular cause making the CPU fan spin on max RPM.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Speed, weight,battery life, finger print reader works much better than previous models, 4gb of ram is in one stick so you can add more without having to replace.. but because of that, you have to add the scream memory to get max memory speed.
Bad points:
Remove the Toshiba and third party bloatware and add the extra memory otherwise you will not get the best speed
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Aug 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light weight without compromise of things like dvd slot.

Clarity of screen.

Speed.

Quiet fan (most of the time).

Excellent battery life.

Comes with Windows 7 Professional.
Bad points:
Seems to be a lot of extraneous Toshiba software.

Not quite so fast as I thought it would be, but I think that's down to lacklustre home broadband connexion.

Battery takes a long time to charge - this isn't really a bad point, just something you need to know. Obviously it takes a long time to charge because there really is 6-8+ hours of battery life (depending on how you are using it, if you have 'eco' screen setting on - option available by right-clicking on battery symbol).

Microsoft Office 10 Starter is a bit irritating as it doesn't allow you to 'insert' comments, or references - something many users need. Upgrading to Windows 10 Professional Academic was necessary and this did not go smoothly - others have complained about this. But this is a complaint about Microsoft not about Toshiba.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 May 2011

Aidan, Newcastle Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
light weight, good specs, good battery life, good screen, excellent connectivity
Bad points:
tinny sounding internal speakers
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Oct 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Starter
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 640
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor number i5-2520M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.5
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 7.5
Weight (kg) 1.48
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number Intel ® HD Graphics 3000
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 31.6
Depth in cm 22.7
Release date 2011-05-11

Also known as: Portégé R830-13C

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Manufacturer's Description

The Toshiba Satellite R830-143 13.3" Laptop has the Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor at its heart and runs the 64-bit Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system pre-installed. Equipped with 6GB of RAM, a 640GB hard drive, this powerful machine is ideal for demanding users.

Simple in design with a black shell, the Toshiba Satellite R830-143 is built around a 13.3-inch LCD widescreen display with LED backlighting. With the integrated DVD drive and built-in speakers with Toshiba’s Bass Enhanced Sound System , it’s perfect for sitting back with a good movie!

Other highlights of the Toshiba Satellite R830-143 include Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, integrated Wireless N WiFi, and a battery life of an astonishing 9 hours. And of course you’ll also find all the usual features such as one USB 2.0 port and one fast USB 3.0 port, a built-in webcam, headphone and microphone ports, and much more.

For truly enjoyable home computing, pick up a stylish Toshiba Satellite R830-143 13.3" Laptop!


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