Toshiba Satellite R830-143 reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

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

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8.6 out of 10 based on 199 reviews.
Toshiba Satellite R830-143 with Intel Core i5 i5-2410M 2.3 GHz Dual Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 620GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 8.91 hours of battery See full product description
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Miles, London Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
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 second place. So given the similarities to the r700, I think that clearly shows how good value this computer really is.

There is not as much software preloaded as other reviews suggest and it is easily removed. But yes the initial boot is slow because of the software but from there on it is fast.

This is a fantastic computer for a student or someone who wants to use it for work purposes.

Do not get dragged into the marketing of Apple, you will be forced into paying a premium.
Bad points:
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 can put up with a larger computer you can get even more value for money such as the the Dell XPS or HP Envy. I personally need the portability.

The keyboard is not great but I got used to it very quickly.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2011

Sofiqul, Business user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
very light
Bad points:
no performance is good too slow
Overall rating 2.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 2.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2012

Lynn, Edinburgh Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
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 great performance and portability for the price I paid.
Bad points:
I haven't found any yet!
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2012

Ann, Wimbledon, London General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Slim, easy to use, fairly fast processor.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2012

John, General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Lightweight, long battery life, quick
Bad points:
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
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2012

Derek, Bracknell General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very Light and good battery life
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2012

Rachel, Wolverhampton Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Size, especially the light weight.
Bad points:
no warning about battery life
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2012

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 620
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor number i5-2410M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.3
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 8.91
Weight (kg) 1.48
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number 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 2011-05-04

Also known as: Satellite R830-143, Toshiba R830-143

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Manufacturer's Description

Satellite R830-143
Part Number : PT32LE-00U00CEN
Key Features
- Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit (pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)
- Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor
- DVD SuperMulti drive (Double Layer)
- 6144 MB (4096 +2048) DDR3 RAM (1333MHZ)
- 33.8cm (13.3") TruBrite® HD (1366 × 768) High Brightness display with LED backlight and 16 : 9 aspect ratio

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