Toshiba Portege R30 Series

Toshiba Portege R30-A-15CProcessor: Intel Core i3 4000M, Intel Core i5 4200M, Intel Core i7 4600M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1100, 1200, 2000 euro
Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 60%, features: 80%, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K

Specifications

Toshiba Portege R30-A-14KNotebook: Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
Processor: Intel Core i3 4000M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege R30 (Series)
 Portege R30-A-14K (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Portégé R30
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The limited viewing angles provided by the screen are disappointing at this price, and the Portégé R30 won’t be the best choice for users who do a lot of presentations work. However, the Portégé R30 can still earn its keep for basic tasks such as Web browsing or running productivity software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Toshiba Portégé R30-A-14K review: a £900 laptop with relatively lightweight design, long-lasting battery and disappointing display
Source: PC Advisor English
The Toshiba Portégé R30-A-14K's lo-res TN display is disappointing in a laptop costing £900. However, the laptop's relatively lightweight design and long-lasting battery ensure that it could earn its keep when on the move. The hard drive's shock-protection feature and replaceable battery could also appeal to business users who need a long-life workhorse when they're out on the road, although we question the use of a slow hard disk in an expensive laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Toshiba Portege R30-A1302

Specifications

Toshiba Portege R30-A1302Notebook: Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege R30 (Series)
 Portege R30-A1302 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Portege R30-A1302's appeal lies in the familiarity of its design and features. It has lots of legacy tech, like ExpressCard, VGA, and a DVD burner, in a chassis design that won't confuse veteran users in your organization. But its $1,600 price tag is similar to that of ultrabooks and other ultraportables that have a higher-resolution touch screen, like the Lenovo X1 Carbon and Dell e7440 Touch. That same price can also get you an ultraportable with a better battery life, like the Editors' Choice Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C

Specifications

Toshiba Portege R30-A-13CNotebook: Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege R30 (Series)
 Portege R30-A-13C (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Portégé R30-A-13C
Source: It Pro English
There's no denying the versatility of this system thanks to its broad roster of business features, reasonable performance and impressive battery life. But several problems prevent us from giving a wholehearted recommendation. At this price, the screen is dreadful and the keyboard isn't good enough. High-quality units like the Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series and MacBook Pro are better investments.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C

Specifications

Toshiba Portege R30-A-15CNotebook: Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege R30 (Series)
 Portege R30-A-15C (Model)

 

Business-Notebook-Leichtbau
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2014

 

Comment

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4600:

Integrated processor graphics card found on a number of Haswell CPU models. Offers varying clock speeds depending on the CPU.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

4000M:

Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with no Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4600M:

Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

4200M: Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.5 kg:


67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HP Spectre 13t-3000
Core i5 4200U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Split 13-m115sg x2
Core i5 4200U, 2.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus K750JA
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP ProBook 640-F1Q08ES
Core i7 4702MQ, 14.0", 2 kg
» Samsung 940X5J-K01US
Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
» Lenovo G410-59410763
Core i3 4000M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1KV
Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo G510
Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P50-A-13C
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 1.7 kg
» HP ProBook 450 G1
Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60041
Core i3 4000M, 15.6", 2.46 kg
» MSI CR61-i5U45FHDW7
Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C75-A-13P
Core i5 4200M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 2.936 kg
» MSI CX61-20D-011UK
Core i7 4702MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus UX32LA-R3065H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 4500U
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA 90NB02W1-M01450
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
» Apple MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013
HD Graphics 5000, Core i7 4650U
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US
Mali-T628 MP6, unknown
» HP Split 13-m200er x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4020Y
» Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U
» HP Spectre 13-3010ea
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Fujitsu Lifebook U574
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
Current Prices
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
Toshiba Portege R30-A-14K
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba Portege R30 Series
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 5 (Update: 2014-05- 5)