Toshiba Portégé R830-138
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Portégé R830-138 (Portégé R830 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé R830-138
This has to be a world-beating laptop for that price, right?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Pocket Lint
At this price, you might expect the Portege R830 to have more premium features - a backlit keyboard, an ambient light sensor, discrete graphics or a better quality screen - but then you remember it has mobile broadband, wireless display, an optical drive and a full-power Core i5 and the price seems more reasonable. For the business user - or anyone who needs a lightweight workhorse - the balance of features make sense, and the battery life is welcome (and even switchable graphics would have a significant impact on that). You could quibble about some of the choices, but the R830 has distinct advantages over its flashier competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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