Toshiba Satellite L730 Series

Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RDProcessor: Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 600, 800 euro
Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 60%, display: - %
mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %


Toshiba Satellite L730-10G


Toshiba Satellite L730-10GNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L730-10G
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L730 (Series)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)


80% Toshiba Satellite L730 review
Source: Techradar English
While the Toshiba may lack graphical power and lots of storage, it's still a good entertainment machine for regular travellers. The sharp and colourful screen is a good way of enjoying movies, while the reduced weight and decent battery life make it an excellent travel companion.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Toshiba Satellite L730 review
Source: CNet English
Toshiba's L730 is a small and light 13-inch laptop with a young and funky look that's likely to win it a lot of fans among students, especially as it's relatively affordable. The L730 is a fresh and funky looking laptop that offers up a good range of features and decent performance for the price. However, it's a shame it doesn't have more RAM and that the keyboard feels a little bit spongy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%


Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD


Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RDNotebook: Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Satellite L730 (Series)
 Satellite L735-S3220RD (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)


60% Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD Review: A Good Deal on a Budget Laptop?
Source: English
Even though this notebook can be easily carried around during your daily travels, the build quality may jeopardize the lifespan of the notebook in the long run. We found that the display lid quality is the biggest factor here; it's flimsy and bends easily. Another deterrent could be its battery life, we clocked only about 3 and a half hours of mobile run time, whereas some other machines with similar hardware are able to pull four to five hours of battery life. In the end, you simply can't demand perfection at this price range, and we believe the performance, port selection, and keyboard are some of the most important factors when choosing a notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
60% Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD
Source: PC World English
The more you carry the L735-S3220RD, or any L730 series laptop around, the more you'll appreciate Toshiba's smaller, lighter design. It doesn't wear on you as the day progresses, and for most users the smaller screen won't be an issue. If it weren’t for the short battery life and slightly subpar input ergonomics, this laptop would have earned a higher overall rating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD 13.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those looking at a media capable 13-inch laptop, the Toshiba Satellite L735-S3220RD offers a surprising value at under $800 equipped with a Blu-ray drive. Performance is also very good thanks to the second generation Core i5 processor. It also offers extra storage space thanks to the larger 640GB hard drive. While all these features are great, there are a few issues with the system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Toshiba Satellite L735: màu sắc rực rỡ, cấu hình ổn
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2011



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.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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

Intel Core i3:

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

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.

2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.1 kg:

66%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)