Toshiba Satellite W30 Series

Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101Processor: AMD A-Series A4-1200, Intel Core i3 4020Y
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8180, Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1kg, 2.14kg, 2.164kg
Price: 669, 700 euro
Average Score: 64.89% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 55%, features: 60%, display: 69%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 86%

 

Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101Notebook: Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101
Processor: Intel Core i3 4020Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.14kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

73% Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101 Convertible Review Update | Notebookcheck
Successful merge? The Satellite W30t intends to combine the advantages of a tablet with those of a notebook. Therefore, the device is equipped with an efficient Haswell processor and a conventional hard drive. Is it possible to merge tablet and notebook?
Toshiba Satellite W30t hands-on: laptop-tablet hybrid pushes the budget angle
Source: Pocket Lint English
Still, and even if it's not all best-in-class stuff, in this world of choice it's the balance of price to power versus design that might see the Toshiba push forward. There's no official price yet, but our IFA rep speculated that it will be around £550 on release. That's the clincher really - it's a few hundred quid less than its main competitors.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2013
Toshiba Satellite W30t hands-on review: A chunky Windows 8.1 laptop and tablet hybrid
Source: PC Advisor English
Toshiba's Satellite W30t is a Windows 8.1 shot at a laptop and tablet hybrid. Here's our Toshiba Satellite W30t hands-on review from IFA 2013. Hybrids are all the rage now with manufacturers tying to tempt us with not only a typical laptop, but a tablet in one device. The best of both worlds is generally the idea and this effort is one with a tablet which has a removable keyboard docking station.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2013

 

Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100Notebook: Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-1200
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8180
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.164kg
Price: 669 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

71% Review Toshiba Satellite W30Dt-A-100 Convertible | Notebookcheck
Best of Both Worlds? Toshiba is promising a "High-performance Tablet" and a "Fully-equipped Notebook" - all in one device. Is that possible with a standard HDD and AMDs weakest APU?
65% Kurzatmiges Mobilgerät
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 28% features: 86% display: 68% mobility: 32%
Convertible mit Tastaturdock
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: acceptable price Negative: scarce performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2014

 

Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101

With the increasing popularity and demand for tablet/laptop hybrids, Toshiba has released their Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101 in order to contend for the top spot. The hybrid comes equipped with 4th generation Intel core i3-4020Y processor, making it one of the top tablets in terms of raw processing power alone. To top it off, it also comes with a 500 GB hard disk which can be replaced with a 256 GB SSD as well as 4GB DDR3 RAM. And if that was still not enough, the tablet hybrid has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4200 further enhancing the graphics of this machine. One thing is for certain, unlike many hybrids, this tablet is certainly capable of heavy load.

The size however is leaning towards the bulkier side. The tablet measures 331.2 by 214.95 by 14 mm and weighs more than a kilogram making it twice larger than most conventional tablets. On the bright side, because of its larger size and heavier feel, it feels much stronger than other tablets. Even though the tablet comes with an integrated graphics card, unfortunately Toshiba did not capitalize on this. The 13.3”screen comes with only 1366 by 768 resolution making it very average. Although the IPS panel is capable of producing good quality color and pictures, it still lacks in some aspects.

In conclusion, the Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101 is definitely capable of being a workhouse with more than average specifications with at the cost of being bulky and heavy. If you can overlook this, this device will be able to serve you well.

Specifications

Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101Notebook: Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101
Processor: Intel Core i3 4020Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 62.5% - poor
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba W30T-A-101 review: a smartly designed and affordable 13.3-inch convertible laptop/tablet
Source: PC Advisor English
The W30T does have its strong points, including an attractive screen and good battery life. However, its size and weight in both tablet and laptop modes is a clear weakness, and the W30T will struggle to compete against the many slimmer, lighter laptops and tablets that are now available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
60% Toshiba Satellite W30t
Source: It Pro English
The Satellite W30t isn’t Toshiba's first detachable Windows 8 device. It enters the market where devices such as the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 and the Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 are already available. It's hard to recommend the W30t. If money is tight, buy another tablet and a good-quality keyboard – if not, spend a little more on a higher-quality machine like the Lenovo.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Toshiba Satellite W30T-A-101 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Companies have tried to solve the hybrid issue in many different ways, but few have nailed it – and Toshiba isn’t the first firm to fall short when it comes to crafting a device that’s just as effective in both tablet and laptop modes. The weight, width and thickness of the screen means that the Satellite is uncomfortable to use as a tablet for any length of time, and the system is top-heavy in laptop mode – and the Toshiba’s poor keyboard makes us loathe to use it as a system for serious work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% emissions: 70%
60% Two batteries, two parts and too clever for its own good
Source: Techradar English
Hybrids occupy a strange space in the market between tablets and laptops, and the Toshiba suffers by having one foot in both camps – it's a competent machine, but its heavyset design and mediocrity in key departments makes it difficult to recommend, with dedicated laptops and tablets doing each job with more aplomb. If you need a hybrid, though, the Lenovo Yoga 11S is a better choice despite its slightly slower processor: it's slimmer and lighter, looks better, and has a slick folding mechanism – and that's not to mention the bright, high-contrast screen or the excellent keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Satellite W30t : un hybride Toshiba trop épais et pas assez endurant
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Toshiba W30T Web : un hybride entre deux mondes
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Idealne połączenie tabletu i laptopa o dwóch smakach?
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Quality of materials and workmanship; able to operate in tablet mode; very good display; long battery life. Negative: Screen; few expansion ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2014

 

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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 4200: Processor graphics card in some of the ULV Haswell CPUs with 20 EUs (GT2).

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

AMD Radeon HD 8180: Integrated graphics card of the AMD A4-1200 APU ("Temash"). Based on the GCN architecture, offers 128 shader units and is clocked at 225 MHz.

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


Intel Core i3:

4020Y: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz (no Turbo Boost). Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4200 and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

AMD A-Series:

A4-1200: Dual-core APU for ultraportables and tablets, codenamed Temash. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates a Radeon HD 8180 graphics card.


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 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.164 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.


64.89%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Split 13-m200er x2
Core i3 4020Y, 1.1 kg
» HP Split 13-m100er x2
Core i3 4010Y, 2.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13t-h200 x2
Core i5 4202Y, 2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-h211nr x2
Core i5 4202Y, 2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite W30t-A-101
Core i3 4020Y, 1 kg
» HP Split 13-M170EF x2
Core i3 4010Y, 2.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-h205eg x2
Core i5 4202Y, 1.99 kg
» Toshiba Satellite W30t
Core i3 4020Y, 2.14 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A X0432
Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Miix 2 11
Core i3 4012Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» HP Pro X2 410 G1
Core i5 4202Y, 11.6", 1.596 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A2111
Core i7 4610Y, 11.6", 1.435 kg
» Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
Core i5 4302Y, 7.0", 0.544 kg
» Sony VAIO SVT1122X9R
Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 0.83 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121A4E
Core i3 4020Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Dell Venue 11 Pro
Core i3 4020Y, 10.8", 1.5 kg
» Dell XPS 11
Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 1.13 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735G, 7.0", 0.36 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.18 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-103
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Radius P50W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1M6
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Radeon R7 M260, Core i3 4005U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-BST2N23
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-24 (Update: 2014-01-24)