Toshiba Satellite R830-11C
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite R830-11C
Business Subnotebook. Toshiba has released the Satellite R830, a 13.3-inch subnotebook that could be of particular interest to business customers. The small, light laptop stands out with its stylish appearance, good battery life and built-in solid state drive.
Source: It Pro Archive.org version
The Toshiba Satellite Z830 is the most promising Ultrabook design we've seen so far, if only because it doesn't slavishly ape the MacBook Air. Much depends on pricing and battery life though which we won't be able to judge until final production models arrive in the UK later this year.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2011
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
Indeed, Toshiba seems deliberately tried not to go down the Apple 'design above all' route. Yes, the Z830 is not as pretty as the Air or Acer's Aspier S3, but it has three full-size USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI - the latter arguably more useful than the Air's DisplayPort connector.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2011
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
All told, though, we're deeply impressed by the Toshiba Portege Z830. It really is remarkably thin and light, and attractive too. But it's the fact that Toshiba has achieved this without compromising on almost any front. It may not quite be class leading in any one area - particularly the screen - but for usability, connectivity, performance and battery life combined there are few competitors that can hold a candle to it. All that remains to be seen now is whether Toshiba can get the pricing right here in the UK.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2011
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 76% display: 74% mobility: 91% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 79%
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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).
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There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
84%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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