Toshiba Satellite R830-143
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite R830-143
Source: APC Mag Archive.org version
Weighing just 1.46kg and with slim dimensions (18.3 x 316 x 227mm), the R830 also has an HDMI port and could be considered an alternative to a MacBook Air or Samsung Series 9. But it still comes with business features such as its sharing recovery disks with other models in the Portege range. In short, one of the best business notebooks yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
Toshiba’s Satellite R830-143 is the smallest of the laptops on test and if you’re after a highly portable model with excellent battery life, it’s hard to beat. Its diminutive size means that some compromises have been made, and while the screen is good, colours are slightly dull when viewing photographs and videos.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Considering its affordable price, the magnesium-clad Toshiba Satellite R830-143 will make a great travelling companion for productivity-oriented individuals looking for a stylish and light 13.3in laptop that doesn't compromise on power or features. Only its mediocre screen and shallow keyboard preclude it from a wholehearted recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
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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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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.
83.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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