Toshiba Portege R830

  • Toshiba Portege R830
81
Based on 23 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Extremely portable.
  • Great performance for the size.
  • Superb battery life.

Cons:

  • Hohum looks.
  • Odd proprietary SSD.

Expert reviews and ratings

By evogadget.com on

The Toshiba Portege R830-1DZ will make many people happy and businessmen in...

By itreviews.com on 80

The Toshiba Portege R830 is small and portable, with a good quality keyboard and a nice, matte screen. Toshiba could have done more with the design, but there are models to keep those who do, and don’t need optical drives, happy. ...

By PC Advisor on 80

Graphics aside, the raw performance of the Toshiba Portégé R830-1DZ is head and shoulders above the opposition in this group test. The blend of high-quality components and variety of connectivity options in this small shell combine to make the...

By TechRadar on 60

We had to pick up our jaws up from off the floor too. It's going to take a damn sight more than a sophisticated-sounding French moniker to distract you from this laptop's gargantuan price. But the Toshiba Portege R830 must be an astonishing...

By Maximum PC on 90

There was a time when Toshiba’s line of Portégé business ultraportables was the epitome of sleek utility, particularly in the days of the R500 and R600. Samsung stole some of that show when it released the Series 9 (reviewed...

By HardwareZone.com on 85

Remember the Toshiba Protege R600 that was introduced in 2008? It was one of the lightest notebooks we’ve ever laid our eyes on; and since then, it has topped our portability charts every single time. For the uninitiated, our portability score is...

By APC Magazine on 90

Until recently, choosing a notebook always involved compromise. You bought for performance or battery life, but never both. If you wanted performance (or big screen size), you got poor battery life. If you wanted long battery life, you got feeble...

By itreviews.com on 60

Small, light, neat, but lacking the kind of sparkle that would really justify its high price, the Toshiba Portégé R830 certainly has a market, but could have garnered a larger one with a little more attention to...

By Pocket-lint on 90

A very business-like 13-inch ultraportable at a business price, the Portege R830 is truly portable but makes the minimum of compromises. The design statement it makes is that you need to get some work...

By ZDNet UK on 82

Toshiba has updated the Portégé R700 with new components but retained the old chassis design. We'd prefer a more solid lid section, but the R830 is an impressively portable notebook. Battery life is good too, but the cost remains high....

By CNET UK on 60

Our version of the Toshiba Portege R830, the R830-138, offers great performance and some smashing features, such as integrated mobile broadband. There's no denying that it's very expensive for a 13-inch laptop,...

By Smarthouse on 80

Key Features13.3 inch, 1366 x 768, matt-finish screenSuperb build quality, matt brushed metal finishMagnesium chassis keeps weight below 1.5kgDual-core Core i5-2410M, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDDDVD rewriter, USB 3.0, eSATA, Bluetooth 3.0Design, Build and...

By IT PRO on 83

The Toshiba Portégé R830 isn't perfect. Not everyone will like the keyboard and it's not cheap, but it's stylish, well-built, has USB3 and lengthy battery life too. It's one of the best ultraportable laptops we've seen yet....

By NotebookCheck on 86

The most affordable version of the Portégé R830 series (R830-110) can keep up with the current more qualitative business subnotebooks in many respects. This is no surprise, since the chassis has already been used by Toshiba successfully with...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Toshiba's Portege R830 is a great choice for business users who want something that's easily mobile, yet fully-featured and fast. It's not perfect -- it could use a better screen, a backlit keyboard and a quicker charging time -- but...

By Computer Shopper on 89

The Portégé R830-S8310 is everything highly mobile business users need, at a price nearly all of them can justify in their budgets....

By AnandTech on

To say the Toshiba Portege R700 was well-received by the industry would apparently be an understatement; Toshiba brought a level of engineering acumen to bear on that machine heretofore unseen on their notebooks, and the success of the R700 and its...

By CNET Asia on 80

With three more hours of battery life over last year's model, Toshiba's new R800 series of Portege laptops are hard to beat, even in the highly competitive 13-inch laptop category....

International Review By Notebookjournal on 80

Mit knapp 1.500 Euro Marktpreis belastet das Portégé R830-1C8 das Budget des Business-Nutzers vergleichsweise stark. Im markeninternen Vergleich sollten Geschäftskunden aber dem hier getesteten Subnotebook gegenüber dem knapp 2.000...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Ultraleichte Notebooks wirken elegant und nehmen kaum Platz im Gepäck ein. Aber wie steht es um die Akkulaufzeit und die Leistung? Wir haben acht hochwertige Modelle getestet. Schmal – schnell – ausdauernd: So lauten die Idealvorstellungen für...