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Old 06-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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should i buy toshiba z830 or r830?

hi, pardon for any repeat postings

any comments on which laptop is better? generally i will be using it for school, internet browsing... not much gaming not much video-watching..
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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R830. It is cheaper, only heavier by 300gms, but have much more versatility if you need the laptop for other requirements.

Z830, extreme light weight, state of art. But you are paying a lot more for the state of the art design.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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thanks guru..

may i know what are the other requirements that you speak of? if so, what is the winning factor of z830 other than the weight? are people generally purchasing r830?
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thanks guru..

may i know what are the other requirements that you speak of? if so, what is the winning factor of z830 other than the weight? are people generally purchasing r830?
Z830 is lightest ultrabook which features FULL suite of connectivity ports. Even macbook air, S3, zenbook, is not able to house that many connectivity with such thin and light chasis. Thus it is the state of art design at 1.12kg.

For R830, it have built in optical drive, full connectivity too @ 1.4kg. But the price is much cheaper. It is one of the lightest model with built in ODD.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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on top of what PC_Dreams explained...
R830 is a FULL PERFORMANCE laptop with standard voltage processor whereas Z830 is using low voltage processor.
so in terms of performance, R830 is better.

unless you really need a slim and very lightweight laptop if not i would usually recommend the R830.

pm me if you want to know more.

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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thanks for the replies guys

i am sort of an IT idiot... would just like to have a handy laptop for sch, enough to last me for all kinds of possible work. documents, powerpoint etc

of course will prefer something light, good battery life etc

i guess i will go for the r830 then!
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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hi guys..

i read from another thread about the coming toshiba deals..
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may i know what are all those difference in r830-20xxU? possible to explain in easy terms? based on my above requirements as stated, which would you guys suggest i go for?

TIA!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #8
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hi guys..

i read from another thread about the coming toshiba deals..
here

may i know what are all those difference in r830-20xxU? possible to explain in easy terms? based on my above requirements as stated, which would you guys suggest i go for?

TIA!
the 20xx is refering to different type of processor.

u should go for a r830 instead.

Pm me if u need more detail =)
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #9
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Wait for ivy bridge processor.. Sandy bridge will e obsolete by end year
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Old 16-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #10
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Looking at your usage R830 should be your choice. I feel Z830 is much more on the pricey side and I had some issues with the model with regards to network connectivity and all. both are light weight, Z830 little more lighter but much more costly....
So R830 should be the correct choice
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Old 23-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
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Looking at the previous IT Show prices for both the Z and R series, both cost around $1999 for the entry level models. Makes the Z tempting if you don't mind the lower cpu performance.

Btw, still no news about the ivy bridge models? I'm hoping they'll be out in time for my new school semester in august..
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Old 24-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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anybody has any news/promotions of toshiba r830 in the coming pc show?

is it this? http://vr-zone.com/itshow-pricelist-...a_Laptops1.jpg

dont think so. think is IT fair rather

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