The Toshiba Satellite M30 Notebook Review

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Adrian Wong, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Minsc

    Minsc Newbie

    Sorry, he's going to trade with my M30.

    He just doesn't know it yet. :D

  2. alien_on_line

    alien_on_line Newbie


    Sorry guys i am not going to trade :wicked: :naughty:
    Anyways it does not have neither trubrite/CSV display nor DVD RW.

    Anyways i am going to buy another module of 512Mb Ram. Before i buy i just wanna know if its 200Pin or 184 Pin. Anybody know more about the ram and its specifications.

  3. Minsc

    Minsc Newbie

    I believe it's 200-pin, PC 2700 DDR.

    When I did mine I had to buy 512MB to get an upgrade of 256 MB. :wall:
  4. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Oh definitely a 200-pins PC2700 DDR SO-DIMM module. The 184-pins modules are for desktop computers.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2004
  5. VelenoXyZ

    VelenoXyZ Newbie

    My Results

    For 1st sorry about my english but i'm italian.
    These are my 3dmark03 results:

    Resolution : 1024x768x32
    Texture Filtering : Optimal
    Max. anisotropy : 4
    Vertex Shaders : Optimal
    Force PS 1.1 in GT2 & GT3 : No

    Core: 232
    Memory: 479
    AGP Sideband: Enabled

    System info:
    Toshiba M30-742
    Centrino 1,7
    Go5200 64Mb with driver ver. 52.16 of FX 5200

    3DMark Score 898 3DMarks
    GT1 - Wings of Fury 53,6 FPS
    GT2 - Battle of Proxycon 5,0 FPS
    GT3 - Troll's Lair 3,8 FPS
    GT4 - Mother Nature 3,7 FPS
    CPU Score 419 CPUMarks
    CPU Test 1 48,4 FPS
    CPU Test 2 7,2 FPS
    Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 715,4 MTexels/s
    Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 674,8 MTexels/s
    Vertex Shader 3,8 FPS
    Pixel Shader 2.0 7,1 FPS
    Ragtroll 4,3 FPS

    Two times some scratches appeared for a second but furtunately system isn't crashed.

  6. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    Scratches? mind posting a screenshot of it? :mrgreen:
  7. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    That's about the same as what I got with the Go5200 overclocked to 243MHz core and 513MHz memory. :thumb:
  8. PoINgE

    PoINgE Newbie

    i bought it!!


    i bought an m30 a mlaysian.n i travelled to sing to get it.its an cost me $3399..soo expensive... it has the csv screen.512 ram(free 256) .64nividia.1.6m.........but its using an antheros wireless lan.instead of intels.wireless.......but i think im on an intel 855 chipset.....overall.IM LOVING IT.minus.the hot area beside the touchpad........minus the weight..but it looks cool......
    i tried playing starwars knights otr.....on it....didnt work out too well.i followed de boss's suggestion to overclock the card.but to no avail.dont know why.anyway guys.this forum has helped me a lot into having me buying this machine.thanks guys.thanks Adrian.....cont ur gr8 work!!!
  9. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL! Glad you liked it. :thumb:

    If you find the heat uncomfortable, try getting a notebook cooler. That can really reduce the temperature a lot. :thumb:
  10. remanence

    remanence Newbie

    good new!

    toshiba announce new model M30 available for christmas 2004 with a 2,0GHz dothan and radeon 9700 128Mo inside!! :thumb:
  11. zy

    zy Staff Member

    wow.. M30 with 9700 + 2ghz dothan .. :thumb: ..
    but .. $$$ ... i cant afford it :(
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Woah! Finally they are going to junk the crappy Go5200 for something solid. :thumb:
  13. jbro

    jbro Newbie

    trade in

    if only we could trade in or upgrade...
  14. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL! Yeah.. Then I would have done it right away! :thumb:
  15. PoINgE

    PoINgE Newbie


    The m30 model is getting such a huge response from the market so they keep coming up with different m30's........ this shows the beauty of our babies and its overall prformance........ im loving it.............. all m30 has diff specs in diff countries........funny
  16. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    ROTFL! Too bad they had to go with such an ugly design in the M30X. :doh:

    Not that I can afford it! :haha:
  17. jbro

    jbro Newbie

    memory module replacement

    Has anyone/everyone else recieved info in the mail about getting a memory module replacement. Toshiba apparantly found some flaws with the memory that shipped last year in a number of their laptop models. I'm hoping to get my new memory memory upgrade anyone?.......going to see if I can just keep the old 'defective' memory plus the new memory. they want you to mail back the old an incentive if you mail back the old they'll give you a free 32 meg flash drive...
  18. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hmm. Not sure if it applies to us. :(
  19. jbro

    jbro Newbie

  20. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hmm.. Looks like if you return the modules to Toshiba directly, they will give you a 32MB flash drive for free. :think:

    I'll give my M30 a try and see if it's affected. :pray:

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