Written on: 07/02/2006 by andrew29993 (3 reviews written)
My laptop is not the A30-203, it is the Toshiba Satellite A30-504 or something. It has been sitting broken for a while now (but this is not down to the laptop's unreliability as I dropped it) but from what I remember it was a fairly fast, powerful machine but with bad battery life. The blue casing is still fairly attractive and all the controls feel solid and well-built. The keyboard looks cheap, though. To be honest, I don't know who this laptop is aimed at, because it is a P4 and the... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2006 by mpbenne (1 review written)
I have had my Toshiba A30 laptop for 24 months now. Ever since I have had it I have had problems with it overheating. After finding this site, I am a little happier that other people have had the same problems. I have to raise it up to increase the air flow to stop it turning itself off!!! I guess I will never be able to get this problem fixed! (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2005 by darlin12 (1 review written)
The first thing when I got my Toshiba Satellite A30-203 was upgrade to 1024 RAM and fitted an internal wireless adapter/54Mbit. The RAM speeds up everything, and makes the A30 fast. and internal adapter is better that PC- Card rubbish.
This is a good laptop, pretty nippy but not the fastest by any means.
Small hard drive is annoying.
It never crashes on me.
Overheating is avoided by sucking the dust out of the fans with a Vacuum cleaner, then it runs like new, very smoothly!
Bit... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2004 by ogboni (1 review written)
The Toshiba Satellite A30-203 "Laptop" cannot be used on your lap. If you support it on some books, leaving a big airspace under it, it often works for hours. On a lap, it will overheat and turn itself off after a few minutes, losing all your work.
Even more irritating, Goes into thinking mode, hanging itself every few seconds. Each time the fan changes speed, your typing no longer inputs, then when the fan stabilizes, the input acts at random, often trashing work. In practice, you can type... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2004 by tonylaptop (1 review written)
I bought this Toshiba Satellite A30-203 laptop 5 months ago. It has a big known issue of overheating. It starts to be hot and noise, and then it reboots itself. It happened to a lot of my friends as well. Don't buy it. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2004 by paulsm (2 reviews written)
After damaging my year old samsung v20 I bought the Toshiba Satellite A30-203 Laptop which is a nice machine although not as fast as my samsung, the shared graphics makes the machine hang around a bit, I have put another 256 ram in but will be changing this to an extra 512 as its still not up to the samsung. I will check better next time before buying (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2003 by mcorkhill (1 review written)
I love my Toshiba Satellite A30-203 laptop, i wasnt sure when i first got it home but its grown on me more and more. As a second computer i would heartly recomend it. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2003 by Evrae (8 reviews written)
As a 2nd pc the Toshiba Satellite A30-203 is great.
As soon as I got it home I noticed I needed extra memory £60 inc fitting and an external FDD which cost £40, also PC World reduced it a month later so the saving would have paid for the upgrades.
Good for portable browsing with a Bluetooth dongler (read more)
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