Toshiba is renewed. After introducing the Satellite P750 and P770 models, the Japanese company also has the Toshiba Satellite L750, L770 and L730 dedicated to a wide variety of uses, ranging from multimedia to the small office. The Toshiba laptops have declined in various sizes and provide for Intel platforms (Satellite L570, L770 and L730) and AMD (Satellite L750D, L770D), respectively with 15.6-inch diagonal, 17.3 inches and 13.3 inches (as suggested by the initials).
Satellite L730 is the smallest of the family and rightly falls into the realm of ultraportable, featuring compact size (329 mm x 221 mm x 27.9/36.9 mm) and weighs just over 2 kg. The budget is still respectable, relying on Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge or 5 and a quantity of RAM DDR3 1066 or 1333 MHz, expandable up to 8 GB, uncommon for ultraportables.
The graphics subsystem may be given to integrated solutions such as Intel GMA 3000 HD or the newer, high-performance Intel GMA IGP HD, but is also a dedicated card with good multimedia features such as NVIDIA GeForce 315M equipped with 1 GB of RAM. Therefore easy to imagine that Satellite L730 will have no problem to handle video streams also type Full HD, offering a satisfactory even in ultra-mobile multimedia entertainment.
The older brothers Satellite L750 and L770 will instead rely on the same Intel processors as well as also on a wide range of AMD CPUs, including the new AMD platform with AMD Fusion Zacate E350 and GPU Radeon HD 6310 or the more powerful dual-core Athlon II Turion II, as well as triple and quad core Phenom II. Again we will have, for both models, the ability to make use of DDR3 memory at 1066 or 1333 MHz frequency, in a quantity expandable to 8 GB.
The graphics will be managed by the same fix for Satellite L730 but also in addition to the dedicated video card NVIDIA GeForce 525M GT with up to 2 GB memory and AMD Radeon HD instead of 6330M with 1 GB of RAM. For all models, however, regardless of the diagonal, the display will use a 16:9 aspect ratio panels in glossy type (Toshiba TruBrite HD) with LED backlight technology and Toshiba’s Resolution +, which if necessary can make an upscaling of the resolution in order to offer the best possible results with video streams not originally in full HD.
Through the HDMI port will also be possible to play 3D video display by connecting to that support this feature. The equipment is then completed by 5400 rpm HDD with cuts of up to 750 GB, USB 3.0 in addition to the two previous standard-based and wireless connections (WLAN 802.11b/g/n Bluetooth 3.0 + HS) and wired-type Model L730 10/100 and Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 for the other two. Then missed all three models, a DVD-Super Multi Double Layer, with also support Blu-ray for the Satellite L750 and L770.