Toshiba Satellite L15-B1330 11.6″ Mini Laptop


Toshiba Satellite L15-B1330 2

The Toshiba Satellite L15-B1330 is a small and affordable laptop with an 11.6-inch display. This 250-dollar ultraportable machine provides basic computing performance and features.

First of all, the included Intel Celeron N2840 is an entry-level dual-core processor, suitable only for the usual day-to-day computing tasks like web browsing, media playback, light productivity and other applications, and some casual gaming. You can find out more about the N2840 in the review here. The chip is accompanied by only 2GB of system memory, while comfortable multitasking in usual scenarios requires at least 4GB. Therefore, you’ll have to limit the number of your opened web browser tabs and simultaneously running applications. On the positive side, the Toshiba Satellite L15-B1330 features a solid state drive instead of slower hard disk storage, which is a real positive refreshment in the small & cheap laptop category to which this model belongs to. True, 128GB of SSD capacity is a lot smaller than usual 500GB provided by standard HDDs, but performance gains and system responsiveness improvement of SSDs are massive. Also, similarly priced ultraportables oftentimes come with only 32GB of storage, so the L15 has a significant advantage in this department.

Other parts of the notebook are quite modest, but that’s expected considering the low price. The 11.6-incher has a standard display resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels, no touchscreen support, and a non-backlit keyboard. There are stereo speakers, webcamera with 720p resolution, only two USB ports, HDMI and VGA video outputs, a media card reader, and a combo audio jack. For networking, the laptop uses 802.11n wireless and Ethernet LAN wired connections. Bluetooth connectivity is supported, too.

Outwardly, Toshiba’s L15-B1330 is characterized by “satin gold” plastic finish and a slim 0.8″ profile.

The notebook has a light weight of 2.9 pounds.

With its 29 WHr battery, the laptop is claimed to provide up to 5.75 hours of run time on a single charge.

Overall, the Toshiba L15-B1330 offers a great bang for the buck and is one of the cheapest Windows-based notebooks on the market. But, if you’re willing to spend a couple of bucks more, you can check out the Asus X200MA-SCL0505F, which offers larger RAM memory and touchscreen. Or you can get the convertible L15 version.

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Brand

Toshiba

Screen Size

11.6-Inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

Intel Celeron N2840 “Bay Trail” Dual-Core 2.16-2.58GHz 1MB Cache (~1,100 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD Integrated Graphics

RAM

2GB

Storage

128GB SSD

Optical Drive

None

Input

Multi-Touch Trackpad with Physical Buttons, Non-Backlit Keyboard without Numeric Pad

Speakers and Audio

Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

1 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA

Media Card Reader

Yes

Other Features

Intel Wireless Display (Wi-Di)

Battery

2-Cell, “5.75 hours” battery life

Weight

2.9 pounds

Height

0.8″

Width

11.4″

Depth

7.8″

Windows Version

Windows 8.1 (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Check Windows.com for more info.)

Warranty

1-Year

Reviews, ratings, and Q&A on “Toshiba Satellite L15-B1330 11.6″ Mini Laptop”

  1. Jake Kindred – July 24, 2017:

    Does this laptop have any RAM slots or is the RAM soldered into the motherboard? If it does have RAM slots what RAM does it use?


    • Danijel Z – July 24, 2017:

      I don’t own this notebook, but I’ve found multiple pages online about the L15-B1330 claiming that RAM isn’t upgradeable. That’s quite believable because the Celeron N-series laptop processors and their motherboards oftentimes come with soldered RAM.


  2. Horizon – April 8, 2017:

    As a student, this laptop have been a great help for me. It boots very fast, nice graphics, very easy to carry and the antivirus is really amazing. It can easily detect and isolate the virus itself. The only thing which I dont like with this laptop is its storage capacity. 128 GB isn’t sufficient for me coz I tend to do many paperworks at school. I bought an external hard drive to save my movies, music and other important documents of mine.


  3. Helga Markus – August 19, 2015:

    I just bought this computer a few weeks ago and then upgraded to Windows 10 when it became available. Started having a lot of problems with it so decided to recover Windows 8.1 but it doesn’t let me do so. It is requesting to insert disc to recover Windows 8.1 but this laptop doesn’t feature any disc drive. I really would just like to know how to go back to Windows 8.1 and am unable to find any help/information on any of the Toshiba sites, can’t get the image back to do anything. Please help. It was bought at Best Buy.


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