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Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12NNotebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N (Portege Z30 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg

Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N

Foreign Reviews

Recenze: Toshiba Portégé Z30 - lehoučký s možností dokování
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Full equipment including dock; light; long battery life. Negative: Poor image quality of the display; noisy fan.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2014
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
The configuration is based on a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor, 4GB RAM (one free slot, expandable up to 16GB), it is offering the integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics and a 128GB Toshiba SSD (mSATA version, so the upgrade will be easy). This is sufficient for good performance in all segments except the graphical subsystem that is good enough for watching movies, but not for demanding applications and games that use graphics. This is a good business laptop; the only objection relates to the screen - for this price, it would have to be much better. At the price higher than 1000 Euros, we expect an IPS screen and a higher resolution, while everything else, from the build quality and used materials up to the autonomy and performance, is beyond reproach.
Positive: Extremely high-quality magnesium alloy case; very light; good autonomy; excellent configuration. Negative: Relatively low resolution of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2014

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.0": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire V3-371-77NK
Core i7 4510U, 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360
Core i3 4030U, 1.8 kg
» HP Spectre 13 Pro
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire E5-571-3205
Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DQ
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
Core i3 4030U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 0.95 kg
» Acer Travelmate P645-MG-54208G1.02ttkk
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Tecra C50-B1503
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30T-A-111
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DJ
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15-7537-3290
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 940X3G-K07DE
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4034H
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-177
Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Dell Latitude 12 E5250
Core i5 4310U, 12.5", 1.67 kg
» Lenovo Edge 15-80H10004US
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.418 kg
» Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.46 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 2 kg
» HP G1 EliteBook Folio 1040 (H5F66EA)
Core i7 4600U, 14.0", 1.5 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5094H
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
» HP Envy 15-u000na x360
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S510р-59-394781
Core i3 4010U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17C
Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-13 (Update: 2014-02-13)