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Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12U

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12UNotebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12U (Portege Z30 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 79%, features: 82%, display: 68% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12U

85% Review Toshiba Portégé Z30-A-12U Notebook | Notebookcheck
Marathon runner in business attire. A slim and extremely light magnesium case makes the Toshiba Portégé Z30 one of the most mobile notebooks of its range. The lavishly equipped 13-inch laptop further scores with long battery runtimes and great performance - but is this enough to justify the expensive price of almost 1,500 Euros (~$2038)?
86% Marathon-Ultrabook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 78% performance: 85% features: 92% display: 60% ergonomy: 94%

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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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85.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-1E1
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-33LX
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DQ
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 1.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30T-A-111
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
Samsung 940X3G-K07DE
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5094H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.45 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-77NK
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.6 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.5 kg
Toshiba KIRA-102
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.18 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.65 kg
Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4004H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
Lenovo M30-70
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 1.53 kg
HP Spectre 13-3010ea
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U574
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.578 kg
Toshiba Kirabook 2014
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 1.28 kg
Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.12 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13 Pro
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook S301LA-C1073H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.77 kg
Acer Aspire S7-392-6807
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
Asus UX301LA-DH51T
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13-3000eo
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03- 4 (Update: 2014-03- 4)