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Toshiba Portege Z30 Series

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i5 4210U, Intel Core i5 4300U, Intel Core i7 4500U, Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.0 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.2kg, 1.4kg
Price: 1100, 1200, 1500 euro
Average Score: 80.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 79%, features: 82%, display: 68%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 88%

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12U

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12UNotebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12U
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege Z30-A-12U (Model)

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301Notebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege Z30-A1301 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 offers a solid business ultrabook that's light enough to take anywhere, long-lasting enough to take you through a full workday (plus overtime), and offers all of the ports and connectors you might want. While it doesn't take the top spot from the Editors' Choice Dell Latitude e7440 Touch (which offers slightly better performance overall), it is a less expensive alternative, and you even have the option of getting it with Windows 7.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301
Source: Computer Shopper English
We've watched over the last year or two as mainstay business laptops gradually inch closer in design to their ultrabook competitors. This business-oriented ultrabook is well-built, thin, light, and comfortable to use. The latest "Haswell" CPU makes it fast, but a low-resolution screen diminishes its overall value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A1302

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A1302Notebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A1302
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege Z30-A1302 (Model)

 

Light, fast ... and pricey: Toshiba's Portégé Z30 – now THIS is an Ultrabook
Source: Reg Hardware English
As its makers no doubt intended, I found I was lugging the Toshiba Portégé Z30 around everywhere without noticing it as a major imposition. Also having a machine that's more likely to be alive than dead when it comes to battery life is major confidence booster, as you sense you can rely on it to get you through the day and then some. I could see it as an easy choice for frequent flyers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2014

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12TNotebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege Z30-A-12T (Model)

 

Business-Ultrabook Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Positive: up-to-date technology; elaborate hardware layout; comfortable maintenance; battery and WLAN-module exchangeable
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2014
Toshiba Portégé Z30
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: high reliability and mobility Negative: average performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2014

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12NNotebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

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

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5SNotebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S – Отличная Идея Для Бизнеса
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Durable magnesium case; good design; three 3.0 USB ports; fingerprint reader; decent battery life. Negative: Relatively low resolution of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2014
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S: обзор ультрабука
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: Nice design with adequate performance; good set of ports; low power consumption and noise; lightweight; fingerprint reader. Negative: Narrow viewing angles of the display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2014
Обзор ультрабука Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S: Ничего лишнего, только бизнес
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim and lightweight magnesium case; good connectivity; decent performance. Negative: Mediocre display; relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2014

 

Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11CNotebook: Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Portege Z30T-A-11C (Model)

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

71% Greatness can be bought!
Source: Digital Trends English
It's hard to justify spending Rs.1,00,000 on a laptop, but the Toshiba Portege Z30T-A makes a strong case for itself. It has a gorgeous screen, great battery life and one of the best keyboards that we've tested on a laptop. But is that enough? Let's find out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189

Specifications

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189Notebook: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

 

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189 – mały długodystansowiec
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Magnesium chassis; compact size and light weight; long battery life; backlit keyboard; good design. Negative: Poor display; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2015

 

Comment

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

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

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

» 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.

4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

4300U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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.

4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.


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.

13.3: 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.

1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


80.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Inspiron 13-7348-3818
Core i5 5200U, 1.67 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a200ng x360
Core i3 5010U, 1.8 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook T935
Core i5 5300U, 1.6 kg
» HP Spectre 13-4001ng x360
Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
» HP Spectre x360
Core i5 5200U, 1.5 kg
» HP Spectre x360 13-4003dx
Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4343H
Core i7 5500U, 1.5 kg
» Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
Core i7 5500U, 1.276 kg
» Acer TravelMate P236-M-57R4
Core i5 5200U, 1.524 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-393-75508G25EWS
Core i7 5500U, 1.3 kg
» Dell XPS 13-9343
Core i5 5200U, 1.276 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-58DJ
Core i5 5200U, 1.523 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BX0024UK
Core i5 5300U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U745
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.55 kg
» Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-32AS
Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-39VM
Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad L450-20DT0000GE
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» HP Envy 15-u203na x360
Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Google Chromebook Pixel 2015
Core i5 5200U, 13.0", 1.5 kg
» Dell Latitude 14 3000 3450
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo Yoga 3 14
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.688 kg
» Medion Akoya E6416
Core i3 5010U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300
Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.38 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
Core i5 5300U, 14.0", 1.408 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BWS03F00
Core i7 5600U, 14", 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20BS-003AAU
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E7416
Core i5 5200U, 17.3", 2.65 kg
» Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
Core i5 5300U, 15.6", 2.14 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12-24 (Update: 2013-12-24)