Toshiba Portégé Z830-104
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Portégé Z830-104 (Portégé Z830 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2557M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1300 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé Z830-104
Source: PC Advisor
The Toshiba Portégé Z830-104 is an ultraportable for the travelling professional who needs their laptop lightweight and practical rather than attractive. It might look plain but it has plenty to offer if you need portage. It's a tad on the pricey side for the package on offer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Ultrabooks are still imperfect machines, but the Portege Z830 really strives to be as less mediocre as possible. With a backlit keyboard, ultra slim body and impressive selection of ports, the Z830 is one of the best equipped ultrabooks out there. Sure, it doesn’t have the best hardware from the lot, but will still deliver a solid experience, while the battery life is nothing short of satisfying.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2012
Source: It Pro
Although it has several unique features that are sorely missing in Ultrabooks from other manufacturers, the Z830 isn’t head and shoulders above its competition. No other manufacturer has managed to perfect the formula so far, but they all have selling points that make them more desirable than the Toshiba. If you're not beholden to Windows, the 13in MacBook Air, which is available with a similar specification to the Z830 at a similar price, is still our preferred ultra-portable laptop, but Ultrabooks are slowly catching up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%
Toshiba's Portégé Z830 is not the first ultrabook to ship, but it's the best suited for business use that we've seen so far. It packs an impressive amount of power into a very slim and light design, but potential buyers should take the all-day battery life claims with a pinch of salt.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Pro
As a business proposition, however, the Toshiba Portégé Z830 is entirely convincing. Toshiba has crammed great performance, comfortable ergonomics and convincing battery life into a chassis that weighs barely more than kilogram, and has also managed to shoehorn in all the ports, security and manageability features required of a true business laptop. It might be early days for the Ultrabook, but, on this showing, the Portégé Z830 has a bright future in big business.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Source: Chip.de - 2/12
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 67% features: 63% display: 95% mobility: 76% ergonomy: 79%
Source: Blogeee FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2011
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: many interfaces in a thin case (USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, GLAN), light keyboard with background light, 3 years warranty inclusive; negative: speaker-sound, hard and unstable touchpad-keys, no docking port
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2012
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2011
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
2557M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.7-2.7 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1200 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
76.8%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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