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Toshiba Portégé Z830-S8302

Specifications

Toshiba Portégé Z830-S8302Notebook: Toshiba Portégé Z830-S8302 (Portégé Z830 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2677M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 95%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Portégé Z830-S8302

80% Toshiba Portege Z830
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Toshiba Portege Z830 is the best equipped and lightest Ultrabook currently on the market. It has more ports and you won't feel like you've given up expandability for extreme portability. It's insanely light at 2.48 lbs. and very thin. In short, it's a real pleasure to carry. That diet has a drawback or two though: there's lots of lid flex and the notebook has a hollow feel to it when you press surfaces.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba Portege Z830-S8302
Source: PC Mag English
The ultrabook market is booming. If you're comparison shopping, $70 more will buy you the Lenovo U300s with a 256GB instead of 128GB SSD; $330 less will buy you the Asus UX31 with a perfectly capable Core i5 and a higher-resolution screen; and of course $630 less will buy you the adequate-for-most-tasks Core i3 Portege. But the Portege Z830-S8302 scores highly in performance, practicality, and sheer sex appeal, though our test unit's so-so space bar was frustrating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/18/2012
90% Toshiba Portege Z830 (Core i7) - A Business User's Best Friend
Source: Hardware Zone English
Our impressions of the Portege line-up of products have always been very good. Notebooks like the R500, R600, R700 and R830 have proven themselves to have good battery life, are lightweight and very portable. For business machines to actually be useful out of the office, not much else really matters besides these traits.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 95%
First Look: Toshiba Portege Z830 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Toshiba is a bit of strange machine. To look at, it has none of the excitement that you might enjoy with a MacBook Air, or the Asus UX31. But it's lighter than both, it has more ports than both - and every other ultrabook - and it's got more features that will appeal to a business user.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2011
First Look: Toshiba Portege Z830 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
But it's not exciting to look at. In fact, it looks like a normal laptop. And that's fine, but it's boring too. We feel churlish even mentioning its styling really, as this is a machine with lots of power, that will be incredibly useful. But for ultrabooks to compete with the Apple ultra-portable machines, there has to be a little excitement, at least in our minds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2011

Foreign Reviews

Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba: Ultrabooks im Vergleich
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2011

Comment

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable 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.  


2677M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.8-2.9 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.


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.


1.1 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.

Toshiba reviews


85%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)