Toshiba Satellite Z830-10U
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Satellite Z830-10U
Source: PC Advisor
The Toshiba Satellite Z830-10U costs less than the Portégé Z830-10P and has better hardware specifications. Business users will have to swallow the difference though in order to get Windows 7 Professional. For anyone else, the Satellite is the best option of the two Toshibas this month.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Trusted Reviews
With the Z830, Toshiba has created one of the lightest and most affordable Ultrabooks on the market, yet it’s packed with connectivity, sports a matt screen, and offers premium touches like a backlit keyboard. Unfortunately, its staid design limits its visual appeal compared to rivals, its keyboard doesn’t provide the best typing experience, and poor viewing angles let the 13.3in screen down badly. Like most Ultrabooks we’ve seen, it comes close, but no cigar.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Ultrabook city is booming, with every computer manufacturer arriving in town on the back of an Intel-powered cart, hoping to strike a rich vein of laptop gold. The Toshiba Satellite Z830 may be slim and light, but it fails to beat its ultrabook competitors in power, build quality and battery life. Your £1,000 would be better spent elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Satellite Pro Z830-10U is one of the best ultrabooks we've yet seen, and certain features, such as connectivity and touchpad usability, outshine all its rivals. However, there are still niggling issues such as build quality and excessive bloatware that mar the whole experience. This is certainly a great piece of kit from Toshiba, but it feels like an extra step onwards from the Portege rather than the completely different computing experience the Asus Zenbook provides. Extra pressure from evolving tablets such as the Asus Transformer Prime also gives us something to consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
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72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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