Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001)
Featherweight champion? Toshiba's Portégé X30 packs tons of features in one of the lightest bodies currently available. Can the X30 compete with other thin-and-light heavyweights, or will it get knocked out?
Source: PC Mag
Expect to pay a lot for the Toshiba Portege X30-D, but in return, you'll get an ultraportable with an excellent display, robust performance, and rich audio.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
The Toshiba Portege X30-D is a well-balanced business notebook. It offers a very high level of quality, and a feature set that’s superior to most of its competition. Interestingly enough, though, it doesn’t actually beat its competition in most respects. For example, we think that the competing HP EliteBook 1040 G3 has a better-looking design, and that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) has a better-feeling keyboard. Furthermore, the Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480) has considerably better battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Beta News
Ultimately, the Toshiba Portégé X30 is an excellent business-class laptop, that when paired with the optional docking station, also becomes a top-notch desktop. It is light, powerful, and quite frankly, beautiful too. It is even pretty easy to upgrade. If you need a portable workstation for your company, the Toshiba Portégé X30 is highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2017
At $2,109, the high-end version of the Portégé X30 that I tested does not come cheap, and even the starting price of $1,429 may strain some corporate IT budgets. But is a well-built and rugged system that not only stands up to daily use but can power through just about any task you throw at it -- and provides peace of mind with a three-year warranty.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2017
Model: The Toshiba Portege X30-D (PT274U-01N001) is a business-oriented 13.3-inch laptop. The X30 packs a lot of power in an impressively thin and light body. Premium look and feel, top-tier components, and Thunderbolt 3 look to appease road warriors and frequent fliers. Toshiba offers a few options for the processor, RAM, display resolution, and SSD, allowing purchasers to tailor the device to their specific needs. The PT274U-01N001 is rigged with an Intel Core i7-7600U, 16 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB NVMe SSD. At less than 16 mm thick and just over 1 kg, the Portege X30 is one of the most compact notebooks currently on the market. The magnesium alloy case is very well made. Metal adorns almost every surface of the device, save for the large bezel around the display and the plate housing the keyboard, which are both plastics. This gives the notebook a cool, premium, and elegant feel. There is a very subtle texture to the chassis that feels akin to fine-grain sandpaper. This gives a bit of added grip that's helpful when pulling the computer from a bag or moving it around. The Toshiba Portege X30-D has a Full HD (1920x1080) panel with optional 10-point multi-touch. The IPS display is excellent. With an average brightness of 323 cd/m², the screen is bright enough for most lighting conditions and is noticeably brighter. Due to its relatively bright panel and matte finish, the display is quite usable outside. Direct sunlight can hinder the experience, but while under shade or overcast sky, images and text remain clear enough for standard business tasks.
Built on Intel's Kaby Lake architecture, the dual-core Core i7-7600U has a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz that can turbo up to 3.9 GHz across both cores. This, coupled with a speedy NVMe SSD and up to 32 GB of RAM, makes the X30 a capable machine able to handle almost any task thrown its way. However, its weakness lies in 3D-focused applications, such as modeling or gaming. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU is not well-suited for these heavy workloads. The Portege X30 has a slew of security features that most users will find useful. In addition to TPM, the X30 has a fingerprint scanner (integrated into the touchpad) and an infrared iris scanner that works incredibly well with Windows Hello. Both biometric scanners are quick and fairly reliable. While some notebooks have sacrificed I/O in the name of thinness, Toshiba has done a decent job with connectivity here. The X30 sports a Kensington lock, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, and a full-sized HDMI port. There are also a microSD slot for media transfer and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports with full Thunderbolt 3 support. Thunderbolt 3 is highly versatile and able to support high-res displays, eGPUs, fast external drives, and more.
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Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
7600U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.8 to 3.9 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process. Integrates a HD Graphics 620 clocked at 300 - 1150 MHz and is manufactured in an improved 14nm process.» 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.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
79.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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