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Toshiba Portege X30T-E (i7-8550U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Mark Riege), 01/04/2019

The better Surface? With the Portege X30T, Toshiba delivers a convertible whose exterior is hardly distinguishable from that of its big Microsoft competitor. At a similarly high price but with many included accessories, we might have a strong-performing alternative here. However, many aspects remain hidden in the detail, and we will reveal them in our review.

Test Toshiba Portege X30T-E

Slowly but surely, Toshiba is again becoming a brand that connects modern hardware equipment with a pleasing design and good functionality. At first glance, the Portege X30T can be called a Surface clone, but with the many connections offered by the included hardcover keyboard, it brings many laptop qualities that only few convertibles can offer.

Inside, an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU with an integrated UHD Graphics 620 graphics unit offers a lot of computing performance. Added are 16 GB of RAM and a 1-TB SSD. This equipment also represents the highest configuration level, which is also the most expensive, at a price of 2750 Euros (~$3121; a similar configuration with an i7-8650U and a 512-GB SSD currently costs $1888 in the US). The additional model configurations and their prices are listed in the table below.

Other manufacturers also offer high-quality convertibles, the Toshiba Portege X30T must compare with. The first of the competitors is of course the current Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and other competitors include the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition, HP's EliteBook x360 1030 G3, and the Lenovo Yoga Book C930.

Model Label Equipment Price
Portégé X30T-E-109 Intel Core i7-8550U, 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD, 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM 2749 Euros (~$3120)
Portégé X30T-E-13M Intel Core i5-8250U, 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM 2139 Euros (~$2428)
Portégé X30T-E-1DP Intel Core i3-8130U, 128 GB M.2 SATA, 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM 1249 Euros (~$1418)

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Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 (Portege X30 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR3L, dual channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, Toshiba TOS508F, IPS, glossy: no, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, 1024 GB 
, 885 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo port, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek USB Fast Ethernet Family Controller (10/100MBit/s), Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 316 x 207 ( = 0.36 x 12.44 x 8.15 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 15 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: available
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, keyboard hardcover, keyboard softcover, input pen, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 350 g ( = 12.35 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
2749 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case and Equipment - Windows convertible with a stable keyboard

Toshiba Portege X30T-E

The case of the Toshiba Portege X30T-E is made from magnesium, is therefore robust, and at the same time very light. The tablet alone has a weight of only 800 grams (~1.8 lb), and together with the keyboard it weighs about 1.4 kg (~3 lb). This allows you to hold the convertible without the keyboard easily with one hand.

The box also includes two keyboard docks, one of them being a softcover variant that functions as an easily transportable keyboard. The hardcover variant offers additional connections, an additional battery, and tight hinges, allowing you to stand up the Portege X30T-E without a kickstand. However, when opening the display to the maximum angle, the high weight of the display causes the placement to become less secure. However, you can still use it on your lap with the fixed keyboard, which is where most other convertibles with soft keyboard covers fail.

An active input pen with several pressure levels is also included. This also includes a refill and allows accurate operation on the non-reflective screen. While the user has to make do without a storage card reader, the Toshiba convertible is equipped with an LTE modem. Using that, you can also create a good mobile connection to the Internet on the road, away from WLAN, which also achieves good read and write rates in our test.

Toshiba Portege X30T-E
Toshiba Portege X30T-E
Toshiba Portege X30T-E
Toshiba Portege X30T-E
Toshiba Portege X30T-E
Toshiba Portege X30T-E

Size Comparison

329.4 mm / 13 inch 236.4 mm / 9.31 inch 15.29 mm / 0.602 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs316 mm / 12.4 inch 207 mm / 8.15 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs305.8 mm / 12 inch 205 mm / 8.07 inch 15.8 mm / 0.622 inch 1.3 kg2.78 lbs292 mm / 11.5 inch 201 mm / 7.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 1.1 kg2.4 lbs261 mm / 10.3 inch 179 mm / 7.05 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 778 g1.715 lbs

Connections

Left side: Kensington Lock, display lock, VGA connection, HDMI connection, NanoSIM slot, volume rocker, power button
Left side: Kensington Lock, display lock, VGA connection, HDMI connection, NanoSIM slot, volume rocker, power button
Right side: audio combo connection, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, GigabitLAN, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
Right side: audio combo connection, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, GigabitLAN, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
630 MBit/s ∼100% +37%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
593 (min: 560, max: 611) MBit/s ∼94% +29%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
491 (min: 446, max: 517) MBit/s ∼78% +7%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
461 (min: 329, max: 528) MBit/s ∼73%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
364 (min: 233, max: 410) MBit/s ∼58% -21%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
612 (min: 449, max: 687) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
598 (min: 549, max: 624) MBit/s ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
559 (min: 519, max: 577) MBit/s ∼91% -7%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
509 MBit/s ∼83% -15%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
222 (min: 110, max: 353) MBit/s ∼36% -63%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø461 (329-528)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø598 (549-624)

Input Devices - Toshiba tablet with Wacom AES Pen technology

The included keyboards of the Toshiba Portege X30T-E both offer a similar typing experience. The pressure point is only barely noticeable and the key surfaces are fairly smooth. However, even long typing tasks can be done easily, which can primarily be attributed to the good layout and size of the keys. The keyboard backlight illuminates the key labels well, allowing you to hit the right keys even in low-light surroundings.

The included input pen uses Wacom's AES Pen technology, allowing you to do various creative work. For example, you can add fine shadings, since the tilt function reliably recognizes the pen angle. Using the stylus on the non-reflective screen feels fairly similar to writing on paper with a felt pen.

You can unlock the tablet with the fingerprint sensor on the back, which recognizes the stored fingerprints reliably and unlocks the system quickly and without any complications.

Display - Touchscreen with a non-reflective surface

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 is a 13.3-inch touch sensitive IPS panel that offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It has a non-reflective surface limiting interfering reflections.

While at an average brightness of 343 cd/m², the display is one of the less bright screens in our test field, it is still sufficient for work outdoors. At 79%, the brightness distribution is significantly below the values of the other competing devices we selected. However, there is no noticeable screen bleeding or anything like that in everyday operation.

Toshiba does not plan to offer any alternative displays for the Portege X30T-E.

387
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
350
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Toshiba TOS508F
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 406 cd/m² Average: 342.9 cd/m² Minimum: 21.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 73 %
Center on Battery: 361 cd/m²
Contrast: 1207:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.36 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 1.7
ΔE Greyscale 8.04 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
91% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.47
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Toshiba TOS508F, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
BOE 0765, , 2560x1660, 10.8
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
KL.1350W.001, , 2256x1504, 13.5
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Chi Mei CMN1380, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
LGPhilips LP123WQ112604, , 2736x1824, 12.3
Response Times
13%
-24%
28%
20%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (22, 20)
43 (23, 20)
-2%
59 (29, 30)
-40%
39.6 (20.8, 18.8)
6%
43 (21, 22)
-2%
Response Time Black / White *
37 (17, 20)
27 (13, 14)
27%
40 (22, 18)
-8%
27.2 (14.8, 12.4)
26%
25 (13, 12)
32%
PWM Frequency
17000 (100)
26040 (62)
53%
22000 (50)
29%
Screen
8%
-10%
23%
24%
Brightness middle
350
351
0%
382
9%
467.2
33%
484
38%
Brightness
343
338
-1%
344
0%
445
30%
473
38%
Brightness Distribution
73
87
19%
82
12%
91
25%
91
25%
Black Level *
0.29
0.23
21%
0.44
-52%
0.4
-38%
0.33
-14%
Contrast
1207
1526
26%
868
-28%
1168
-3%
1467
22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.36
4.59
28%
6.23
2%
2.41
62%
4.29
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.63
9.81
16%
12.41
-7%
5.58
52%
6.46
44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.7
3.26
-92%
2.62
-54%
1.33
22%
1.34
21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.04
5.2
35%
8.34
-4%
3.7
54%
4.3
47%
Gamma
2.47 89%
2.41 91%
2.43 91%
2.37 93%
2.51 88%
CCT
7716 84%
7712 84%
7853 83%
7158 91%
7315 89%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
74
25%
61
3%
62.5
6%
62
5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
91
100
10%
95
4%
99.6
9%
95
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
11% / 9%
-17% / -13%
26% / 24%
22% / 23%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
37 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 94 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 55 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 17000 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 17000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 17000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Color Space Coverage AdobeRGB - 59%
Color Space Coverage AdobeRGB - 59%
Color Space Coverage sRGB - 91%
Color Space Coverage sRGB - 91%

With 91% coverage of the sRGB and 59% coverage of the AdobeRGB color space, the Toshiba convertible is not very competitive. On the other hand, the color reproduction should be sufficient for most users. The contrast ratio of 1207:1 is in the solid mid-range of our comparison list, and the black value of 0.29 cd/m² is only slightly elevated.

In its default settings, the display of the Portege X30T shows a significantly reduced red color spectrum. However, this can be alleviated completely through calibration. You can download the corresponding ICC file using the link above in the box next to the brightness distribution illustration.

With the condition that there is no direct sunlight on the screen, the 2-in-1 Ultrabook is suited for outdoor use. In shady places, the display contents can be read reliably, and due to the non-reflective screen, there are no reflections of the surrounding objects. In addition, the IPS panel has very stable viewing angles, so that the screen contents and colors are not distorted even from very steep viewing angles.

CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - A fast Windows convertible

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In our configuration, the Toshiba Portege X30T-E offers sufficient performance for demanding office applications and image processing with limited demands on the hardware. Among the available models, there are also two variants that are more affordable, which are also suited for office applications and simple image processing.

In our Toshiba Portege X30T-E test unit, an Intel Core i7-8550U with integrated UHD Graphics 620 is used. In addition, the system also has 16 GB of RAM and a 1-TB SSD. 

Processor

Intel's Core i7-8550U is an efficient quad-core processor that is suited for use in slim Ultrabooks and convertibles. The processor, which was introduced in August of 2017, belongs to the Kaby Lake Refresh generation and offers a higher clock speed at a more efficient power consumption than its Core i7-7500U direct predecessor.

While the TDP is specified at 15 watts, the manufacturer can vary it within a range between 7.5 and 25 watts. The four cores of the CPU operate up to 8 threads simultaneously at a basic clock speed of 1.8 GHz and a Turbo boost of 4 GHz. However, it mainly depends on the cooling system how long the Turbo boost can be maintained.

In our Cinebench constant load test, the performance of the CPU in the Toshiba convertible drops by about 8% after a short time. However after that, the cooling system is able to ensure an even performance that even slightly rose again towards the end of our test.

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Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø394 (385.33-425.84)
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø435 (390.78-511.9)
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel Core i7-8650U: Ø571 (559.56-638.59)
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel Core i7-8650U: Ø432 (413.4-494.22)

Compared to the devices from the competitors, the Toshiba Portege X30E-T only achieves below-average results in the Cinebench-R15 benchmark. While the single-core performance remains about 13% below the average of all the devices with the Intel Core i7-8550U we tested, the result in the multi-core test even turns out about 33% lower.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Core i7-8550U
166 Points ∼76% +18%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel Core i7-8650U
163 Points ∼75% +16%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Core i7-8650U
163 Points ∼75% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U
  (108 - 172, n=75)
160 Points ∼73% +13%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U
141 Points ∼65%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Intel Core i5-7Y54
116 Points ∼53% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 179, n=303)
106 Points ∼49% -25%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel Core i7-8650U
639 Points ∼15% +48%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U
  (301 - 761, n=77)
569 Points ∼13% +32%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Core i7-8550U
512 Points ∼12% +19%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Core i7-8650U
447 Points ∼10% +3%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U
432 Points ∼10%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 830, n=312)
303 Points ∼7% -30%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Intel Core i5-7Y54
234 Points ∼5% -46%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
141 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
432 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
44.63 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

In the PCMark 8 and 10 benchmarks, the Toshiba convertible also only achieves below-average results. However, the distance to the other comparable devices is not very large. In everyday operation, the Portege X30T-E offers a smooth operation and fast starting programs. The system runs quickly and does not show any micro-stutters or drops that can be traced back to the hardware.

You can compare the performance of other convertibles with the Intel Core i7-8550U on our CPU benchmark page.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ512G
2952 Points ∼25% +25%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2758 Points ∼23% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1506 - 3160, n=28)
2749 Points ∼23% +17%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Liteonit CV3-SD512
2665 Points ∼22% +13%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 4342, n=101)
2501 Points ∼21% +6%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
2356 Points ∼20%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Toshiba KBG30ZMT256G
1538 Points ∼13% -35%
Productivity
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6694 Points ∼69% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4889 - 7006, n=28)
6169 Points ∼64% +5%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5864 Points ∼60%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ512G
5353 Points ∼55% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7179, n=103)
5277 Points ∼54% -10%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Liteonit CV3-SD512
4779 Points ∼49% -19%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Toshiba KBG30ZMT256G
3969 Points ∼41% -32%
Essentials
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8733 Points ∼79% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6628 - 9291, n=28)
7786 Points ∼71% +7%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7288 Points ∼66%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ512G
7039 Points ∼64% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 9678, n=103)
6981 Points ∼63% -4%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Liteonit CV3-SD512
6084 Points ∼55% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Toshiba KBG30ZMT256G
6033 Points ∼55% -17%
Score
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3901 Points ∼50% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2629 - 4072, n=30)
3605 Points ∼46% +8%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ512G
3448 Points ∼44% +3%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3335 Points ∼43%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 4677, n=104)
3189 Points ∼41% -4%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Liteonit CV3-SD512
3056 Points ∼39% -8%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Toshiba KBG30ZMT256G
2385 Points ∼31% -28%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4103 Points ∼67% +36%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3024 - 4197, n=33)
3614 Points ∼59% +20%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Liteonit CV3-SD512
3306 Points ∼54% +9%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
UHD Graphics 620, 8650U, Toshiba KBG30ZPZ512G
3281 Points ∼54% +8%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3024 Points ∼50%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=279)
2804 Points ∼46% -7%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
HD Graphics 615, 7Y54, Toshiba KBG30ZMT256G
2232 Points ∼37% -26%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3024 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4348 points
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Storage Solution

A 1-TB SSD from Samsung is available as the storage solution to users of the Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109. This offers very fast read and write rates and is able to surpass most of the other SSD models of the competitors. In everyday operation, its good performance is reflected in fast file access and quickly starting programs. The operating system also becomes operational very quickly.

You can see on our HDD/SSD benchmark page how the storage solution built into the Toshiba Portege X30T-E fares compared to those from other manufacturers.

Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Toshiba KBG30ZMT256G
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Liteonit CV3-SD512
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Toshiba KBG30ZPZ512G
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
 
Average of class Convertible
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-35%
-52%
7%
-39%
5%
-32%
Write 4K
137.6
89.08
-35%
61.38
-55%
120
-13%
83.23
-40%
116 (92.4 - 142, n=10)
-16%
95.5 (1.168 - 194, n=97)
-31%
Read 4K
47.05
47.73
1%
29.98
-36%
43.42
-8%
43.84
-7%
43.4 (37 - 52.6, n=10)
-8%
34.8 (0.536 - 114, n=96)
-26%
Write Seq
2372
751.2
-68%
432.8
-82%
1814
-24%
636.4
-73%
1953 (1221 - 2372, n=10)
-18%
767 (27.9 - 2372, n=93)
-68%
Read Seq
1568
896.1
-43%
448
-71%
2227
42%
899.7
-43%
1640 (1005 - 2272, n=10)
5%
1088 (74.7 - 2677, n=92)
-31%
Write 4K Q32T1
204.5
200.2
-2%
226.7
11%
391.8
92%
192.9
-6%
365 (205 - 603, n=10)
78%
273 (1.212 - 747, n=97)
33%
Read 4K Q32T1
350.8
314.8
-10%
302.2
-14%
288.7
-18%
247.36
-29%
368 (270 - 470, n=10)
5%
282 (1.189 - 570, n=97)
-20%
Write Seq Q32T1
2395
799.7
-67%
353
-85%
1860
-22%
861.1
-64%
2395 (2385 - 2404, n=10)
0%
917 (18.4 - 2985, n=97)
-62%
Read Seq Q32T1
3286
1544
-53%
521.3
-84%
3376
3%
1615
-51%
3192 (2251 - 3464, n=10)
-3%
1747 (68.9 - 3522, n=97)
-47%
AS SSD
-93%
-84%
-20%
-170%
-12%
-1080%
Copy Game MB/s
254.54
989.72
676.35
1268 (865 - 1677, n=8)
336 (44 - 1278, n=173)
Copy Program MB/s
94.34
453.91
143.11
534 (198 - 874, n=8)
187 (22.2 - 631, n=173)
Copy ISO MB/s
448.1
1947.34
984.55
2407 (1375 - 3193, n=8)
525 (57.2 - 2990, n=173)
Score Total
4424
1526
-66%
941
-79%
3484
-21%
1225
-72%
4442 (2742 - 5355, n=13)
0%
1252 (25 - 5215, n=258)
-72%
Score Write
1635
403
-75%
333
-80%
1032
-37%
280
-83%
1877 (1323 - 2173, n=13)
15%
389 (4 - 1832, n=258)
-76%
Score Read
1840
749
-59%
399
-78%
1634
-11%
644
-65%
1688 (966 - 2132, n=13)
-8%
580 (10 - 2545, n=258)
-68%
Access Time Write *
0.03
0.176
-487%
0.08
-167%
0.036
-20%
0.3
-900%
0.0543 (0.026 - 0.118, n=13)
-81%
1.965 (0.021 - 291, n=263)
-6450%
Access Time Read *
0.044
0.057
-30%
0.041
7%
0.213
-384%
0.0475 (0.034 - 0.08, n=13)
-8%
2.17 (0.029 - 433, n=259)
-4832%
4K-64 Write
1273.11
231.66
-82%
243.69
-81%
790.01
-38%
171.3
-87%
1574 (1088 - 1826, n=13)
24%
271 (0.044 - 1461, n=263)
-79%
4K-64 Read
1561.18
581.83
-63%
325.55
-79%
1407.92
-10%
494.14
-68%
1474 (693 - 1805, n=13)
-6%
460 (0.096 - 2280, n=263)
-71%
4K Write
128.61
91.62
-29%
43.98
-66%
104.31
-19%
68.95
-46%
116 (89.2 - 146, n=13)
-10%
68 (0.2 - 175, n=263)
-47%
4K Read
51.4
43.38
-16%
22.65
-56%
46.05
-10%
34.42
-33%
46.6 (27 - 56.8, n=13)
-9%
28.7 (0.39 - 66.3, n=263)
-44%
Seq Write
2331.24
797.05
-66%
456.86
-80%
1373.63
-41%
393.6
-83%
1871 (1220 - 2381, n=13)
-20%
436 (18.5 - 2381, n=267)
-81%
Seq Read
2276.04
1240.52
-45%
508.5
-78%
1797.58
-21%
1154.2
-49%
1672 (870 - 2703, n=13)
-27%
867 (74.2 - 2888, n=266)
-62%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-64% / -68%
-68% / -70%
-7% / -9%
-105% / -115%
-4% / -5%
-556% / -639%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Sequential Read: 1688 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1829 MB/s
512K Read: 1297 MB/s
512K Write: 2043 MB/s
4K Read: 5814 MB/s
4K Write: 101.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 250.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 178.1 MB/s

Graphics Card

In the Toshiba Portege X30T-E, the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics unit handles the display of image content. While the performance cannot be compared to that of a dedicated graphics unit, it is sufficient for applications that pose low to medium demands on the graphics hardware. The UHD Graphics 620 benefits strongly from dual-channel RAM, as is used in our test unit. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks show that the performance of the UHD Graphics 620 remains slightly below the average of other devices with this graphics unit.

You can compare the performance of the Intel UHD Graphics 620 with other graphics cards on our GPU benchmark page.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3486 Points ∼100% +133%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
1977 Points ∼57% +32%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=173)
1716 Points ∼49% +15%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
1649 Points ∼47% +10%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1494 Points ∼43%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 7483, n=328)
1282 Points ∼37% -14%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
1267 Points ∼36% -15%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
2837 Points ∼100%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1401, n=142)
1127 Points ∼40%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 5965, n=239)
1024 Points ∼36%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
826 Points ∼29%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
18258 Points ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8650U
10213 Points ∼56%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=160)
9138 Points ∼50%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 37388, n=290)
6789 Points ∼37%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
Intel HD Graphics 615, Intel Core i5-7Y54
6430 Points ∼35%
3DMark 11 Performance
1653 points
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Gaming Performance

The Toshiba Portege X30T-E is only suited to a limited extent for gaming. Casual games and older games, such as the "Bioshock Infinite" game from 2013 we tested, can still be run smoothly at medium graphics settings. However, the performance of the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics unit is not suited for modern games.

You can find out about the gaming performance you can expect from Intel's UHD Graphics 620 in our GPU games list.

BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
30 fps ∼100% +270%
Average of class Convertible
  (1.2 - 60, n=149)
11.2 fps ∼37% +38%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
10.2 fps ∼34% +26%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4.5 - 17, n=150)
9.16 fps ∼31% +13%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.9 fps ∼30% +10%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.1 fps ∼27%
1366x768 High Preset
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
88 fps ∼100% +265%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
33.7 fps ∼38% +40%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
28.5 fps ∼32% +18%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8.1 - 35.9, n=159)
27.2 fps ∼31% +13%
Average of class Convertible
  (2.1 - 149, n=195)
26.2 fps ∼30% +9%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
24.1 fps ∼27%
1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
93 fps ∼100% +210%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
40.9 fps ∼44% +36%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
32.9 fps ∼35% +10%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (11.5 - 45.5, n=160)
32.5 fps ∼35% +8%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
30 fps ∼32%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.2 - 168, n=211)
30 fps ∼32% 0%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
125 fps ∼100% +115%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
78.1 fps ∼62% +34%
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
70.9 fps ∼57% +22%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (18.3 - 90.2, n=160)
60.5 fps ∼48% +4%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
58.2 fps ∼47%
Average of class Convertible
  (8.35 - 247, n=213)
51.6 fps ∼41% -11%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 58.2 30 24.1 8.1 fps

Emissions and Power Management - The Toshiba Portege X30T-E offers a good battery life

Noise Emissions

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

The Toshiba Portege X30T-E is very quiet in daily operation. Under load, the fan noise rises to about 32 dB(A), making the Windows convertible audible only in very quiet surroundings. However, you can easily ignore the slight humming of the fan in office surroundings with a regular background noise level.

Noise Level

Idle
30.9 / 30.9 / 32.3 dB(A)
Load
32.7 / 32.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.137.838.343.637.537.12534.936.834.542.134.434.93130.33029.432.631.230.34028.229.428.430.328.628.25029.529.528.130.729.329.56329.629.230.538.229.429.68027.527.426.429.227.627.510026.429.926.728.426.526.412525.125.524.126.624.825.116025.125.724.627.424.425.120024.223.724.226.924.324.2250232422.324.522.82331522.822.62224.821.822.840021.92220.823.321.121.950021.121.820.422.620.521.163020.620.919.821.619.420.680020.420.519.621.518.920.4100021.821.818.921.218.621.8125022.222.218.520.518.222.2160022.422.618.22017.722.4200021.721.61819.217.521.7250021.221.21818.917.421.2315019.319.11819.11719.3400018.618.917.818.81718.6500018.11817.518.417.118.163001817.817.518.21718800017.917.617.518.41717.91000017.917.417.41817.117.91250017.917.317.518.217.117.91600018.117.517.718.417.318.1SPL32.732.730.732.330.332.7N1.61.61.31.61.21.6median 21.2median 21.6median 18.5median 20.5median 18.2median 21.2Delta22.12.23.12.82hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseToshiba Portege X30T-E-109

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

In our test, the surface of the Toshiba Portege X30T-E warms to a maximum of 30 °C (86 °F) during idle and up to 43 °C (109 °F) under load. This allows you to hold the convertible in your hands at any time, and since the fixed keyboard dock does not warm up even under load, you can also always use the device on your lap.

In our demanding stress test, the clock speed of the CPU quickly reaches the Turbo speed of 4 GHz. This also causes the temperatures inside the Toshiba tablet to rise sharply and even surpass the 90-degree mark (194 °F). After that, the clock speed will drop sharply and sink significantly below the basic clock speed of 1.8 GHz. While during the remaining period of the hour-long test, the cooling succeeds in dropping the core temperatures to below 60 °C (140 °F), the CPU speed only stabilizes slightly and does not rise above the basic clock speed again.

Even if a high load such as that in our stress test is almost impossible to encounter in practice, we do expect some limitations due to high core temperatures in the operation of the Toshiba Portege X30T-E under load.

Max. Load
 40.4 °C
105 F
39.6 °C
103 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
 31.4 °C
89 F
32.6 °C
91 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
 34.1 °C
93 F
32.2 °C
90 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 40.4 °C = 105 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
37.2 °C
99 F
43.1 °C
110 F
41.6 °C
107 F
33.4 °C
92 F
36.1 °C
97 F
34.4 °C
94 F
30.7 °C
87 F
31 °C
88 F
29.5 °C
85 F
Maximum: 43.1 °C = 110 F
Average: 35.2 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.8 °C = 98 F | Room Temperature 22.6 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.1 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (34.1 °C / 93.4 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-5.2 °C / -9.4 F).
Heat map during idle - top
Heat map during idle - top
Heat map during idle - bottom
Heat map during idle - bottom
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - bottom
Heat map under load - bottom

Speakers

Speaker charactersitics
Speaker charactersitics

The speakers of the Portege X30T-E are not particularly loud and produce a sound spectrum that emphasizes the high tones. While this causes audio content to appear rather weak, voices are reproduced relatively clearly. For longer enjoyment of media content, we recommend headphones or external speakers in any case. Those can be connected to the Toshiba tablet via the combined 3.5-mm audio port or Bluetooth 4.2.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.337.536.32536.934.436.93132.431.232.44033.328.633.35032.529.332.56335.329.435.38032.927.632.910033.526.533.512533.624.833.61603624.43620037.924.337.925038.822.838.831547.621.847.640049.521.149.550052.420.552.463054.719.454.780054.918.954.910005918.659125057.918.257.9160060.717.760.7200060.417.560.4250063.917.463.9315065.11765.1400064.61764.6500061.717.161.7630057.21757.2800056.81756.8100005017.1501250039.817.139.81600040.617.340.6SPL7330.373N27.61.227.6median 54.7median 18.2median 54.7Delta9.72.89.733.331.433.330.530.930.533.830.433.832.728.632.73130.83128.927.128.928.52828.534.82634.84225.44249.523.649.551.922.451.951.321.551.352.720.652.758.620.558.658.419.358.461.818.961.869.418.369.46618.16659.717.759.761.517.461.566.317.366.368.917.668.969.117.869.163.71863.764.618.164.658.218.458.253.518.353.556.118.356.147.618.247.637.618.237.67730.47736.71.336.7median 58.4median 18.3median 58.46.71.96.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseToshiba Portege X30T-E-109Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (65.08 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.8% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 68% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 67% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69.06 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Consumption

Our measurements attest the Toshiba Portege X30T-E has a power consumption of at least 4.7 watts during idle and a maximum of 34 watts under load. This makes the Windows convertible an efficient device whose power consumption remains on the level of comparable tablets.

The included power supply is connected with the Toshiba 2-in-1 via one of the USB Type-C connections and offers 45 watts of power. Thus, it is sized large enough to always provide the Portege X30T-E with sufficient power.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.9 / 1.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.7 / 9.4 / 16 Watt
Load midlight 26.4 / 34 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our practically relevant WLAN test, the Toshiba Portege X30T-E achieves a good battery life of more than 9 hours. This places it second of our selected comparison devices. However, this value is still far from the 15 hours specified by the manufacturer when using the keyboard dock with the additional battery. We also ran our test using it together with the dock, so it offers a more realistic value.

In addition, Toshiba has equipped the Portege with a quick-charge technology. This is supposed to offer a 4-hour battery life after an only 30-minute recharge. While the result is slightly lower here as well, overall the charging process occurs significantly faster than when using conventional chargers.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, 56.2 Wh
589 min ∼22% +7%
Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109
8550U, UHD Graphics 620,  Wh
551 min ∼21%
Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Core i7, 512 GB
8650U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
509 min ∼19% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (153 - 1010, n=254)
455 min ∼17% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 YB-J912F
7Y54, HD Graphics 615, 36 Wh
380 min ∼14% -31%
Acer Switch 7 BE SW713-51GNP
8550U, GeForce MX150,  Wh
244 min ∼9% -56%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 11min

Pros

+ good battery life
+ non-reflective display
+ many included accessories
+ can be used as a laptop with the hard keyboard dock

Cons

- system performance below the hardware capabilities
- high heat development during heavy load
- no storage card reader

Verdict - A Surface competitor with small weaknesses

Testing the Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109. Test unit provided by Toshiba Germany.
Testing the Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109. Test unit provided by Toshiba Germany.

In our test, the Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 offers a mixed performance. The case is of high quality showing good workmanship and offers multiple possibilities for using it as a laptop replacement or for tablet enthusiasts. With the second softcover keyboard and the Toshiba universal stylus, the included accessories are very generous, and the hardware equipment looks right at first glance. Furthermore, the non-reflective display is also suited for usage outdoors and does not annoy the user with reflections like other touchscreens do.

Buyers of the Toshiba Portege X30T-E will receive a powerful convertible with a generous amount of accessories that can also really replace a laptop. 

While the performance of the Portege X30T-E strikes a good figure in everyday operation, the benchmarks reveal some significant weaknesses. In almost all the categories, the other comparable devices are a bit faster. In addition, the cooling system is overwhelmed by larger loads, possibly resulting in limitations when using the tablet. The display also does not offer quite the same color space coverage as the competitors, considering that a tablet with a professional input pen should also offer the corresponding color reproduction for creative users. However in the end, the Toshiba Portege X30T-E offers the best price-performance ratio and is a really well-performing device. But if you are purely concerned about the system performance, the competitors are a tad ahead most of the time.

Toshiba Portege X30T-E-109 - 01/03/2019 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
89 / 98 → 91%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
55 / 80 → 69%
Weight
70 / 35-78 → 82%
Battery
92%
Display
85%
Games Performance
56 / 68 → 83%
Application Performance
81 / 87 → 93%
Temperature
90%
Noise
92%
Audio
68 / 91 → 75%
Camera
47 / 85 → 55%
Average
77%
87%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-01- 4 (Update: 2019-01- 5)