Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-107
Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-107
Source: It Pro Archive.org version
The Toshiba Portege Z20T-B-107 comes close to getting right as a hybrid that’s both a good tablet and a good laptop. But as tablet it’s let down by its relatively heavy weight, heat issues and its inevitable reliance on Windows which has both benefits and disadvantages, such as extensive peripheral compatibility but a continuing paucity of touchscreen apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2015
Model: The Toshiba Portege Z20t is an Ultrabook which functions as a 2 in 1 device as it has a detachable keyboard and trackpad dock. This Ultrabook features a 12.5 inch Full HD touchscreen and comes bundled with a digitizer pen, which is useful for drawing and writing on the screen. For storage, there is a 128 GB SSD with pre-installed Windows 8.1. The processor features a base clock of 1.10 GHz and a Turbo clock of 2.60 GHz. The Intel HD Graphics 5300 GPU is suitable for tablet use. On the tablet side of the device, there are a micro HDMI, an earphone jack and a micro- USB 2.0.
The keyboard dock on the other hand delivers HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports and a microSD card slot. The detachable keyboard dock has a backlit keyboard and a multi-touch touchpad. Battery life on this device is rated up to 9 hours on tablet only and up to 17 hours with the keyboard dock plugged in. This Ultrabook comes in a sleek graphite black chassis with a solid build. The total weight of the tablet and the keyboard dock is 1.51 kg, while the tablet alone weighs in at 0.73 kg. Overall, this device is great for presentations on the go with its sturdy build and long battery life.
Series: The Toshiba Portege Z20 Series is a hybrid and lightweight detachable laptop for those who are looking to do some work and some entertainment when they are on-the-go. Its solid chassis from black metallic graphite is compact and stylish. Theres a choice of processors for this Windows convertible ranging from an Intel Core M 5Y31 up to an Intel Core m7 6Y75. The integrated CPU depends on the selected processor.
The system either comes with 4 GB or 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, which is not upgradeable after purchase, a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD and a 12.5 inch Full HD display. The laptop’s detachable keyboard may be a little difficult to type on and may take some time to get used to. The connectivity includes one USB 3.1 port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an audio combo jack and a microSD card reader. As the laptop is mainly built for business usage, it only weighs 1.5 kg and the battery life is up to 7:41 hours.
Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5Y51: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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 very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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.
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