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Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C


Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
PT15BE-00E00FGR (Portege Z20 Series)
Intel Core M-5Y71 2 x 1.2 - 2.9 GHz, Broadwell
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5300, Core: 900 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory,
8 GB 
, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600, onboard, not expandable
12.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive (10 fingers) + digitizer, native pen support, Toshiba TOS508F, IPS-Panel, LED-Backlight, glossy: no, detachable screen
Intel Broadwell-Y PCH-LP (Premium)
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU, 256 GB 
, 198 GB free
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headset port (3.5 mm stereo jack), Card Reader: MicroSD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: 3D Acceleration Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, VGA, RJ45 Ethernet
Intel I218-LM Gigabit (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0, Sierra Wireless EM7305 Mobile Broadband 3G/LTE (4G), LTE
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 309 x 215 ( = 0.83 x 12.17 x 8.46 in)
72 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 36 Wh (tablet) + 36 Wh (dock)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 2.0 MP (front) + 5.0 MP (rear)
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 2x Digitizer + 3 spare tips, 45-watt power adaptor, brochures, Toshiba System Settings, Toshiba Tempro, Eco Utility, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
1.493 kg ( = 52.66 oz / 3.29 pounds), Power Supply: 150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds)
2000 Euro



Average Score: 85.4% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 63%, features: 69%, display: 84% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C

85.4% Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Expensive runtime wonder. Toshiba charges a steep price of 2000 Euros (~$2138) for the top configuration of its latest business convertible – in return the user gets a business device with comprehensive features and enormous battery runtimes. Thanks to the anti-reflective touchscreen, the Portege Z20t can also be used outdoors.
Hybrid-Ultrabook mit 14 Stunden Akkulaufzeit
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2015
Ревю на Toshiba Portege Z20t – мощният хибрид, от който имате нужда
Source: BU→EN version
Positive: Good design, robust construction and excellent workmanship; good input device; long battery life; slim and light; good maximum brightness. Negative: Hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2015


Model: Convertibles are getting more and more popular lately with their laptop-and-tablet technology in a single device. This addition to Toshiba's portfolio is one such offering. The Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B-10C brings various features that are certain to beat its competition for a high-end price. The 12.5 inch display is slightly larger than similar convertibles' and the touchscreen is anti-fingerprint and anti-reflective, ensuring a clear display at all times and enabling outdoor usages. The non-reflective feature will definitely appeal to users who are constantly travelling as it will not hamper their need to reply emails or handle other important matters on-the-go. With both 360° hinge and detachable keyboard option, users will be able to use this model according to their convenience and style.

Another pro is the capacitive LED backlit touchscreen, which is more receptive to user touch and supports up to 10-point input. For tablet usage, Toshiba provides two input pens and with its integrated handwriting recognition, this ultrabook can convert words written using the included styluses into digital text. Its 1920 x 1080 IPS display driven by the Intel HD Graphics 5300 does not disappoint as well. It provides a satisfying media-viewing experience with its wide viewing angles. In addition, Toshiba's Portégé Z20t-B-10C promises a battery life of up to 9 hours, and has 8 GB of RAM and an internal storage size of 256 GB. The Windows 8.1 Pro system is powered by an Intel M-5Y71 Vpro dual core processor.

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.

5Y71: 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 range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.

The same applies to tablets in this size range.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.

85.4%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-10-11 (Update: 2015-10-11)