Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10G
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10G
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
Can the Portégé Z20t really compete with the Surface Pro 3? If you're looking at performance, picture quality, the stylus and overall design, then the answer is clearly "no." But it has other things going for it, such as much longer battery life, a better keyboard, a sturdy body and more connectivity. Just be aware that you won't be doing many complex tasks or photo editing on it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 30% display: 40% mobility: 100%
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Perfect combination between a laptop and a tablet; nice matte FHD IPS display; long battery life;. Negative: Mediocre CPU performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2015
Model: The Portege legacy continues with the rolling out of the Z20t-B-10G. Its solid metal chassis looks professional, which makes it an idyllic business companion. The display can be easily detached and used as tablet for presentation purposes. The system is powered by a 6th generation Intel Core M-5Y51 processor with 4 GB RAM, and a 128 GB SSD. Unfortunately, the storage capacity is quite low, but it can be expanded with a microSD card.
Graphics are rendered by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 5300 graphics chips. Images are sharp, which is a crucial factor for business users. The 12,5-inch touchscreen from Toshiba is bright and features Full HD resolution. As it uses IPS technology the viewing angles are wide. In addition, the display made of hardened IOX Glass with anti-fingerprint with anti-reflective coating. The connectivity includes an HDMI-out, a micro HDMI-out, two USB 3.0 ports and a micro USB 2.0 port. Despite high performance, the Portege Z20 remains lightweight at 1.5 kg. To top it off, its battery life of 17 hours (tablet + keyboard) provides users with longer productivity.
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.
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 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.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.