Toshiba Portege Z20t-B2112
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z20t-B2112
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
If what you're after is a compact and lightweight large format business tablet that can remained powered all day, the Toshiba Portege z20t might be right for you. However, if you perform labor intensive tasks at work, then you'd probably be better suited buying one of the competing hybrids. That's not to say this isn't a solid device (it is), but you're already making a sacrifice buying something with a Core M chip, you shouldn't have to sacrifice further by buying a hybrid whose Core M chip isn't on par with similarly-specced devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
All in all, Toshiba's Portege Z20t is a finely crafted 2-in-1 device with excellent battery life. Its Core M foundation might not make it the fastest ultrabook on the block, but in combination with a speedy solid state drive, there's sufficient power to tackle a variety of productivity chores.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Toshiba Portege Z20t-B2112 is a good detachable hybrid ultrabook and tablet, with a slim, fanless design, and a docking keyboard that lets you use the system as a laptop, or to take it on the go as a tablet. The decision to include an Intel Core M processor provides middling performance, but excellent long battery life, making it a good pick for anyone who needs the freedom to forget their charger for a full day or longer. Unfortunately, that performance will slow down some workers, and in terms of sheer performance, you'd do better with something like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, or the Editors' Choice Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7450).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The Toshiba Portege Z20t ($1,399 starting; $1,699 as reviewed) is an attractive and powerful 2-in-1 that offers lots of functionality for its premium price. Its duo of responsive styluses, rich full-HD display and bevy of ports make it easy to get work done in tablet mode, and its detachable keyboard dock gives it a snappy set of keys and stellar battery life when used as a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Authority Archive.org version
A nother Core M-based device lets us see further evidence of its advantages – and cons. Toshiba is pitching the Portege Z20t as a business device, but also hopes to sell them into schools, so it’s a sturdily built device with thoughtful features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Gadgetguy Archive.org version
Toshiba’s alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a solid competitor, offering a lovely screen and a battery that performs beautifully. Some might find that keyboard and mouse a little too shallow, but with three mouse types and a keyboard that you can get used to, these are cons that will quickly fade to the back of the mind.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org version
The Toshiba Portege Z20t may be aimed at the business market, but its credentials are excellent for home usage as well. Toshiba told us it will be releasing a consumer version of this product eventually, but that it will be glossy as that is what consumers prefer. We think that the anti-glare display of this tablet is what makes it so desirable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The Toshiba Portege Z20t-B2112 is a multi-form ultrabook that has a detachable hinge system enabling conversion into a tablet format. The metallic grey device is modern looking with solid build quality and hinge strength. The top cover has a brushed aluminium finish and the 12.5 inch FHD LED backlit Digitizer touchscreen with IPS technology can be adjusted to a specific angle or even totally reversed.
At the heart of the device is an Intel Core M-5Y71 processor with Intel AMT 10.0, 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM, Mobile Intel HD Graphics and a 256 GB M.2 SSD for superb response time. The Windows 8.1 ultrabook comes with a spill resistant LED backlit keyboard, large touchpad, touchscreen capability and a digitizer setup of pen input. Users are given many input options to suit the current form. Audio quality is also another plus factor with DTS Studio Sound technology powering the speakers.
Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, Active Digitizer Pen, two USB 3.0 ports, card reader and HDMI out. The Toshiba Portege Z20t-B2112 tablet only weighs at 1.60 lbs (726 g) and goes up to 3.30 lbs (1.5 kg) with the keyboard dock. A 3-cell 36 Wh battery powers the ultrabook and ensures an impressive 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.
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.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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