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Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N


Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N (Portege Z30 Series)
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
13.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N

Test: Toshiba Portégé Z30 - omlazená varianta s lepší výbavou a výdrží na baterii
Source: CZ→EN version
Positive: Timeless design and construction quality; high mobility; good battery life. Negative: Noisy under load.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2016
Recenze: Toshiba Portégé Z30 - lehoučký s možností dokování
Source: CZ→EN version
Positive: Full equipment including dock; light; long battery life. Negative: Poor image quality of the display; noisy fan.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2014
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12N
Source: Itsvet HR→EN version
The configuration is based on a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor, 4GB RAM (one free slot, expandable up to 16GB), it is offering the integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics and a 128GB Toshiba SSD (mSATA version, so the upgrade will be easy). This is sufficient for good performance in all segments except the graphical subsystem that is good enough for watching movies, but not for demanding applications and games that use graphics. This is a good business laptop; the only objection relates to the screen - for this price, it would have to be much better. At the price higher than 1000 Euros, we expect an IPS screen and a higher resolution, while everything else, from the build quality and used materials up to the autonomy and performance, is beyond reproach.
Positive: Extremely high-quality magnesium alloy case; very light; good autonomy; excellent configuration. Negative: Relatively low resolution of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2014


Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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.


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» 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.

1.2 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

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.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-13 (Update: 2014-02-13)