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Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T


Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T (Portege Z30 Series)
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: no
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1200 Euro



Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T

Business-Ultrabook Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN version
Positive: up-to-date technology; elaborate hardware layout; comfortable maintenance; battery and WLAN-module exchangeable
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2014
Toshiba Portégé Z30
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN version
Positive: high reliability and mobility Negative: average performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2014


Model: The Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T strikes out as a light and solid machine. Encased in a magnesium chassis, its sturdiness is uncompromised. Solidness aside, it is notably light, weighing at only 1.2 kg. The color on its exterior appears in steel gray metallic. It is also equipped with three fast USB 3.0 ports, two display outputs (VGA and HDMI) as well as Gbit LAN. There is also multi-card support. Mounted on it is a 2.0 MP webcam. Display-wise, the 13.3-inch widescreen promises a WXGA resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 118 DPI. Toshiba claims on achieving high brightness with its HD antiglare screen.

The Z30 comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional and is capable of being upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. Under its hood, it is powered by the 4th generation Intel Core i5-4200U with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, an Intel HD Graphics 4400, and a 256 GB SSD. One striking feature of the Toshiba Portege is its battery life which Toshiba contends is capable of reaching a maximum of 12:41 h. All things considered, it is undeniable that the Portege Z30-A-12T is not some average subnotebook, but a powerful and well-made machine.

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.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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, 2014-02-11 (Update: 2014-02-11)