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Toshiba Portege Z30-C-138


Toshiba Portege Z30-C-138
Toshiba Portege Z30-C-138 (Portege Z30 Series)
Intel Core i7-6500U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 1000 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz
16384 MB 
, DDR3L 2x 8GB
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, TOS508F, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ512G8NY, 512 GB 
, 375 GB free
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC, 1 SmartCard, port for Toshiba Hi-Speed Port Replicator III
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, LTE
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 316 x 227 ( = 0.7 x 12.44 x 8.94 in)
52 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: 2.0 MP FHD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound, Keyboard: 87 keys, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee Life Safe (30 day trial), Office 365 (1 month trial), Cyberlink Power Director/Power2Go, Evernote, Spotify, Toshiba Tools, 24 Months Warranty
1.218 kg ( = 42.96 oz / 2.69 pounds), Power Supply: 312 g ( = 11.01 oz / 0.69 pounds)



Average Score: 84.9% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 67%, features: 58%, display: 87% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Toshiba Portege Z30-C-138

84.9% Toshiba Portégé Z30-C-138 Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
Lightweight. This is premium range business for well-heeled customers: The entire who-is-who of laptop technology is on-board for 2000 Euros (~$2252). Unfortunately, there is also some conservative equipment. A modern USB Type-C? - Not in sight. On the other hand, plenty of security and productivity features like a docking port, LTE modem and TPM are present.
Toshiba Portégé Z30-C-138
Source: c't - Heft 17/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2016


Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.

1.218 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

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.

84.9%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09- 9 (Update: 2016-09- 9)