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Toshiba Portege Z30-A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Toshiba Portege Z30-A. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The size and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, performance, size, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Portege Z30-A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Portege Z30-A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Toshiba Portege Z30-A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

40% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portege Z30-A-10W 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit)Toshiba Portege Z30-A-10W 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-1FD

 

Small and compact with great battery life

Jumps to picture screen size to often

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-1GX

 

With the SSD memory it's proving to be a very quiet and fast performing unit. File transfer is fast and I'm looking forward to the video work I bought the unit for. Useful zoom feature with by holding finger on the pad and stroking with another one..

The touch pad takes a while to get used to. Finally realised bottom of the pad works like a normal left or right button!

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-13X

 

Light and rigid

Could be a little thinner

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A-1D6

 

On a par with MacbookAir

No

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A-1D6

 

Excellent performance from a lightweight machine, connectivity to other kit so far effortless

The mouse pad could do with clearer click buttons on the base. Mouse sensitivity needs tweaking with. Office 2013 isn't fun but that's not the machines fault!

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A-1D6

 

Processing time on large Excel models reduced by 40% compared with similar Ultrabooks.

Processing time for large Excel models still considerable.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-10W

 

Fast boot time Light and relatively small All the ports I could even need (compared to similar Dell machines) Battery life good enough for most long haul flights!

Poor screen for the price (not a factor for me as a business machine) so need to keep on max brightness really unless in low light

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-A-10W

 

Fast boot time ; Light and relatively small ; All the ports I could even need (compared to similar Dell machines) ; Battery life good enough for most long haul flights

Poor screen for the price (not a factor for me as a business machine) so need to keep on max brightness really unless in low light

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / DTS / DTS Sound / DTS Sound Studio / DTS Studio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS® Studio Sound / HD
Audio system full duplex:
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3380
Battery capacity (Watt hours):52
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 13.3 / 4 / 6.5
Battery technology: / Li-ion Polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product: / Black / Black, grey / Black, Grey, Metallic / Black, Stainless Steel / Blue, Stainless steel / Green, Metallic / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Metallic, Silver / Grey, Silver / Metallic / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Grey, Metallic / Black, Stainless Steel / Blue, Stainless steel / Green, Metallic / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Metallic, Silver / Grey, Silver / Metallic / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display diagonal:33.8 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000 / 3280 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 1.7 / 2
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):60

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch / German / German, English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:102 / 86 / 87
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device: / ClickPad / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-60 - 10000 / 0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-60 - 3000 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:4
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / No
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio system:24-bit / DTS / DTS Sound / DTS Sound Studio / DTS Studio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS® Studio Sound / HD
Display:
Graphics adapter family:
HD-Ready: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite):No / Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM86 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2X4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Manufacturer:
Processor Model:I3-4010U / I3-4030U / I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I5-4300U / I5-4310U / I5-5200U / I7-4500U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / 85212 / I3-4030U / I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I5-4300U / I7-4500U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EA / SR1EB / SR1ED / SR1EE / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR23Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User / Supervisor, SSD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:DTS / DTS Sound Studio \nTOSHIBA eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Sound Studio\nTOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor. / DTS Studio Sound \nTOSHIBA eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor. / DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS® Studio Sound™ \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility™ \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS® Studio Sound™\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility™\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / TOSHIBA eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / Toshiba Eco Utility, Toshiba PC Health Monitor
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee® Internet Security, Microsoft ® Office 2013 / McAfee® Internet Security, Microsoft® Office 2013 / Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MMC, SD, SDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC / SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:mSATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA / SATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Video

External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1280 x 1024
External video modes refresh rate (max):85
External video modes resolution (max):1920 x 1200 / 1980 x 1200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.7 / 227 / 25.8 / 31.6
Height :1.39 / 1.79 / 2.4
Height (front):1.39
Height (rear):1.79
Weight:1.2 / 2.3
Width:22.7 / 31.6 / 316 / 37.9