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Toshiba Portege Z30-C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Toshiba Portege Z30-C. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the performance and keyboard. The battery and connectivity also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the price. The size and design get negative comments.

portability, connectivity, battery, keyboard, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Portege Z30-C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jacob Grana (techradar.com)

Toshiba Portégé Z30 review

 

Everything business users want, and little else

Tactile backlit keyboard ; Ports galore ; Solid battery life

Lackluster screen ; Tinny, oddly-placed speakers ; Imprecise trackpad

The average user will not find the Toshiba Portégé Z30's abundance of ports or backlit keyboard enough to justify its high price.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Desire Athow (techradar.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-C-125 review

 

A surprisingly good Ultrabook despite the price tag

Light and nicely portable ; Good connectivity for a thin laptop ; Quality components

Display has issues with flex and colour vibrancy ; Design hasn't changed much over the years ; Lacks a DisplayPort

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30 review

 

Z-series laptop is joined by the Tecra Z40 and Z50

Haswell ; Connectivity ; Lightweight ; Keyboard ; Dock sharing

Display

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Justin Pot (digitaltrends.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-C1310 review

 

A painfully outdated display and absurd price doom the Z30 from the start.

If you’re looking for business-class laptop, you’ve got options, so devices that hope to crack this market need to stand out in some way. The Toshiba Portege offers good performance, ports for everything, and fantastic battery life, but at the same...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Toshiba Portégé Z30-C-138 Subnotebook Review

 

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...

IPS panel, matte display, light magnesium casing, decent build, very good system performance, fast SSD, often noiseless, LTE modem, good interface diversity including dock, very good microphone

poor speakers, loud during load, input devices' weak feedback, weak Turbo utilization, comparatively short battery life

Toshiba's Portégé Z30-C-138 is an extremely lightweight premium-range subnotebook for the business world. Buyers who put 2000 Euros (~$2252) on the counter will get business-suitable connectivity (LTE, docking) and the best security features including...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-C-16P

 

good battery life, very light, nice screen brightness.

not much compatibility with linux based systems, i.e keyboard fn keys and backlights can not easily be modified and there is little to no support from Toshiba (this was originally a Windows laptop though so I can not really complain).

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30-C-156

 

Extremely light weight while still retaining fast performance.

13.3" is just that tiny bit too small such that I wind up using an external monitor most of the time.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS / DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:24-bit / DTS Studio Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3380
Battery capacity (Watt hours):52
Battery life (max):11 / 12 / 14 / 17 / 18
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:Full HD
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Front camera signal format:1080p
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:CE / TUV
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Colour name:Steel grey metallic
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Grey, Metallic / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Stainless steel / Stainless steel
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium / Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Grey, Metallic / Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Stainless steel / Silver / Stainless steel
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Features

Motherboard ARK ID:87

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:N / No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:32
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
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:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24 / 60

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Spanish
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:8 / 85 / 86 / 87
Number of hot keys:87
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:ClickPad / DualPoint / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA+ / HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100 / 1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 / Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Operational conditions

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

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-RW
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:24-bit / DTS Studio Sound
Model availability:1

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:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:N / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:No / Y
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 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
AC adapter output current:19 / 2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 2.37
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard ARK ID:87
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 2X4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Haswell / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-6200U / I5-6300U / i5-8250U / I7-4500U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D1 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
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 / Y / 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
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / 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: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / 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 Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / 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):N / No / 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 / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): 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): Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
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
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 75460 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / I5-6300U
Processor code:SR16Z / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR3LA
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0\nToshiba Face Recognition\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Zooming Utility\nToshiba Console\nToshiba Recovery / DTS Studio Sound \nTOSHIBA eco Utility \nTOSHIBA 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\nMcAfee LiveSafe\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 / DTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / https://www.ingrammicro.at/pdf/4041C77.pdf / https://www.ingrammicro.at/pdf/4041C86.pdf / TOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nDTS Studio Sound / TOSHIBA Eco Utility ™ \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / TOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Display Utility\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA Start\nDTS Studio Sound\nIntel Wireless Display / TOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nDTS Studio Sound / TOSHIBA Eco Utility™ \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nDTS® Studio Sound™ / TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility / TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nDTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 365 / McAfee LiveSafe™, Microsoft Office / Microsof Office, McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 365, McAfee® Internet Security 2010 / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MiniSD, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / MMC,SD,SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:256 / 512
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
SSD interface:Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.9 / 22.7 / 227 / 316
Height :13.9
Height (front):1.39
Height (rear):1.79
Weight:1.2
Width:21.6 / 216 / 227 / 31.6 / 316