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Toshiba Portege Z30t

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Toshiba Portege Z30t. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and battery. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the usability and price. Comments about the image quality and size are different.

durability, portability, screen, battery, performance

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Portege Z30t is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Toshiba Portege Z30t-B Review

 

The best tool for the job is the one you have with you, and you can carry the Toshiba Z30t-B just about anywhere. This ultraportable (starting at $849.99; $1,629.99 as tested) fits a vibrant 13-inch display and a powerful Core i7 processor into a...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10 Notebook Review

 

Old dog, new tricks. The latest Z30t from Toshiba is yet again nearly identical to its brethren from two years ago, though this time, it's sporting a Broadwell chipset and a 1080p touchscreen with antiglare filter. Are these changes enough to keep pace...

lightweight magnesium construction, sturdy base unit, superior thermal management, great overall system performance, long battery life, very good display panel (color, contrast), good input devices

grainy image quality introduced by touchscreen diffusion filter, flimsy display lid, silly maintenance design for a business PC, subpar speakers, expensive when compared to some close competitors

Two years is an eternity in computing terms, and it’s been at least that long since we’ve seen any significant changes to the design of these high-end ultraportables from Toshiba. Nevertheless, in spite of the aging case, the Z30t-B1320 is portable...

Expert review by : Janelle Li (hardwarezone.com)

Toshiba Portege Z30t - The portable workhorse

 

The Toshiba Portege Z30t is an improved version of the Z30, with a bumped up full HD resolution and the addition of multi-touch capability. It retains its highly portable physique at only 1.2kg with a 13.3-inch screen. But how does it match up to the...

Lightweight ; Premium feel ; Business security features

Pointing stick feels rough and unfinished ; Keys not large enough if you have large hands, but it's usable

The Toshiba Portege Z30t is a very lightweight business notebook, with a 13.3-inch screen allowing to fit into tighter compartments compared to the more common 14-inch form factor of its direct competitors. It boots up quickly, as expected of an...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS / DTS Studio Sound
Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / DTS / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Audio system full duplex:
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 2
Number of microphones:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3380
Battery capacity (Watt hours):52
Battery life (max):10 / 11 / 12 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 8
Battery technology: / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2+4 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 2
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Backlight:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

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:32
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 32
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
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 / 1050 / 1100 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3200 x 2000 / 3280 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 4
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / 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 (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 layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:85 / 87
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device: / ClickPad / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Touch Bar:N
Windows keys: / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
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 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
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):433
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 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

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:24-bit / DTS / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Display:
Graphics adapter family:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite):No / Y
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:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 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:2.37
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / 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-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Manufacturer:
Processor Model:I5-4200U / I5-4210U / I5-4300U / I5-4310U / I5-5300U / I5-6200U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U / I7-5500U / I7-5600U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / D1 / F0
System bus rate:4 / 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 / 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 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 / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / 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 Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
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):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):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): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81016 / 85213 / 85214 / 85215 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / I5-4300U / I7-6600U
Processor code:SR170 / SR1EA / SR1EB / SR1ED / SR1EE / SR1EF / SR23V / SR23W / SR23X / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F1
Processor package size:40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / 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
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:DTS Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound \nMcAfee LiveSafe - Protect all your devices (30 days subscription) \nMicrosoft Office - 1 month trial for new customers Microsoft Office 365 \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound \nMcAfee LiveSafe - Protect ALL your devices (free 30-day subscription) \nMicrosoft Office - 1 month trial for new Office 365 customers \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
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 365 / Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office 365

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.7 / 227
Height :1.59 / 15.9
Height (front):1.39 / 1.59 / 1.99
Height (rear):1.79 / 1.99
Weight:1.2 / 1.36
Width:31.6 / 316