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Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size and image quality. There are mixed reviews on the usability and durability.

portability, screen, battery, performance, design

image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Toshiba Satellite Z30-B Notebook Review

 

Not enough pixels! Toshiba's Z30-B-100 is a lightweight Subnotebook that aims to signalize mobility. That is largely achieved, but is a TN screen with a standard HD resolution still up-to-date in 2015?

Lightweight magnesium casing, Good build, Very good battery life, Decent system performance, Swift SSD, Matte screen, Good interface diversity

TN screen, Only HD resolution, Weak viewing angles, Poor speakers, Loud under load

Toshiba does a good job in many aspects of the Satellite Z30-B-100. Although the casing is slightly old, we still like it and the low weight and compact size completely fulfill its mobility claim. In addition, it features up-to-date hardware, decent...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:
Audio system:DTS / DTS Studio Sound
Audio system full duplex:
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 2

Battery

Battery life (max):16
Battery technology: / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No
Discrete graphics memory type:
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
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
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device: / ClickPad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type: / 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 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

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

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: 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

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family: / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Manufacturer:
Processor Model:I5-5200U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
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 Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212
Processor code:SR23Y
Processor package size:40 / 40 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User

Software

Bundled software:Cyberlink Media Player\nDTS Studio Sound\nEvernote\nMcAfee LiveSafe\nMicrosoft Office\nTOSHIBA Display Utility\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA System Settings / CyberLink PowerDVD, Cyberlink Media Player, DTS Studio Sound, Evernote, TOSHIBA Display Utility, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA Function Key, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA System Settings. / CyberLink PowerDVD, Cyberlink Media Player, DTS Studio Sound, Evernote, TOSHIBA Display Utility, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA Function Key, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA System Settings / CyberLink PowerDVD, Cyberlink Media Player, DTS Studio Sound, Evernote, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA Function Key, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, TOSHIBA System Settings, Toshiba Display Utility
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interfaces:
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.7
Height (front):1.39
Height (rear):1.79
Weight:1.2
Width:31.6