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Toshiba Satellite Z930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Toshiba Satellite Z930. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and durability are overall positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The screen and performance get mixed views.

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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 Satellite Z930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite Z930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite Z930 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite Z930 - 13N 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 - 3317U 1.7/2.6GHz, 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8, Bluetooth)Toshiba Satellite Z930 - 13N 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 - 3317U 1.7/2.6GHz, 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8, Bluetooth)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X review

 

Strip an Ultrabook down to the basics and it's really just a very thin laptop. In which case Toshiba's new Z930 may well be the ultimate example of the form: it weighs in at 1.12kg and tapers down to a barely-there 8.3mm. That means it has the same...

Impressive performance, Svelte proportions, Matte display keeps reflections at bay

Loaded with bloatware, Keyboard takes a bit of adjusting to

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Toshiba Satellite Z930 review

 

An Ultrabook upgrade suited to any travelling professional

Ivy Bridge power ; Plenty of connections ; Very portable ; 128GB SSD ; Decent battery life

No Full HD display ; Average speakers ; Bloatware ; Stiff trackpad buttons ; Only one USB 3.0 drive

Toshiba's flagship Ultrabook range is the latest recipient of the new Intel Ivy Bridge processors. The result is the Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X. Although the computer keeps the same chassis as the original Toshiba Z830, the internal components have...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X review

 

We've already seen the Portege version of the Z930, so were eager to try out the much cheaper Satellite model. Apart from a few internal components, there's not much difference between the two, meaning you get a fantastically thin and light Ultrabook...

The keyboard won’t suit everyone, but the Satellite Z930 provides strong performance wrapped up in an attractive, lightweight design. And, at just £799, it’s competitively priced for an Ultrabook.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook review

 

Furthermore, the light weight of the Satellite Z930 allows you to use it on your lap with ease — and it's so light you can easily lift it and hold it up with one hand while you fiddle with your belongings or change position in your seat (if taking...

As far as Ultrabooks are concerned, the Satellite Z930 is a beauty. It's only about 17mm at its thickest point and it weighs well under 1.2kg. Despite being so thin and light it still manages to pack in full-sized ports and very good performance. Pick...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Satellite Z930 review

 

It's very thin and light with decent performance, but you can get a similar laptop for a lot less

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook review

 

As far as Ultrabooks are concerned, the Satellite Z930 is a beauty. It's only about 17mm at its thickest point and it weighs well under 1.2kg. Despite being so thin and light it still manages to pack in full-sized ports and very good performance. Pick...

Oct, 2012

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook

 

The Satellite Z930 is one of the best examples of what an Ultrabook should be: very light, very thin, well featured and fast

Very thin and very light ; Speedy solid state drive ; Full-sized ports ; Gigabit Ethernet

Glossy screen ; Touchpad buttons ; Battery life a little short

As far as Ultrabooks are concerned, the Satellite Z930 is a beauty. It's only about 17mm at its thickest point and it weighs well under 1.2kg. Despite being so thin and light it still manages to pack in full-sized ports and very good performance. Pick...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook

 

The Satellite Z930 is one of the best examples of what an Ultrabook should be: very light, very thin, well featured and fast

Very thin and very light ; Speedy solid state drive ; Full-sized ports ; Gigabit Ethernet

Glossy screen ; Touchpad buttons ; Battery life a little short

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Toshiba Satellite Z930-119 Ultrabook

 

Ultrabook tuning. The Toshiba Satellite Z930 is the second-generation of Toshiba's ultrabook line, replacing the Satellite Z830. While the case is largely the same, the newer Satellite receives an updated Ivy Bridge processor. Does this new ultrabook...

Extremely light 13.3 incher, Rigid within the realms of what's possible, Matte surfaces, Many ports at the rear, High application performance, Fast, big SSD, Full performance on battery, Very good battery life, Fan's low operating noise, Low heat...

TFT's weak colors, viewing angles, Built-in battery, Weak typing feedback, Stiff mouse keys, No docking option, As before, better viewing angles and the usually corresponding higher contrasts

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Satellite Z930

 

An upgrade on last year's Z830, the Satellite Z930 is an excellent portable and flexible laptop.

Slim and light, yet still fully featured. Backlit keyboard.

Only one USB 3.0 port. 1366x768, highly glossy screen.

Just like the Z830, the Z930 is a great laptop for portability and flexibility. We'd love it if it had a better quality screen, like Samsung's Series 9, but for port complement it can't be beat.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / Dolby Advanced HD / HD / HDA / Realtek ALC269Q-VB5-GR / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Audio system full duplex:
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):8 / 8.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.8
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, grey / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Magenta / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product colour:Black, grey / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Silver
Product Type:Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:HD Ready / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Discrete graphics memory type:
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 1696
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
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:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch / English / English, French / French / German / Italian
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Number of hot keys:13
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:10 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-60 - 1000 / -60 - 10000 / 0 - 40000
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-60 - 3000 / 0 - 10000
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
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:24-bit / Dolby Advanced HD / HD / HDA / Realtek ALC269Q-VB5-GR / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display: / LCD / LED / TFT
Display diagonal (metric):33.8
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family: / Intel
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Internal video mode, resolution:1366 x 768
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

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:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
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
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer: / Intel
Processor Model:I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3667U / I7-3687U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
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:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: 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 My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): 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® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64898 / 65707 / 71258 / 72055 / 72057 / I5-3317U / I7-3667U
Processor code:SR0N5 / SR0N8 / SR0XF / SR0XH / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:225 x 75 x 84 / 3GPP, AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / Acrobat Reader • Adobe Photoshop Elements • Click to DVD • Dvgate • EverQuest • Movie Shaker • Network Smart Capture • Norton Antivirus • PictureGear Studio • PowerDVD for VAIO • QuickTime • Real One Player • RecordNow DX • SonicStage • Sony Style Imaging • UI Design Selector • VAIO Edit Components • VAIO Web Phone / Eco Utility, Evernote, Norton Internet Security™ (Trial Version), Norton Online Backup Utility, Splashtop (remote desktop), Toshiba Desktop Assist, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor, Toshiba Peak Shift, TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator, TOSHIBA Resolution+™, Toshiba Video Player, User Guide / HeadSetup / Infineon TPM Software Professional Package\nIntel AppUp Center\nIntel Rapid Start Technology Software\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nIntel Wireless Display\nMcAfee AntiTheft\nMcAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nSRS Premium Sound 3D\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Intelligent Display Management\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Places Icon Utility\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro / Intel AppUp Center\nIntel Rapid Start Technology Software\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nIntel Wireless Display\nMcAfee AntiTheft\nMcAfee Security Advisor\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nSRS Premium Sound 3D\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Function Key\nTOSHIBA Intelligent Display Management\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Places Icon Utility\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA System Settings\nTOSHIBA Tempro / Mac OS 10.3.4 + / McAfee Security Advisor\nIntel AppUp Center\nIntel Rapid Start Technology Software\nIntel Rapid Storage Technology\nIntel Wireless Display\nMcAfee AntiTheft\nMicrosoft FreshPaint\nMicrosoft Solitair Collection\nSRS Premium Sound 3D\nTOSHIBA Desktop Assist\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Intelligent Display Management\nTOSHIBA Media Player\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Places\nTOSHIBA Places Icon Utility\nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator\nTOSHIBA Resolution+\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nTOSHIBA Tempro / Nero KwikMedia, Nero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup \nToshiba Eco Utility\nToshiba HDD / SSD Alert \nToshiba PC Health Monitor \nToshiba Service Station \nToshiba Tempro\nToshiba Security Assist\nToshiba Intelligent Display management \nSkype \nToshiba Recovery Media Creator / Nero Mercury Media, Nero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup \nToshiba Eco Utility\nToshiba HDD / SSD Alert \nToshiba PC Health Monitor \nToshiba Service Station \nToshiba TEMPRO\nToshiba Assist, gives you access to utilities Managebility Toshiba \nToshiba Security Assist\nToshiba Intelligent Display Management \nSkype \nToshiba Recovery Media Creator / TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor \nTOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator \nTOSHIBA Places \nTOSHIBA Resolution+ Plug-in for Windows Media Player \nTOSHIBA Service Station \nTOSHIBA System Settings \nTOSHIBA Tempro / TOSHIBA Supervisor Password Utility, TOSHIBA HDD Protection, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor\nTOSHIBA Sleep Utility, TOSHIBA Disc Creator\nTOSHIBA Video Player, TOSHIBA eco Utility\nAmazon, Splashtop Streamer and Client\nIntel App Up center\nAdobe Reader X\nEvernote, WildTangent, Toshiba Media Player by sMedio Truelink+\nTOSHIBA Service Station, TOSHIBA Resolution+\nNorton Online Backup\nTOSHIBA HW Setup Utility\nTOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator / Windows 2000\nWindows XP\nWindows Vista\nWindows 7\nMac OS X 9.x / Windows Vista/2003/XP/x64/2000/ME/98SE\nMAC OS X / WindowsXP/Vista/Win7\nMAC OS 10.6
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel / Microsoft Office 2013/365, Norton Internet Security / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDIO / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
USB connector type:USB A

Video

External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.7 / 23
Height :1.59
Height (front):1.49 / 8 / 8.3
Height (rear):1.58 / 1.59 / 2
Power adapter depth:2.52
Power adapter height:4.49
Power adapter weight:205
Power adapter width:9.25
Weight:1 / 1.12
Width:31.6 / 32