An ultrabook with a very good and balanced outcome
The Toshiba Portégé Z30 is one of the most balanced Ultrabooks that can be found on the market today. A team that is located in the wall between users and multimedia professionals, with many arguments to become one of the best portable works light that can be found today. Among them, it is remarkable lightness of just 1.2 kilos, making it very handy equipment, the quality of its screen matte appearance to answer any travel or autonomy up to 12 hours.
The first aspect we want to emphasize this laptop is its screen. A priori it may seem that this is a feature that has not much care Toshiba, as their standard resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels calls little attention when compared to the proposals in recent months. But that impression changes quickly when you start to use this equipment, especially if you often travel or work in areas with light sources that impact directly on the panel.
The reflections on the screen is virtually nil, so we have to work with the brightness butt to save the sunlight and the content is quite readable even with the lowest brightness level. You will not have as much glare screen shiny (glossy), but it is a great for users who travel with their portable advantage. In the basic configuration we tested the conventional screen, but the Japanese company also offers a configuration with touch panel.
Another of the highlights of this equipment is its design. Despite the fact that only 1.2 kilos it a really manageable team oriented and highly mobile professionals who travel often. This is coupled with a very competitive thickness of 1.8 inches. Regarding the team’s own lines, we find a quite elegant and understated design with the use of magnesium in dark gray and laminated appearance. The keyboard is on par with this design, with the keys in black with a good level of separation between themselves and a good height for easy writing. This keyboard is backlit. The full dimensions of the Toshiba Portégé Z30 are 22.7 x 31.6 x 1.79 inches. Briefly, a laptop very well constructed and balanced in its entirety.
Overall, we found that the Toshiba Portégé Z30 has a very smooth performance in most applications within the Windows system. Yes, still not a team designed for heavy use applications and games, as with most ultrabooks in the market. To function uses an Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor and a power of 1.6 GHz, this chip can raise its power up to 2.6 GHz in the times when we need greater processing capacity and function as if we were actually four physical cores. This is coupled with a RAM of 8 GB. Moreover, in the field of physical memory fail an SSD of 256 GB. This technology allows a very fast boot (especially if you opted for the Windows 8 operating system).
In its basic configuration, the Toshiba Portege Z30 bets for the operating system Windows 7. For users who want to make the jump to Windows 8, the Japanese company has also included a DVD to make the jump to this platform. Here you have to give a slap on the company, as the Portégé Z30 has no DVD drive and would have to get an external reader to switch platforms. The logical thing would have been to include a USB memory or SD card with the system (albeit a more expensive option) and that this process had fewer obstacles.
In the field of applications, one of the most exciting additions Team is a fingerprint reader to improve the safety of the device. He also liked the ECO mode to achieve a greater battery performance when we use the laptop, and a utility called TEMPRO that advises the user computer configurations that may be undermining their performance.
Toshiba has put a lot of care in the field of connections for versatility of this laptop. For example, we have three USB 3.0 ports for transfer rates up to 10 times that of traditional USB. In addition, we can perform load a smartphone or tablet even when the computer is in sleep state. Also highlights the inclusion of an Ethernet port, something very rare in such fine as the Toshiba laptop, and an HDMI port full size. The connections continue with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a card reader SD memory connection. Finally, it is important to highlight smartcard reader (smart cards) on the left side of the ultrabook.
The multimedia aspect is one of the least powerful of the team. Remember that this is a standard resolution screen that is attached to a sound system somewhat limited. Although the quality is not bad for a laptop, if that is you miss a more powerful audio. This set comes complete with a webcam for videoconferencing.
The battery of this laptop would reach for a theoretical use of up to 12 hours. Of course, within the more intensive use of the laptop that we have carried out during our tests the autonomy has allowed use of about six hours and a half, which is still a very remarkable figure for use in travel and travel.