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Toshiba Portege Z930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Toshiba Portege Z930. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and battery are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and keyboard. Many are less positive about the image quality and touchpad.

portability, performance, usability, battery, design

screen, price, touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Portege Z930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Portege Z930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Toshiba Portege Z930 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and keyboard. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the price and durability.

portability, performance, usability, keyboard, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Portege Z930 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 3437U 1.9GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7Toshiba Portege Z930 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 3437U 1.9GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Portégé Z930-105 Ultrabook

 

Ultra-slim business. Striking looks, low weight, long runtimes and first-rate connections. Sounds like the perfect business qualities. However, there are shortcomings in details. Why is the premium claim not met?

Very lightweight, Solid base unit, Matte surfaces, Rear-sided ports, High application performance, Very swift SSD, 100% performance on battery power, Usually quiet fan, Low heat dissipation, Bright, matte screen, The low weight and the base unit's...

Tight viewing angle, Non-removable battery, Weak typing feedback, Virtually inexistent mouse key drop, No docking port, Input devices are the most crucial elements in business. However, the build prevents a longer key drop for better feedback. The...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Toshiba Portégé Z930-10Q ultrabook review

 

Summary: Toshiba's 13.3in. Portégé Z930 is a small, neat and lightweight business-grade ultrabook with mobile broadband support. However, it's expensive, and the screen could be better.

Extremely light and compact, Good range of full-size connectors, Integrated mobile broadband, Very good performance

Poor vertical screen viewing angles, Rear-mounted connectors are awkward to access, Expensive

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Toshiba Portege Z930 Review

 

When Toshiba updated the Portege Z830 with the newer processor, they just changed to the newer processor. The form factor, the rest of the specs and most importantly, the very light build remained as it is. And that keeps the Z930 as the lightest...

Very slim and light, Non reflective display, Good keyboard for marathon typing sessions, Good battery life

Port placement behind the display is annoying, Rivals offer better display resolution numbers, Slightly boring persona

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Elric Phares (motherboards.org)

Toshiba Portégé Z930 Intel Core i5 Windows 7 Ultrabook Unboxing

 

Toshiba Portégé Z930 Intel Core i5 Windows 7 Ultrabook Unboxing

Nov, 2012

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

Toshiba Portege Z930 Ultrabook (model PT235A-00V00D01)

 

Toshiba Portege Z930 review: a business-oriented Ultrabook with good features, an impressively light weight and thin chassis

Core i7 CPU ; Fast SSD ; Built-in HDMI, VGA, Ethernet ; Battery life

Screen's viewing angles ; Touchpad could be better ; No keyboard backlight ; Only one USB 3.0 port

Toshiba's thin-and-light Portege Z930 ships with business features such as a vPro chipset, biometrics and integrated 3G, in addition to a useful range of built-in ports. It could use a better screen, touchpad and keyboard, but its overall usability is...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Toshiba Portege Z930

 

Toshiba takes back the title of lightest 13in laptop in the world with this Ultrabook.

Lightest 13-inch laptop ever, Fully featured, Powerful, Good battery life

Not the most attractive, Minor upgrade to last model, Expensive, Average screen and keyboard

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

Toshiba Portege Z930 Review - Tech2

 

There's a new Ultrabook from Toshiba and it's based on Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture. The model we're reviewing is the Portege Z930-X3430.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (tech.firstpost.com)

Toshiba Portege Z930 Review

 

This year has been pretty big as far as Intel goes. There's the Ultrabooks movement and also the big Windows 8 launch that has been the centre of attention, apart from smartphones and tablets, of course. Following this trend, there have been several...

The Toshiba Portege Z930 is priced at Rs. 96,000 here in India. It’s not necessarily the sturdiest of Ultrabooks, but it is one of the lighest. So if you’re travelling a lot and need something light and reasonably powerful, then this has to be it. Of...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba Portégé Z930-108 review

 

The Toshiba Portégé Z930 shares the same chassis as its predecessor, the Z830. The Toshiba Z830 was the company's first ultrabook, an attempt to clone the look and specification of the Apple MacBook Air. But as a development of the Z830, it means the...

Toshiba's Z930-108 could make a good choice as a portable business laptop. It's thin, extremely light and has good build quality. Features are abundant and it’s a fast performer too. But the Z930-108 doesn't quite deserve the ultimate business laptop...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Toshiba Port?g? Z930-X3430

 

The Toshiba Portégé Z930-X3430 Ultrabook is powered with Intel Core i5 processor and runs on Windows 7 Professional OS. This is a sleek and stylish notebook by Toshiba meant for the business professional or high level executives. The Toshiba Portégé...

Jul, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / 24-bit stereo / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:192
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:14.8
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:14.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Metallic / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Market positioning:Business / Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:16
HD type:HD / Not supported
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00846 x 0.00846
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696 / 4.096
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0472
Keyboard language:Czech / English / French / German / Polish / Russian / Spanish
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSPA,WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA,UMTS
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:3G / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 1574803.1
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:24-bit / 24-bit stereo / HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
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 communication data transfer rate:4
Wireless communication version:4
Wireless Technology:3G, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / Wireless LAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
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 Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
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:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I5-3437U / I7-3667U / I7-3687U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
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 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I5-3437U / 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 i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / 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:N / 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 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: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64898 / 64903 / 65697 / 65707 / 71258 / 71259 / 72055 / 72057
Processor code:SR0N5 / SR0N7 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XE / SR0XF / SR0XH / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Infineon TPM Software Professional Package\nSkype\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Eco Utility\nToshiba HDD/SSD Alert\nToshiba Intelligent Display Management\nToshiba PC Health Monitor\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nToshiba Service Station\nToshiba TEMPRO / Infineon TPM Software, Skype, Toshiba Assist, Toshiba Eco Utility, Toshiba HDD/SSD Alert, Toshiba Intelligent Display Management, Toshiba PC Health Monitor, Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Toshiba Security Assist, Toshiba Service Station,Toshiba Tempro / Nero KwikMedia, Nero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup\nNástroj Toshiba Eco Utility\nToshiba PC Health Monitor\nToshiba Service Station\nToshiba Tempro\nInfineon TPM Software Professional\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Security Assist\nToshiba Intelligent Display Management\nSkype\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator / Skype\nInfineon TPM\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Eco Utility\nToshiba HDD/SSD Alert \nToshiba Intelligent Display Management \nToshiba PC Health Monitor \nToshiba Recovery Media Creator \nToshiba Security Assist\nToshiba Service Station \nToshiba Tempro / Skype\nToshiba Assist\nToshiba Eco Utility\nToshiba HDD / SSD Alert\nToshiba Intelligent Display Management\nToshiba PC Health Monitor\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nToshiba Security Assist\nToshiba Service Station\nToshiba Tempro / Skype\nToshiba Eco Utility\nToshiba PC Health Monitor\nToshiba Tempro\nToshiba Intelligent Display Management\nToshiba Recovery Media Creator\nWildTangent Games Console\nNero KwikMedia, Nero BackItUp & Burn Autobackup
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Word & Excel / Microsoft Office 2010, McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

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

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:6.35
Depth:8.94
Height (front):0.327
Height (rear):0.626
Weight:2.47
Width:12.4