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Toshiba Satellite Z930-13N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Toshiba Satellite Z930-13N. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the durability. The sound and touchpad get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Satellite Z930-13N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Satellite Z930-13N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Toshiba Satellite Z930-13N 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 Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and performance are generally positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

portability, size, price, performance, design

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)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Toshiba Satellite Z930-119 Ultrabook

 

Ultrabook tuning. The Toshiba Satellite Z930 is the second-genera

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

Pretty colors on the screen could make this ultrabook to a real threat to the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A.

Jul, 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: (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Satellite Z930 (PT23LA-00D009) Ultrabook

 

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...

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: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Portege Z930 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Toshiba Portege Z930 sits on the Japanese company's business line of notebooks, offering an Ultrabook for those hard at work. As Ultrabooks often

Jun, 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: (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

We had a better time with the touchpad, which has separate physical buttons rather than an all-in-one design. Again, button travel is limited, but they feel much more responsive in use. The touchpad is a decent size, using the same 16:9 aspect ratio as...

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (techworld.com)

Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook review

 

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

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

Consumer review by: Sinan (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Z930-13N

 

Sleek design and good quality screen

Fan of the laptop is noisy. I don't see it performing better than my old laptop having half of processing capacity of this laptop. And I bought a refurbished one and with almost no instructions/ warranty docs etc. I feel like it was used for sometime....

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3200
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:3200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
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
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
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
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / French / German / Italian
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
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 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 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:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 1574803.1
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:0 - 393700.8
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 / HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD / SRS PS HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Diagonal (metric):13.3
Ethernet interface type: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 Data

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

Performance

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
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:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 20
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, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3317U / I7-3667U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3317U / I7-3667U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 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 AES New Instructions: 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 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 Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
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):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® 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® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64898 / 65707
Processor code:SR0N5 / SR0N8
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software: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 / 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
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, 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, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
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

Depth:8.94
Height (front):0.327
Height (rear):0.626
Weight:2.47
Width:12.4