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Toshiba Portege Z830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 reviews of Toshiba Portege Z830. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and keyboard are overall positive. The design and performance also get good opinions, but the sound and reliability get critical comments. The price and screen get mixed opinions.

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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 Portege Z830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Portege Z830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Portege Z830 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

usability, portability, performance, keyboard, screen

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

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Toshiba Portege Z835 review

 

Toshiba should know a thing or two about skinny, featherweight laptops. Back in 2007, the company unveiled the Portege R500, a 2.4-pound laptop

Aggressively priced ; Long battery life ; Lightweight, even for an Ultrabook ; Wide selection of ports, backlit keyboard

Performance trails other Ultrabooks ; Poor viewing angles ; Dated design, minor build quality issues

Lightest. Least expensive. Best selection of ports. There are tons of reasons to love this aggressively priced Ultrabook, though its dated design and so-so performance will turn off some shoppers.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Portege Z830-S8302

 

The Toshiba Portege Z830-S8302 is a slim, speedy ultrabook that may be a little too light and too pricey for mass appeal.

Svelte magnesium alloy design. Backlit keyboard. Lighter chassis, complete with more I/O ports than any other ultrabook. SD card slot. WiDi 2.0 video streaming

Expensive. Wobbly screen. Finicky keyboard. Non-removable battery

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite Z830-10J Ultrabook

 

Light as a feather. The power of a big notebook, but as light as

Extremely light for 13.3 inches; Rigid within the realms of what's possible; Fingerprint resistant surfaces; Comparatively many ports; Many ports at the rear; Good keyboard; High application performance; Full performance on battery power possible; Low...

Permanently audible fan; No docking option; Weak colors, viewing angles on the TFT; Built-in battery; Moderate battery life; Stiff mouse keys

The Acer Aspire S3, the Asus Zenbook UX31 (13.3 inch), UX21 (11.6 inch) and the Lenovo U300s are immediate contenders. Non-ultrabook contenders would be the MacBook Air 13, Lenovo X1, Dell Inspiron 14z and Samsung Series 9 900X3A.

Jan, 2012

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Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Toshiba Portégé Z830 Ultrabook Review

 

Ultrabook perfection. Almost.

Very slim and light, Unibody design, Remains cool, Sturdy chassis, Good battery life

Slightly expensive, Fan makes noise when rear vent covered

Starting up the Z830 I noticed two things: how incredibly fast it is, and how much bloatware Toshiba has added on it. Windows 7 (Home Premium) actually boots up in 11 seconds flat thanks to the internal 128GB SSD. Obviously the Intel Core i5-2467M...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Leo Boon Yeow (hardwarezone.com)

Toshiba Portege Z830 (Core i7) - A Business User's Best Friend

 

The world's smallest and lightest Ultrabook, the Core i7 Toshiba Portege Z830 is not only very portable, but it's also fit for the corporate world. It comes with essential security features, a full suite of connectivity options, and something extra up...

Superb battery life ; Very thin and light ; Premium materials ; Business friendly features

Flimsy feel ; Shallow keyboard ; No larrge clickable trackpad

Dec, 2011

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

Toshiba Portege Z830 13.3″ Ultrabook Laptop Review – Toshiba Creates One Amazing SSD Ultrabook!

 

As much as the Toshiba Z830 is truly eye candy, it had to be capable of keeping up with our activities to be a part of our family.  It arrived last Friday.  We immediately configured it for our needs and headed out several hours down the road for a...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Leo Boon Yeow (hardwarezone.com)

Toshiba Portege Z830 Singapore Launch - Portability Extreme

 

Toshiba recently had a launch event that featured what Toshiba claims is the thinnest and lightest Ultrabook in the market right now. They also took the opportunity to introduce two new tablets, and a new all-in-one PC.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

Toshiba Portege Z835 Ultrabook

 

The Toshiba Portege Z835 may have been the least expensive laptop in our ultrabook test, but make no mistake — this super-light laptop is a power player, making it our budget buy recommendation. The Z835 was easily the lightest laptop in our...

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

Toshiba Satellite Z830 (PT22LA-001001) Ultrabook

 

The way we hoped Ultrabooks would materialise when we first heard about them is about as close as Toshiba has gotten with its design of the 13.3in Sat...

Design ; Features ; Backlit keyboard

Screen's viewing angles ; Touchpad buttons ; Sharp chassis corners

If you want to buy an Ultrabook, then buy this one. It's only 1.1kg and 16mm thick, but it has a conventional feature-set and it feels very comfortable to use. We enjoyed reviewing it very much, more so than the models from Acer and ASUS. Our only...

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

In pictures: Toshiba Portege Z830 ultralight laptop

 

Toshiba has a great bit of kit on its hands with the ultralight, 13.3in Portege Z830 laptop.

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