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Toshiba Portege Z930 102 Ultrabook Enduring and powerful: Review & Specs

The Toshiba Portege Z930 102 is a 13.3-inch screen premium ultrabook. It is very well equipped (Intel Core i7, 8GB, 256GB SSD), it is designed for mobile professionals or demanding. Thin and light, its endurance over 4 hours continuous video playback.

Toshiba Portege Z930

The Toshiba Portege Z930 102 ultrabook is a very powerful premium. It is very light and fairly good battery backup, but its 13.3-inch screen is not up to par.

The promise

No new chassis in Toshiba Portege Z930 102 ultrabook but a change of Intel, which earned it a new name. Now registered Z930, ultrabook comes in several versions. Here we have brought you the review of Z930-102 which is more upscale, sold for 1600 euros.

Reality

Toshiba Portege Z930

The Toshiba Portege Z930 102 ultrabook is dedicated to demanding users, even professionals. Very light (only 1.09 kg) with a 13.3-inch matte panel, this notebook is adorned with a thin shell while magnesium (1.9 cm thick above) very well done. Externally it is identical in all respects to Portege Z830, the first ultrabook from Toshiba. We find the backlit keyboard, very pleasant to browse at your fingertips. The touchpad, it is still responsive and hosts a fingerprint reader. The hardware starts at the competition.
For Internet surfing and office

The configuration if Toshiba Portege Z930 102 ultrabook is very fast and made of high quality components. The Intel Core i7-3667U (2 GHz) uses 8 GB of RAM. Whether in office or web browsing, the Portégé is comfortable in all areas of predilection of ultrabooks. With its 256 GB SSD, it combines speed and storage capacity. The Windows 7 boot is greatly accelerated and all other file sharing software installations. Perfectly silent when you surf on the Internet (31.3 dB measured), the Portégé Z930 is a bit noisy when you apply the power the machine (38.4 dB max.). As for the mercury, it does not exceed 27 ° C on the palm rest, even at full speed. In contrast, under the machine, the thermometer reached 44 ° C easily, then pay attention to heat stroke. Finally, in video playback, measured the endurance of the machine for more than 4 hours. Time very honest considering the power of the components present but compared to the competition, is just average.

 

Not for newer games

Toshiba Portege Z930

Only the game is not in the program. In fact, Toshiba has integrated graphics controller on the Intel processor for display on the 13.3-inch screen. This is not at all at ease when it comes to displaying scenes of complex 3D games (18 frames per second). However, to play older titles or games in Flash, the Intel is the case.
Connectivity unchanged and screen

The connectivity of Toshiba Portege Z930 102 consists of two USB 2.0, USB 3.0 one, two video outputs (VGA and HDMI full size), and a Gigabit Ethernet jack. Of course, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are also on the menu, and for most of you connected, the Portégé Z930 has a SIM card slot. Attention, the little plastic holder that houses the phone chip is quite thin and fragile. Its display measure diagonal of 13.3 inches, it displays the same resolution (1366 by 768 dots) than the Z830. It also has the same drawbacks as the latter: very bright but too little contrast! Result, some dark areas of photos or films come out a little gray and the image is missing, overall sharpness.
The verdict

Sold almost for 1600 euros, this version of Toshiba Portege Z930 102 is comparative. As powerful as the Acer Aspire S5, it is light, thin and durable. The chassis is well made, has already proven but lack of developments and improvements compared to the aging of the Z830.

This was all regarding one of the premium ultrabook Toshiba Portege Z930 102 present in the market.