Toshiba Portege Z30 Windows 8 Ultrabook

Even though you can argue that hybrid-system tablets and ultrabooks are better choices these days, some people are just hard enough to be persuaded to buying such options. Luckily, companies like Toshiba still pursue ultrabooks as a viable option despite the swarm of slimmer and featherweight gadgets. Today we are taking a look at the company’s new ultrabook in the name of Portégé Z30. Depending on what configuration or specs you packed, you get a premium ultrabook that is well designed even for your business and security needs.

At less than 2mm thick and less than 2kg in weight, the Z30 of Toshiba is already lightweight and easy to bring along as an ultrabook. This 13-inch ultrabook, however, loses its part when it comes to design. The minimalistic style portrayed in this model is superb, but you won’t get anything appealing at all to please the people in front of your coffee table. At least, though, the Toshiba Portege Z30 is proud to wear a magnesium alloy body that comes in a dark grey fashion, pronouncing of how well-made it is in respect for its price.

The Toshiba Portege Z30 also actually comes in two versions: the Z30 (our model) and a touch version in the name of Z30T; again, this will be depending on what you need. Being overly configurable, you have the option to choose between operating systems of Windows 8.1 (touch-optimized) or only Windows 7. Both models also come with a huge difference in between: our model only supports a seemingly poor display at only 1366x768p, while the touch version gets a standard resolution of 1920x1080p (full HD) that is so sweet to the eyes.

Opening the lid of the ultrabook is exceptionally easy with only one hand rather than two, but overly excited people may find the hinge too loose at times. Looking around the ultrabook, the Toshiba Portege Z30 as promised sports a lot of connectivity options: 3 USB 3.0 ports, an optional SmartCard reader, Ethernet port, RBG (VGA) port, HDMI port, an audio port, and even an optional SIM card slot for data connections. The system grilles are also properly put at the back of the body, making it disappear virtually from sight.

Then there’s the keyboard and the trackpad. Toshiba made a very good deal with the Z30 by including a spill-proof keyboard here that is such a pleasure to type on. Key travel is deep enough but is still tactile and friendly, and thanks to the glowing blue backlighting, typing in the dark won’t be a hassle anymore. Then there’s the trackpoint aside from the trackpad itself: colored blue, the trackpoint is easy to use in navigating through the Explorer along, and still finds its way off the disturbance when typing. Lastly, the amply spaced trackpad is at the same time a clickpad as well! Below the trackpad is a fingerprint sensor for extra security measures.

As a very configurable model, and aside from choosing between operating systems and different types of displays, you can choose between all kinds of Haswell processors from Core i3 to Core i7. RAM can also get around at 8GB or even up to 16GB by using two memory cards within. All modes come with an Intel HD Graphics 4400 for general multimedia and gaming. If you are still fond of the ‘optional’ thing, the Z30 (together with the rest of the models in the series) talks about a docking station for extra performance power. Lastly, the battery is claimed by the company to be good for more or less 12 hours, and I seem not to doubt that because of how efficient Haswell processors can be.

So far, the price known for the Toshiba Portege Z30 is around $1279, but at least you get all quality features and business extras. If you want bigger room for the display, you can also check out Z40 and Z50 of the same line from the company, all offered at the same batch.

Toshiba Portege Z30 Windows 8 Ultrabook Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 57,000.00

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