Friday, January 13, 2012

Toshiba Portege Z830 - ultrabook for businessman

           Toshiba Portege Z830 perhaps is not the best with ultrabooks sold, but has improved, for which competition is not decided. Is it worth it to spend on this new laptop close to $ 899? Answer the following test.

              Not all so-called 'Revolutionary' ideas from the technology industry giants are hit. A good example is smartbooks, or device designed to integrate the best features of netbooks and smartphones. Unfortunately, due to poor marketing and lack of ideas on the development of the segment, the idea of ​​smartbooks died sooner than he was born. In an era dominated by tablets and increasingly powerful mobile phones, many people ultrabooki pronounced the same fate. Adoption by the first consumer models shows that the technological garbage dump but they do not reach.
                Toshiba knows how to attract customers to each business, and led to just such a ultrabook Portege Z830. This equipment meets all the basic conditions required by this type of machines to Intel. Although it is not as impressive as the Asus is definitely Zenbook can call it as practical. The new laptop has a rich set of communication ports, and sales is also a version with 3G modem.


              Despite a good first impression, housing design ultrabook Toshiba somewhat limp. The whole structure is light and slim, because it creates a magnesium-aluminum alloy, which is generally resistant to mechanical damage. The new laptop, however, seems too sensitive, reacting nervously to the pressure point. Especially be careful around the touchpad and display the lapel grabbing. Their two cents to this effect can offer uncertain hinges of the screen. Their location and stability leaves much to be desired, so that the matrix can vibrate like a tuning fork. 


UX31 Asus vs. Toshiba Portege Z830
              Slightly better is the case of insular keyboard. Constituent buttons are appropriately sized, and they are characterized by discrete illumination. Writing on ultrabook Toshiba is nice, especially that this keyboard is spill-resistant small amounts of fluids. This is characteristic of Toshiba's business laptops, which also could not miss the Portege Z830 model. Each key stroke is determined, though many users may be too soft.
               Decent reception completes the total placed under the keyboard touchpad, whose support and sliding properties are correct. It is worth noting that between the mouse buttons that imitate the action was located fingerprint reader, which provides additional security for people sensitive to the privacy section.

Pragmatism primarily

             Toshiba Portege Z830 has a 13.3-inch matte screen, which works with a native resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. Images generated by the matrix color display does not impress, though it undoubtedly has an impact on anti-glare coating, which suppresses every vivid color. But it has its good side, because the effect of a mirror or annoying light reflections are practically absent at all. Appreciate that people are often working in the field or intense light conditions.
            Toshiba Portege Z830 conducive to frequent travels, thanks good equipment. Ultrabook has a built-in battery with a capacity of 47 WHr, which will quietly forget about the external power source up to 8 hours. Also the dimensions of the device is not charged to much of our travel bag - 316 to 227 of 8-16 mm and a mass oscillating within 1.1 kg - this machine really can be called as a mobile!

Well equipped
          Japanese ultrabook's components are typical for this segment as machines. The new laptop is powered by one of the processors based on Sandy Bridge architecture (Core i3/i5/i7), and the heart of the model tested was an Intel Core i5-2557M with a clock 1,7-2,7 GHz (second value in Turbo mode) .

             The new laptop will find the 4 GB of RAM (expandable to 6 GB) SSD with 128 GB and an integrated graphics card Intel GMA HD 3000th This last element is the bottleneck of each ultrabooks, which are devices that are not suitable for computer games. Windows Experience Index does not lie - average 5.8 points reflects the possibility of Z830. When watching movies, document formatting and editing images in a graphics program, ultrabook virtually no crashes at all. Not without significance is a well-optimized Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
            After prolonged use of ultrabook underside of the housing starts uncomfortably warm, and the windmill to not. Heat dissipation in the test Toshiba is not working as it should.
         Note the extensive facilities of the new laptop. Two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0, full-size HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and headphone jack is a lot for such a slim hardware. On board there were also modules for wireless communication - Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n and ... 3G! The latter element is a kind of exotic, even for a business notebook segment. Words of praise are due to Toshiba, which is the only producer ultrabooków opted for such a maneuver.
Ideal for businessman ultrabook
               Toshiba Portege Z830 is a great ultrabook primarily for work. Present in the improvements in the form of a fingerprint reader, 3G module and backlit keyboard make it should be of interest to primarily business customers. For employees of small and medium businesses Portege Z830 is the perfect partner to finalize international transactions, all others should reach for a more versatile equipment. You can have a new laptop for around $ 899.
+ Matte screen;
+ Illuminated keyboard;
+ Business improvement (fingerprint reader, 3G).
The Bad:
- Screen hinges uncertain;
- Loud cooling system;
- Flap frail screen.

1 comment:

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