amazon Toshiba Portege Z830 reviews
Toshiba Portege Z830 ultrabook form is one of the first to appear on the market and it is the ultrabook 13.3-inch lightest world so far. It weighs only 1.1 kg, very thin with thinnest spot is 8.38 mm and thickness spot is 16 mm, lighter and thinner than the Lenovo IdeaPad U300 and HP Folio 13.
Machine surfaces coated with magnesium alloy casing with scratch texture style looks quite courteous. The fact that we feel it that look like Zenbook from Asus. However, the Toshiba Portege Z830 is quite prone to scratches, stains easily.
Despite the slim Toshiba Portege Z830 equipped plenty of ports – a bonus point compared to other ultrabook. Machine with up to 3 USB ports, including a USB 3.0 port is a port capable of charging for external equipment shutdowns. In addition, the machine also has a VGA port and HDMI, are standard size rather compact mini format. It also sports a Gigabit Ethernet port and a SD card slot. Most of these ports are located on the rear edge of the machine, which can make you feel a bit inconvenient when you want to plug your device will have to stand up or turn it back on. In return, the space either side of your hand will be neat. Indeed, the two sides is too thin, it is difficult to put the port into two parties.
Portege Z830’s screen display type TN with 1366 x 768 pixels, this is the appropriate kind of matte screen when using the machine outdoors. If slightly glare screen to maximum brightness, rich colors and good contrast, moderate perspective. Liner small screen feels quite spacious.
Portege Z830’s keyboard is quite spacious with large keys, distance measuring key chiclet-style, wide palm rest. The keyboard is resistant to spills so you do not have to worry when water accidentally spilled on the keyboard.
Integrated keyboard with a numeric keypad, but if you want to press the Fn + F11 key combination. Note, when you press the Fn key, you will see a screen pops up a list from the function keys so that you understand the function of each key, such assigned F3 key adjust function Power saving mode Power Plan with 2 options are Balanced and High Performance. F11 key Numeric expression Overlay function for you to switch to the numeric keypad. There are also other functions allow quick switching speakers, lockout, in sleep mode, export images to the screen, adjust the brightness, turn off Wi-Fi, touchpad, zoom in / zoom out Particularly, the website … turn off the touchpad, you can use the Fn + F9 key combination or use the direct buttons located just above the touchpad.
Standard width, but due to its thin design so shallow keys, while pressing your hands and smooth feeling when using unfamiliar will quickly feel tired hand. However, we try typing a long text with virtually no problems, the keys respond quickly and accurately.
Synaptics trackpad is slightly skewed a little to the left, with two chromed buttons hard and slippery, the two buttons is a fingerprint reader. The trackpad supports multi-touch and gestures, but slightly smaller size also respond well to control operations.
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Test conditions: We have disabled Windows Update, Windows Firewall turned off, turn off the power saving mode (if available), set the machine in High perfomance mode to ensure your computer running at peak performance, transforming the state hard drive and monitor interrupts vacation to Never to not affect the test. In all performance tests, your laptop is plugged in uninterruptible power sources, except test battery will be fully charged then pulled sources to conduct the test.
We use PCMark Vantage software to measure overall performance of Toshiba Portege Z830 machine reached 7484 points – the score relatively disappointing compared to the Asus Zenbook UX21E (which is 9567 points) we I’ve rated it poor scores 2083 points despite having 2GB of RAM bigger than the Asus. However, through actual use, we found the machine works very smoothly with conventional applications. We are also impressed by the startup time when only takes around 10 seconds the machine has to the login screen. When performing the shutdown command, the machine is also very fast operation.
Scoring in 3DMark Vantage, the machine is 1678 points – lower than the average (GPA of more than 2000 points), which GPU to reach only 1346 points.
Continue to test the ability to 3DMark 06 graphics, machine reached 4168 points. This is a relatively high score compared to Asus Zenbook UX21E (1507 points). GPA of laptops this configuration (Core i5 Sandy Bridge integrated graphics HD Graphics 3000) at over 3000 points.
Assessment of CPU processing power and try OpenGL graphics in real time with the program Cinebench 11.5, the graphics results average 9.38 frames per second and reached 1.95 processor / sec. This result is slightly higher than the average of the other machines also have discrete graphics is only 7-8 frames / sec.
Speed test results read / write drives by making our software CrystalDiskMark quite disappointed. Speed read / write is 184.9 / 44.27 MB / s, twice as fast as the average for almost 90 MB / s of normal HDD type. However, this is the SSD to speed proved so “little” more than the Asus Zenbook UX21E (459.5 / 137.9 MB / s). In theory, the speed of the faster SSD drives from 80-100 times the HDD.
Test the temperature and noise level: Using the software HWMonitor check the temperature of the components in the machine by the machine run Prime95 fullload 100% CPU for about 30 minutes, the average room temperature of about 25 degrees C, the result is the temperature of chip around 79 degrees (hotter than the average of 60 degrees), engine temperature around 85 degrees – very hot especially on the area between the keyboard and the screen.
Watching movies and listening to music: use to watch HD movies, we find a machine with a bright display (if to the highest level will also feel a bit too bright), relatively wide viewing angle about 70 degrees on either side and will not wash. The process of viewing pictures show a smooth, but the feeling is not really smooth.
Battery Test: Running software StresstMyPC Full load, the machine runs 1 hour 20 minutes from full time until the battery itself off. This time corresponds to about 5 hours if using a regular job. The level of use of such time is pretty average compared to other laptops. In power saving mode (Eco mode on) the machine can reach up to 7 hours.
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