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Not meeting ultra book standard
I used Toshiba Dynabook and bought Protégé Z830-S8302. Pros: - Extremely light weight - Excellent form factor - Excellent Battery life Cons: - Poor Power cord design (easily comes out from Laptop) - Noisy Fan - Lower Display resolution (must be same or higher than Apple MACBOOK Air) - Keyboard feeling is not good - First time setup took long time (32bit/64bit selection)
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Apr 20, 2012
I can say its the best,but not perfect,best bcoz it fast,portable,light weight,slim just look like a 13.3 Tablet if closed,unti spills keyboard w/ backlight,BUT not perfect bcoz it got only 6gb and no DVDmulti drive,..as I mark up there the performance is exelent and battery life Rocks,...DID I USE THE SANDWICH TECHNIQUE?:)
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Apr 11, 2012
ULTRA TO THE MAX
LIGHTENING FAST, LIGHT WEIGHT AND PORTABLE. GREAT FOR WORK AND PLAY. DID I MENTION THAT IT IS FAST?
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Apr 6, 2012
Z 830 is a remarkable machine. It has met or exceeded all of my expectations. Looks great and everyone that has seen it wants one! Have not traveled with it as yet, but expect its continuing performance.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Mar 22, 2012
The PC is better than Ansus, the hard drive is not enough , i need more than 256 g. Hong
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Feb 25, 2012
Awesomest Ultrabook but impossible to use!
It hurts my heart to write this review because I really really love this ultrabook. It is almost perfect in every way except for one tiny but horribly annoying detail which Toshiba totally failed to correct: the fan noise. It is absolutely awful! I simply cannot stand it. It drives me insane. Yes I have the 1.60 BIOS version which ameliorated the problem somewhat! Please tell me Toshiba how could you have overlooked this problem? It really is a shame because everything else is just perfect except for that brain hurting buzz.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Feb 23, 2012
This is the BEST ultrabook on the market by far i bought the Asus i7 first and had a lot of problems so i thought it might just be that 1 laptop so i took it back and exchanged it 2 more times and they all had WIFI problems i just got the Toshiba and love it like i said THE BEST ULTRABOOK BY FAR . BTW the finger reader and back light keyboard rock
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 7, 2012
The computer is great for traveling and being mobile. It is very sleek and it does not sacrifice processing power and capabilities for the appearance of the computer. I have had some issues with the HDMI cable plug in while streaming movies from Netflix, it cuts in and out and does not always register with my TVs. That is about the only complaint that I have in regards to the actual computer.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Jan 6, 2012
I have waited on my order for a month and it was worth the wait. I have read countless reviews and I will have to say I was concerned about what many have said about fan noise. Either that was a problem with the lower end i3 versions or they were greatly exaggerated. In a silent room, you can barely hear the fan. If there is someone talking in the room or a TV is on three rooms away you will never hear the fan. The only thing I think this little beauty could improve upon is there should be an option for a larger hard drive. I can get by with the 128 but a 256 would be a nice option.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 21, 2011
Boot up speed is astounding !!
I've been using the laptop for about 2 months and this machine continues to out perform any laptop I've ever owned.. The machine is my "Roady" and is used for presentations, email and document editing while away from the office.. It's a perfect traveler... Very light, a keyboard you can see while editing a doc on a red eye flight and a boot up from a cold start that is 'stupid' fast.. From power button to desktop, 10 seconds every time.. There was really no need for a built in DVD as most data can be transfered to a flash drive.. But the external drive is a good option to buy (I've used it only once).. The size and weight is perfect and will fit anywhere... Toshiba hit the mark with everything EXCEPT the size of the SSD.. The 128gb internal SSD is too small.. Once Windows 7 is loaded and a few apps like Office and such, there is not much room for anything else.. A 256 gb SSD would eliminate the need for an external 3.0 USB hard drive for document, data transfer and storage.. But, that is NOT a showstopper, the work around is worth it for the speed.. This machine is terrific for the road warrior.. Does it sound like I'm impressed..? ahh, yes..
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 20, 2011
This is the sexiest laptop out there! Love it. My clients see it and are jealous. I gave it 4 stars on the "features" because you cannot swap out the battery. Its built-in. Not a fan.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 14, 2011
Best Ultrabook hands down
The z830 is by far the most feature-filled ultrabook that is currently on the market. It kills me that most other reviews on other websites are reviewing the barebone z835 model sold at Best Buy, calling it underpowered, and grouping the z830 in with it. If you buy a baseline model, you get baseline specs, and if you put up some more $$$, you get better specs. Keeping that in mind, almost all of the ultrabooks are around the same price if you match their specs (i7, 6GB RAM, etc), however the z830 comes with way more connectivity options than the comptetition. I use it for school, where the monitors only have the old vga input, and the wi-fi is in and out enough to make me want a wired connection. The z830 is the ONLY ultrabook out to have both of these connection options, as well as the ONLY one to have a full-sized HDMI port. It is also the only ultrabook currently out to have a backlit keyboard (and it doesn't hurt that it's spill resistant too). The speakers on this little guy are AMAZING. I had an old toshiba satellite E105 that had terrible speakers before, and the z830 knocks it out of the park in comparison. It's had friends asking, "where is all that sound coming from?" Finally, while it may not be the thinnest, it is surely the lightest ultrabook. My parents just got the Asus Zenbook UX21, and even with its 11-inch screen it is heavier than the z830. Okay, on to the negatives. The keyboard does feel a bit shallow, and took a little bit for me to adjust to. The screen also does feel a little flimsy and I have found that I get a slight imprint on the screen from where it touches the lip between the touchpad and the keyboard when it's closed. As for the battery life, it's definitely good, but it's nothing incredible. The claim is 8 hours, but while I can easily squeeze out 5 hours of battery life, I haven't been able to get much past 6 or 7 on a single charge. Lastly, this computer can get a little noisy as others have said. This is especially noticable when you go to play any games or do any high-powered video work. It sounds like it's an airplane getting ready for takeoff. For normal use, however, it's just as loud as any other laptop and completely bearable.
By on ToshibaDirect.com - Dec 14, 2011
Toshiba Portege Z830
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By testseek.com - Feb 23, 2012