Updated 26 Jul 2018

Toshiba

Portege X30-E

Snapshot: The Toshiba Portege X30-E laptop has a 13.3-inch screen. It has an Intel Core i5-8250U processor and 8GB RAM. How good is its display?

Portege X30-E
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2109

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Test results

Overall score
79
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Good design and use.
  • OK battery life.
  • Excellent performance.
  • Very good colours on the screen.
  • Negligible reflectance.
  • Very good brightness and contrast.
  • Very good video playback.
  • Very good viewing angles.
  • Has a USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port.
  • Very good Wi-Fi performance
  • Matte touchscreen
  • Very light and portable

But

  • Just OK audio.
  • Front camera only.
  • Space bar is too small.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.

Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.

Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.

Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.

Price is from a July 2018 survey.

Key data

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
78
Brand satisfaction (%)
67
Brand value for money (%)
63

Model

Avg price
$2109
Type
Standard
Full model number
Portege X30-E (PT282A-01P00L)
Body type
Clamshell

Specifications

Screen size (in)
13.3
HDD (GB)
n/a
SSD (GB)
256
Available user space (GB)
193
RAM (GB)
8
Processor type
Intel Core i5-8250U
Cores
4
Processor model
Intel Core i5-8250U, 1.6GHz
Video type
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.1
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.3
Size HxDxW (mm)
20 x 227 x 316
Trackpad size (mm)
99 x 57
Average heavy use battery life (hr:min)
6:14
Average light use battery life (hr:min)
11:07

Features

Operating System supplied
Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
Stylus included
n/a
Optical (DVD or CD) drive
No
USB 2.0 ports
0
USB 3.0 ports
1
USB-C ports
0
Thunderbolt port
2
Ethernet port
No
Headphone / microphone port
No
Microphone port
No
Headset port
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4 / 5
WiFi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
No
Memory card reader
No
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
No
Backlit keyboard
Yes - 1 level

More Info

Notes
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