Updated 28 Feb 2017

Toshiba

Portege Z30-C

Snapshot: The Toshiba Portege Z30-C (PT261A-03Y00E) laptop has a 13.3-inch screen. It has a Core i5-6300U, 2.4GHz processor and 8GB RAM. How good is its display?

Portege Z30-C
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2803

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Test results

Overall score
78
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Very good design and use.
  • OK battery life.
  • Good performance.
  • Very good colours on the screen.
  • Negligible reflectance.
  • Good brightness and contrast.
  • Excellent video playback.
  • Good audio.
  • Excellent viewing angles.
  • Has 3 USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port.
  • Fingerprint reader.
  • Lots of ports.

But

  • Front camera only.
  • Doesn’t have a light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness.

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$2803
Type
Standard
Full model number
Toshiba Portege Z30-C (PT261A-03Y00E)
Body type
Clamshell

Specifications

Screen size (in)
13.3
HDD (GB)
n/a
SSD (GB)
256
Available user space (GB)
167
RAM (GB)
8
Intel processor type
Core i5-6300U, 2.4
Cores
2
Processor model
Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz
Video type
HD Graphics 520
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.2
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.3
Size HxDxW (mm)
22 x 228 x 316
Trackpad size (mm)
99 x 56
Average heavy use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
4:38
Average light use battery life (Hours:Minutes)
13:16

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
3
USB-C ports
0
Thunderbolt port
n/a
Ethernet port
Yes
Headset port
n/a
Microphone port
n/a
Headphone / microphone port
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4 / 5
WiFi 802.11
b/g/n/a/ac
NFC
No
Memory card reader
Yes
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
No
Backlit keyboard
Yes, 1 level

More Info

Notes
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