Reviews on Toshiba's upcoming Portege Z30 Windows 8.1 ultrabook

Toshiba unveils new Z30 ultrabook that runs on Windows 8.1 and powered up by Intel's Haswell processor. This post covers specifications, price and features of this Toshiba ultrabook.

Toshiba Portege Z30 ultrabook

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Microsoft's latest Windows version 8.1 is going to release this month and it brings myriad of on based products with it. Companies like Fujitsu, Toshiba and Dell have already announced large number of Windows 8.1 portable computers. Toshiba unveiled 5 new business laptops including 13.3 inch Portege Z30 Ultrabook. Among all new Toshiba computers, Z30 is the only that qualifies ultrabook profile. It is a light weight notebook with high end specifications. The customers choosing this laptop will also be provided option to run their ultrabook on Windows 7 instead of touch oriented newest operating system.

Specifications and features

Up to now the "business class laptops" term was being used for the bulkier computing machines placed in offices but now the high profile sleek ultrabooks have changed the user' opinion about them. And Portege Z30 ultrabook is the perfect example for the same. It is a light weight portable computer with just 2.6 pounds and 0.7 inches thick chassis. It means a user can carry it to his office or move outside on his shoulder easily. They can work for hours keeping the device in their lap very comfortably. Its external chassis is made up of grey magnesium alloy.

With comfortable typing keys, its spill-resistant keyboard has a bright trackpad giving smooth touch feel to your palm. In dark room, the trackpad glows electric blue hence adding somewhat more to your working environment.

The device features a 13.3 inch display with 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution screen. Toshiba offers multiple choices for its customers while configuring Z30 ultrabook. A buyer may opt any of ultra-low voltage Haswell i3, i5 to i7 processing unit. About graphics, the device comes packed with an Intel 4400 Graphical user interface. It is loaded with up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage.

You will get plenty of connectivity options like USB 3.0, an SD card slot, a Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI as well as two video outputs. It also supports 4G. You can use 4G SIM slot for connecting device to internet and a SmartCard reader is also there on device.

In other features list, you will also find one stereo speakers with DTS Studio Surround and full HD stereo microphone on laptop. Moreover, Toshiba also packed the device with Trusted Platform Module as well as Toshiba Easy Guard security software to keep your system bug free.


The Portege Z30 ultrabook is coming to market this month with Windows 8.1 at the starting price of $1279.

Conclusion and review

Though the price of Toshiba Portege Z30 is higher than many other portable laptops available in market but its specifications and newest touch interface operating system puts an irresistible appeal before customers. Other than Z30, the company also announced one highly expensive mobile work station - Tecra W50, which features 15.6 inch display and haswell Core i7 processor. But the R30 notebook is the nearest companion of S30 that comes with full-voltage Haswell processing unit. And the arrival date of all Toshiba laptops is due in October or the November, this year.

Read Toshiba announces Windows 8 Satellite based ultrabooks

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