Toshiba Portege Z20t – durability, Full HD capacitive screen and different usage modes

2Toshiba pleased their fans with the launch of Portege Z20t-B-10C – a hybrid model between laptop and tablet. The machine is appropriate for multimedia, which will be even more satisfying because of the sensor screen, Business oriented users can take advantage of the long battery life and different usage modes, and of course, the stylus pen from the package will prove to be useful too. We’ve prepared a quick review of the device.

Full HD IPS sensor display and “Reliability guarantee”

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The screen of Portege Z20t-B-10C has a 12.5-inch diagonal. The idea of Toshiba is to provide a workspace that’s big enough and in the same time, as compact and easy to carry as possible. The resolution is Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and will delight you with clear and detailed images. Thanks to the IPS matrix you’ll enjoy great contrast and wide viewing angles. There are also special covers to protect the glass from greasy fingertips and light reflection so that you’ll be able to see the screen clearly outdoors.

When you buy Portege Z20t-B-10C you get 36 months of warranty in Europe. In addition, you can take advantage of the special Toshiba “Reliability guarantee” which states that if a problem should occur, you get free service and your money back.

Performance, port variety and sound quality

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The Intel Core M-5Y71 is in charge of the performance. It has two cores with a clock frequency of 1.20-2.90 GHz. That is combined with Intel HD Graphics 5300 video card with shared memory and 8GB DDR3 RAM. There is a 250 GB SSD for dist storage.

You’ll notice the many ports scattered around the tablet and its docking keyboard. On the side of the tablet you’ll find a micro USB 2.0, combined with an audio jack for earphones, micro-HDMI-output and a micro SD slot. The keyboard will add another two USB 3.0 slots, RGB, HDMI-out and an RJ-45.

The device uses built-in speakers for high quality sound and the advanced DTS Studio Sound technology.

Durable battery and comfortable keyboard

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The tablet has a 3 cell battery which, according to Toshiba, will last over 9 hours without recharging. The best part is that the keyboard also has a battery that extends the life of the machine by a factor of nearly two. Again, according to the manufacturer, when connected to the keyboard the model can provide you with more than 17 hours of work far from the charger. This makes it perfect for users who tend to travel a lot.

The keypad is full-sized, has a backlight and won’t become uncomfortable even if you type for long periods of time. The package also contains a big multi-functional touchpad offering a number of quick commands through combinations of different movements. There is a “TrackPoint” in the center of the keyboard. In addition to all of this, Portege Z20t-B-10C also comes with a Stylus pen with very good sensitivity.

Technical specifications


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Processor Intel Core M-5Y71 (duo-core, 1.20 – 2.90GHz, 4MB cache)
RAM 8GB (1x 8192MB) – DDR3, 1600GHz
Video card Intel HD Graphics 5300 (shared memory)
HDD/SSD 256GB SSD
Display 12.5-inch (31,57 cm) – 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), IPS touch display
Optical device
Connectivity LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, a/b/g/n, Mobile Broadband 3G, 4G (LTE) Bluetooth 4.0
Extra
  • 2x USB 3.0 (docking keyboard)
  • 1x RGB (docking keyboard)
  • 1x HDMI-out (docking keyboard)
  • 1x RJ-45 (docking keyboard)
  • Keyboard backlight
  • 1x micro-HDMI-out (tablet)
  • 1x audio jack for headphones (stereo)/ Microphone (tablet)
  • 1x 5 MP Full HD back camera with autofocus (tablet)
  • 1x micro USB 2.0 (tablet)
  • 1x micro SD slot (tablet)
  • 1x Full HD front camera with light sensor and built-in microphone
Battery 3 cell
Thickness 8.8 mm (tablet)
Weight 0.73 kg tablet / 1.51 kg tablet + keyboard

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