Toshiba Portégé Z930 ultrabook hands-on

Jun 5, 2012
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Ultrabooks have turned up in force at Computex 2012, and Toshiba isn't in the mood to be left out. The Toshiba Portégé Z930 - aka the Satellite Z930 - is a 13.3-inch ultrabook using Intel's 3rd Gen Core processors, and measuring a scant 8.3mm thick at its thinnest point.

Despite the dimensions - which include a weight of 1.12kg - the Z930 can run for up to 8hrs on a single charge, so Toshiba claims. It also supports Intel VPro, making it arguably more suited to enterprise users than rival models.

We're particularly glad to see an anti-glare display, rather than the more traditional super-glossy panels. The keyboard is backlit, and there's a spill-resistant membrane underneath it so as to help prevent damage from spills. Despite the dimensions, Toshiba hasn't forgotten the specs: up to 12GB of DDR3 memory can be fitted, along with up to 512MB of SSD storage.

Intel HD 4000 graphics, WiFi, optional 3G, three USB ports, HDMI and an SD card reader round out the key specs. The Toshiba Portégé Z930 will go on sale in Q3 2012, priced from £899 ($1,383) in the UK.


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