The Toshiba Ultrabook Portege Z830 promises portability and style with its 13" display, 1.8 GHz i7 processor and more. Matt Mira and Kevin Pereira take a look at the notebook for its official Gadget Pr0n review.
What You Need To KNow
The Toshiba Ultrabook Portege has an aluminum chassis and measures only 0.63" thick.
The laptop also weighs only 2.5 lbs.
The display is 13" wide.
The machine itself is only 12.4" wide and overall, it's a very sleek design with ample ports.
Usually Ultrabooks tend to be sparse in the port department with one or 2 USB ports but the Portege has much more.
There are 3 USB ports and one of them is 3.0.
There's a gigabit Ethernet port on the back so you aren't always looking for adapters.
Other ports include an SD card slot and HDMI.
The HDMI out is great if you want to add a second display.
The Portege display is LED backlit and comes with a matte finish.
It's not the brightest thing in the world but the color is good and not too washed out.
The construction of the display hinge doesn't feel sturdy.
The viewing angle isn't great but it's certainly serviceable.
The keyboard is laid out nicely but it is a little unresponsive.
More often than not, we found ourselves missing key strokes.
The track pad was a little annoying, too.
The trackpad button has a glossy metallic finish that can be slippery.
You can barely feel the difference between the buttons.
This review model has an i3 processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM with 128 HB SSD, which adds up to a pretty quick machine.
Daily tasks like email, web browsing, videos and photos on this machine were actually very quick.
It does come with Intel's HD graphics 3000 chipset which we have yet to be impressed by.
The notebook will handle moderate gaming but don't expect to play Mass Effect 3 on this.