Toshiba Portege Z10t review: Good build and decent performance but at what cost?
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Summary: Toshiba Portege Z10t is a 2-in-1 clearly targeting the business user who wants to have a work machine which also works as a tablet. The 11.6-inch screen size is definitely smaller for those whose main work involves working with spreadsheets, but for others dealing primarily with word documents or emails, the Z10t is a good choice. The performance is good, the touchscreen is quite responsive, audio isn’t the best.
Summary: Clipped wings. A Windows Convertible for 1700 Euros (~$2328) must have some highlights to offer. However, docking was a sobering experience for us, although the Z10t is basically a well-balanced bundle.
Pros: Power of a subnotebook, Long battery runtimes, IPS Full HD with wide viewing angles, AR-treated screen, Many standard ports, Connectivity includes LTE, Digitizer + stylus, Low emissions in normal use, Security features, Stable, high-quality keyboard dock, The many ports on the dock's rear. Matte IPS screen, perfect for outdoors. Toshiba increases the CPU's Turbo range and allows the 13 watt core to supply very good results. Security features and communication modules ...
Cons: Dock only allows an opening angle of 100 degrees, Poor camera quality, High price, The dock could have used a USB 3.0 port. The keyboard's drop is too short for the professional claim, but that is a matter of taste.
Conclusion: The Toshiba Portege Z10t has already started launching (it can already be ordered in the US, and Europe since June), and the base price is $1499 – a steep price for such a device, that’s for sure. Toshiba seems to think it’s worth it and seeing as it’s aimed at professionals and corporate users and offers a few unique points that the competition doesn’t have, it may claim some sales.
Excerpt: Convertible and hybrid laptops haven’t quite caught on yet except with the most adventurous notebook buyers. Yet, going by what the industry has planned for the rest of the year, these two-in-one machines seem to be here to stay. The Portege Z10t is Toshiba’s latest stab at such a hybrid design. As a tablet, it weighs a rather portable 850 grams – heavier than an Android tablet, but that includes a larger 11.6-inch touch screen.
Summary: Toshiba's Portégé Z10t successfully marries a Windows tablet with a keyboard dock to create a usable ultrabook. The system is let down chiefly by its relatively short battery life, and buyers will have to pay more for a model with Intel vPro support.
Pros: Decent screen, keyboard dock makes tablet suitable for productivity work
Cons: No mobile broadband, relatively short battery life, non-removable battery
Toshiba's Portege Z10t offers plenty of performance in a tablet that weighs only just over 800g
Good Gear Guide.au
4 September 2013
Summary: Toshiba's Portege Z10t offers plenty of performance in a slim and very light form factor. It's a hybrid Ultrabook that ships with a keyboard dock, and as far as hybrid docks go, it's one of the better ones. The keys feel good and are backlit, and there are full-sized ports that you can take advantage of. Unfortunately, battery life is short, and the dock stopped working at random times during our tests.
Pros: Full HD, Feels light and easy to use as a tablet, Backlit keyboard, Good range of ports
Cons: Short battery life, Keyboard dock stopped working at random times, Can be a little noisy
Summary: Toshiba has been making some of the better computers in the industry since the brand practically kickstarted notebook computing back in the eighties, but here in the Portege Z10t, the effort isn’t as strong.
Pros: Comes packing 4G connectivity, Tablet section is responsive and easy to type on, Keyboard dock included, Dock features two mice: blue Accupoint and trackpad, Excellent screen
Cons: Keyboard is too shallow, Dock hinge has only one useable position, and it won't be suitable for all environments, No battery in the dock
Excerpt: Ok, we’ll put our hands up here and cough to the fact that we are fan boys of Toshiba gear. Our tried and trusted Satellite laptop circa 2006 is still going strong, although rarely used due to it being a leviathan compared to contemporary offerings. However, our household does have four other laptops – two Macbook Pros, an HP Pavilion Dv6 and another Toshiba Satellite circa early 2012.
Pros: Great specs; good functionality; great business tool
Excerpt: Thanks to Windows 8 , even enterprise machines are getting all touchy-feely. The Toshiba Portege Z10t - portable meets protégé, we're guessing - is the new convertible ultrabook built for the business traveler crowd. It's a do-it-all design that wants you to leave your iPad at home, and it's on sale right now.