Excerpt: One of the goals of the Ultrabook specification was affordability, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the list of options currently available, nor the list of laptops soon to be released. Many models will set you back one Grover Cleveland — and that’s if you don’t pick any options.
Summary: We enjoyed testing the device for this review and we must admit it’s a strong competitor on the market at the moment. If you need a powerful laptop with interesting specs at a good price, the new Toshiba Portege Z835-P330 can be a good choice.
Conclusion: Toshiba’s Z835 does not make a good first impression. It’s as thin as a piece of cardboard, and feels just slightly stronger. These snap judgments about the laptop’s strength are only worsened by a sub-par keyboard and a display that isn’t sharp or beautiful.
Pros: Incredibly thin and light, Great connectivity, Excellent performance, Useful bundled software
Cons: Drab design, Flimsy chassis, Terrible keyboard, Disappointing display and audio quality, Runs loud and warm, Expensive as-tested
Excerpt: Toshiba has torn apart what you think a $900 notebook should look like and delivered the Best Buy exclusive Toshiba Portege z835. The Portege z835 is an ultrabook, which means it is as thin as can be and lighter than a MacBook Air.
Pros: Thin and incredibly light, Decent overall performance, Long battery life, Nice collection of ports, Backlit keyboard
Cons: Very flexible frame on lid, Constant fan noise, Uninspiring graphics
Summary: Ultrabooks, with their super slim designs and light weight, are among the most sought after notebooks right now. If you want the least expensive Ultrabook being offered right now, here it is – the . The Z835 sports an Ultra Low Voltage Core i3 CPU and SSD for a very low price.
Pros: Uh, Price, Large Port Selection, including USB 3.0 and Ethernet, Snappy Performance with ULV CPUs and SSDs, Good Battery Life, Decent Build Quality
Cons: Stiff Noisy Trackpad Buttons, No Upgrades for Hard Drive, Battery or Memory, Below Average Screen, Noisy Fan
Conclusion: The Toshiba Portege Z835-P330 is the lightest, longest lasting ultrabook we've seen yet, and its affordability adds sparkle to a system with moderate performance and limited graphics capability.
Pros: Lightest ultrabook yet. Full feature set, with extras like USB 3.0, WiDi 2.0, and full-sized HDMI. Longest battery life in the category.
Cons: Wimpy processing and graphics. Flimsy screen. Keyboard flexes. Small touchpad.