Summary: Ultrabook tuning. The Toshiba Satellite Z930 is the second-generation of Toshiba’s ultrabook line, replacing the Satellite Z830. While the case is largely the same, the newer Satellite receives an updated Ivy Bridge processor. Does this new ultrabook bring more to the table than faster calculations? Read our review to find out.
Pros: Extremely light 13.3 incher, Rigid within the realms of what's possible, Matte surfaces, Many ports at the rear, High application performance, Fast, big SSD, Full performance on battery, Very good battery life, Fan's low operating noise, Low heat dissipation, Bright, matte screen, The good runtime does not require a heavy battery. The SSD is really swift. The ports on the rear are perfectly positioned.
Cons: TFT's weak colors, viewing angles, Built-in battery, Weak typing feedback, Stiff mouse keys, No docking option, As before, better viewing angles and the usually corresponding higher contrasts.
The Satellite Z930 is one of the best examples of what an Ultrabook should be: very light, very thin, well featured and fast
Good Gear Guide.au
17 December 2012
Summary: As far as Ultrabooks are concerned, the Satellite Z930 is a beauty. It's only about 17mm at its thickest point and it weighs well under 1.2kg. Despite being so thin and light it still manages to pack in full-sized ports and very good performance. Pick it up if you're interested in a conventional laptop that you will be able to easily carry with you on a day-to-day basis.
Pros: Very thin and very light, Speedy solid state drive, Full-sized ports, Gigabit Ethernet
Cons: Glossy screen, Touchpad buttons, Battery life a little short
Summary: Strip an Ultrabook down to the basics and it's really just a very thin laptop. In which case Toshiba's new Z930 may well be the ultimate example of the form: it weighs in at 1.12kg and tapers down to a barely-there 8.3mm. That means it has the same dimensions as its predecessor, the flawed Z830 , but otherwise it's had a much-needed overhaul over its 3-star sibling.
Pros: Impressive performance, Svelte proportions, Matte display keeps reflections at bay
Cons: Loaded with bloatware, Keyboard takes a bit of adjusting to
Excerpt: The Toshiba Satellite Z930 has a sleek ultra-thin chassis, with most of the ports relegated to the back. There’s one USB3 port on the right, as well as two 3.5mm audio jacks and a multi-format card reader on the left, but you’ll need to reach around to the back for the HDMI and VGA video outputs, full-size Gigabit Ethernet and two regular USB ports. Despite the svelte dimensions, there’s still room inside for an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 6GB of RAM and a 120GB SSD.
Summary: An Ultrabook upgrade suited to any travelling professional
Pros: Ivy Bridge power, Plenty of connections, Very portable, 128GB SSD, Decent battery life, As a work computer, the Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X benefits from the range of connections on offer. You have an Ethernet port for when 802.11n Wi-Fi isn't available, and the HDMI connection means you can attach an external monitor for more screen real estate. Similarly, the three USB ports also enable you to attach peripherals and accessories to boost the spec of this machine. Tosh...
Cons: No Full HD display, Average speakers, Bloatware, Stiff trackpad buttons, Only one USB 3.0 drive, When it comes to multimedia, this Ultrabook isn't as accomplished as some of the others we've reviewed recently. The screen is bright enough, but the lack of an HD+ resolution is noticeable when compared to other machines, and audio quality could be improved, too.
Summary: De Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook ziet er hetzelfde uit als zijn voorganger de Z830, maar is technisch van een heel ander en vooral veel beter kaliber. Dit is een van de betere Ultrabooks die je momenteel kunt kopen en het is niet eens de duurste.
Excerpt: Kappløpet rundt de tynne og lette bærbare datamaskinene har pågått i over ett år nå, og de fleste av produsentene er på sin andre generasjon ultrabook. For noen har dette betydd en kraftig redesign og et helt nytt produkt.