Cloud Computing is of course one of the most important data storage solutions for professionals who run from meeting to meeting in the pace of their busy business life and who travel frequently to have access to all their business-related data from anywhere at any time . The software is okay, now it is necessary to make it available with a good ultrabook. The Toshiba Portege Z20t , which we will review today, is a good example for this. Apart from the way they can be used together, the Portege Z20t, which stands out with its long battery life, is among the mobile solutions Toshiba offers to professionals. Let’s take a closer look at the device and find out what it offers us.
In a two-in-one form
We said that the Portege Z20t is offered especially to professionals. We will explain this by mentioning different points about the device during our review. However, let’s start with design as usual; Moreover, professional touches stand out in the design of the device.
The Portege Z20t, which stands in front of us with a mostly black color and a silver area on the hinge part, is a solid and stylish device. The biggest joke of the device, which integrates its eye-pleasing design with its outer appearance with the simplicity of its inner face, is of course its presentation in the form of two. So, it is possible to use this device in both tablet and laptop form.
You can separate the screen of the Portege Z20t from the keyboard set and thus use the device as a tablet. In fact, the device focuses entirely on the tablet as a technical infrastructure and offers us a more stable working platform with its keyboard section. Of course, there are some important features that the keyboard set brings. We will talk about these again. But now let’s continue with the design.
As we said, you can remove the Portege Z20t’s screen and use it as a tablet. If you wish, you can also attach the screen to the keyboard set upside down and thus use the device in different ways of use, such as the stand and tent on the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro model we have recently reviewed .
Display and keyboard
The screen of the Ultrabook is 12.5 inches in size. The screen, which has an IPS panel completely processed with matte material, looks very stylish when closed, and offers a very good view when open. The screen, which offers a Full HD image, falls short in terms of resolution compared to the 3200×1800 pixel screen of the Yoga 3 Pro model , if we compare it in this sense . However, it does not have any problems with image performance.
When we look at the keyboard that stretches right in front of the screen of the Portege Z20t, we said that it looks nice in design. As for the keyboard layout, it will take some getting used to. At this point, brands follow different paths with some models. While the Portege Z20t had function keys at the top, the Yoga 3 Pro had these keys accessible with the Fn key. The use of these keys causes the keys to be used more frequently and in different sizes in some laptops. In Portege Z20t, the arrow keys and the ” PageUp” and ” PageDown” buttons are small. On the other hand, we have seen that some keys are still smaller than others. These include ” Ü “, ” , ” and left.“The buttons are noticeably smaller than the others. Okay, similar solutions are seen in other models as well, but in the Portege Z20t it seems a bit more sunk in our eyes. However, as we said, you get used to using it after a while.
Another point we should mention about the keyboard is the quality of the material. Obviously, we will not be able to make very good comments on the keyboard of the Portege Z20t at this point. Because we did not like the quality of the material. The keyboard, which feels very plastic to the touch, is not like a Dell XPS 13 keyboard.
One of the most important features of the Portege Z20t is its wide connectivity support. The device is ready for the wireless platform with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi of course. However, with the SIM card support, the device already provides 3G support , thus meeting the needs of users who want to connect to the internet anytime anywhere. After arriving in our country, of course 4G 4G ‘it will also offer the opportunity to benefit from.
The ultrabook, which offers a wide range of options not only with wireless but also with its physical connections, has a SIM card slot , microSD card drawer, microUSB and microHDMI port, as well as power and volume buttons on the right edge of the screen .
When we look at the keyboard edges, we see different slots here. Offering two USB 3.0 ports on the right side, the device also owns an Ethernet port. On the left, the Portege Z20t has a full-size HDMI and VGA port, thus meeting all kinds of connection needs.
Technical staff and performance
Let’s look at the technical specifications of the Portege Z20t. In the processor section, we see Intel’s Core M 5Y71 processor. This processor, introduced in the last quarter of 2014, operates at a frequency of 1.2 GHz at the base point, and can reach 2.9 GHz at the peak. Previously Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and the Asus Zenbook UX305 ‘t we see that the processor allows the ultrabook to be quite quiet operation of the fanless design. On the other hand, this processor, which stands out with its low power consumption, is the biggest supporter of the Portege Z20t in terms of battery in this sense. Contributing to this dual-core processor with 8 GB of RAM support, Toshiba also included a 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD on the device.
In the light of this staff, the device performs similar to the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and Asus ZenBook UX305 in terms of operation and working tempo . The Portege Z20t, which differs in some technical units from the ZenBook UX305, uses almost exactly the same units as the Yoga 3 Pro.
Well, let’s come to the battery … The biggest advantage of the Portege Z20t is that it has a long battery life. The device claims to offer up to 9 hours of battery life in tablet form . Not only that, but when you use the device with a keyboard set, this time can extend up to 17 hours. These are the values that are among the information of the device. Of course, we have subjected the device to battery testing for both uses.
Accordingly, the Portege Z20t, which saw approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes in tablet form in the battery test we conducted, drained its battery in approximately 15 hours and 20 minutes when used with the keyboard . This is, of course, a time that surpasses the Yoga 3 Pro’s 7 hours and 10 minutes performance, and the Asus ZenBook UX305’s 5 hours and 21 minutes of battery consumption.
To conclude our review, Portege Z20t; It is a very suitable ultrabook for those who want the laptop to be with you at all times, to transform into a tablet at any moment, to provide a comfortable presentation at meetings, to be easily moved to the home, to travel or to the office, to access the internet at any time with 3G support, and of course to show a long battery life in addition to these. However, there are of course some shortcomings that we mentioned in our review. These include the high price of the device. The Portege Z20t, which has a price tag of around 7800 TL , therefore targets users with a large budget.
Portege Z20t; It is a very suitable ultrabook for those who want the laptop to be with you at all times, to transform into a tablet at any moment, to provide a comfortable presentation at meetings, to be easily moved to the home, to travel or to the office, to access the internet at any time with 3G support, and of course to show a long battery life in addition to these.
|Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-105 Specifications|
|Product Model||Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-105|
|CHIP Online Note||81|
|Company||Toshiba (216) 422 40 50|
|OS||Windows 8.1 Pro|
|Processor||Intel Core M-5Y71|
|Processor Speed||1.20 GHz|
|Display and Graphics|
|Resolution||1920 × 1080 px|
|Graphics Processor||Intel HD Graphics 5300|
|Memory and Storage|
|Memory (RAM)||8 GB|
|Card reader||There is|
|Dimensions||350 × 240 × 10 mm|
|Battery Life||15:30 hours|
|SIM card slot||There is|