TOSHIBA Z20T, convertible notebook, i-M5Y71, 12.5″ TOUCH, 8GB, 256GB SSD, PEN & KB, WL-ACN, W8.1P, 3YR
Notebooksrus Quick Review:
Newish release from Toshiba to take over from it’s very ordinary z10t tablet – it’s a 12.5in, detachable tablet, or normal laptop or hybrid Ultrabook where the processing power is located within the screen, but its keyboard base also has extra ports and an additional battery, together the unit will last over 17 hrs.
You can use it easily as either a tablet or as a notebook, and you can even do interesting things such as switch it to ‘display’ mode or ‘tent’ mode when you just want to watch something or make a presentation to clients. This is due to the way the dock has been designed: it allows the screen to sit either facing you in a normal laptop orientation, or away from you in a display-only orientation. Detatch the screen, flip it around, reattach and then the unit becomes a tablet!
As a tablet, the Portege Z20t is undeniably good, especially for a Windows 8.1-based model. It feels light and airy, and it has a square design that’s comfortable to hold. More importantly, the screen has a matte, non-glossy finish from edge to edge, and it’s a finish that’s smooth on the skin. Its brightness isn’t extreme, which could be a problem when using the tablet in a brightly lit environment, but it also means that it’s easy on the eyes, especially while using it in dark environments.
Overall we see this as a VERY viable alternative to Microsoft Surface Pro 3 but better.
- CPU: Intel® Core M-5Y71 Processor (1.2GHz – 2.9GHz (Turbo, 2 Cores) 1600MHz FSB, 256 KB per core L2 cache, 4MB L3 cache)
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro (64bit)
- Screen Size: 12.5″ Full High Definition TFT Active Matrix Widescreen (1920 x 1080) with In-Plane Switching technology (IPS Mode), Anti-Fingerprint and Anti Glare sheet, Backlit resolution and Embedded Display Port (EDP 1.3), Touchpanel (Capacitive) and 1 x Internal Slim Digitiser pen and 1 x Regular Digitiser pen
- Touch Screen : Capacitive Touch Screen
- Resolution : 1920 x 1080
- Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Memory: 8GB LPDDR3L 1600
- RAM : slot allocation Memory not expandable
- Storage : 256GB M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Optical Disc Drive : No optical disk drive
- Audio Combined Microphone & Headphone ports
- Sound Stereo Speakers with DTS
- Webcam: 2.0M Fixed Focus Full High Definition 2012 – Type 14B USB with Microphone x 2 with Advanced Light Source (ALS) and (Front with Blue LED) and 5.0M Auto Focus Full High Definition Type 14 USB without Microphone (Back with Blue LED)
- Buttons and Pointing device Slim 85 key (US) keyboard with Backlight and DualPoint™ pointing device with 10 Multi Finger with Gesture support & 2 Buttons (Eco & Power On/Off), 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI (Full Size), 1 x RGB (Full Size), 1 x Gbit Ethernet
- Detachable keyboard dock AC power input, HDMI, VGA, Intel® 1GBit TX Ethernet, USB 3.0 x 2
- Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, 3D Acceleration with Windows 7 only, e-Compass, Gyro
- Standard Warranty* 3 Year limited international parts and labour, Australia and New Zealand voluntary warranty includes complimentary courier pick-up and return service
- AMT Yes
- Power Supply 45W Worldwide AC Adaptor
- Security BitLocker Encryption Drive, Device Access Control, Execute Disable Bit, Face Recognition Log-on (Refer to Software Section), Hard Disk password prevents unauthorised access to the Hard Drive and can be synchronised with the user password, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for hardware encryption, User and supervisor password prevents unauthorised access to startup the Notebook at the BIOS level
- Software 1 month trial for new Microsoft® Office 365 customers., Adobe® Acrobat Reader® 9.0, Norton Internet Security™ (Trial Version), Toshiba Face Recognition on Webcam and applicable on Win 8.1, Toshiba User’s Manual, Toshiba Value Added Package (inc Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba Console, Toshiba Recovery)
- USB Ports 3x USB Ports (1x micro USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0 on Keyboard Dock)
- Bridge Media Adaptor micro SD Card slot
- SVGA Video Port VGA (on Keyboard Dock)
- HDMI Micro HDMI, Plus Full size HDMI on detachable dock.
- LAN Intel® 1GBit TX Ethernet + Active Management Technology (AMT) 10.0
- Wireless LAN Integrated Intel® 802.11 ac + a/g/n
- Integrated Bluetooth™ Toshiba Bluetooth™ V4.0
- Weight (from) 0.73kg
- Weight with dock 1.51kg
- Battery 3 cell 36Wh mAh Lithium-Ion battery (up to 17.33hours with keyboard) and (up to 9.10 hours without keyboard)
- Dimensions (W x D x H(front/back)) 309mm(W) x 199.9mm(D) x 8.8mm(H) – Tablet only; 309mm(W) x 215.2mm(D) x
- 8.5/21.0mm(H) – Tablet with main battery
Colour Variation Graphite Black Metallic
- Compliance ROHS compliant, ENERGY STAR® 5.0 qualified , Eco Utility Software, Temperature (Operating): 5° to 35°C; Thermal gradient (Operating): 15°C/hour; Relative humidity (Operating): 20% to 80%; Shock (Operating): 10G; Vibration (Operating): 0.5G