Satellite Z930-10X http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/satellite-z930-10x/all en-GB Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba-satellite-z930-10x/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is the Z930 cream of the next-gen Ultrabook crop? Or is this skinny slice of Tosh tech too insubstantial to impress? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" alt="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-satellite-Z930-review-press-1_3_0.jpg?1383815081" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" alt="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-satellite-Z930-review-press-2_3_0.jpg?1383815081" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" alt="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-satellite-Z930-review-press-4_3_0.jpg?1383815081" /> </div> </div> </div> </p> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> <p>That means it has the same dimensions as its predecessor, the&nbsp;<a href="/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/toshiba%E2%80%99s-portege-z830-is-the-world%E2%80%99s-thinnest-laptop">flawed Z830</a>, but otherwise it's had a much-needed overhaul over its 3-star sibling.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £800.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Impressive performance </div> <div class="field-item even"> Svelte proportions </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Matte display keeps reflections at bay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Loaded with bloatware </div> <div class="field-item even"> Keyboard takes a bit of adjusting to </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ultrabook hero?  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The trackpad has lost its metal bezel and fingerprint reader, so it feels more pleasant to use, it's now proudly sporting an Ivy Bridge processor and upgraded internal graphics, and its screen is one of the best in its class.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Z930 has a matte rather than glossy screen - so you won't suffer awkward reflections if you're using it outdoors or under bright office lights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" alt="Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/toshiba-satellite-Z930-review-press-3_3.jpg?1383815081" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> software </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's a bit of a shame that, as with rivals from the likes of Sony, the Tosh comes with a ridiculous amount of software preinstalled. Some of it quite useful, like the power monitor that will feed back exactly how many Watts you're using at any one time, but most of it is just wasting space.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> looks the business  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All those 'utilities' reinforce a suspicion that if it weren't for the almost improbably dimensions, the all-grey mag alloy and plastic Toshiba would be danger of feeling a littler corporate. As it is, however, that design keeps it in the fun zone. If you don't mind pruning some software, it's comfortably the machine to own.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ports and in use  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most of the ports are round the back in order to keep the size down, though Tosh has kindly put a single USB on the side for ease of access while you're working. More would be nice.&nbsp;</p> <p>The keyboard is solid and well supported given the Z930's lack of girth, but the button design makes the keyboard strangely thin, while the space bar is unresponsive. You'll get used to it though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At just 16mm thick, this 1.12kg, Ivy Bridge Core i5 Ultrabook is so thin you’ll have to watch you don’t cut yourself. A 128GB SSD (admittedly stuffed full of bloatware) and a glare-free matte screen are handy, while 6GB of RAM and a 6-hour-ish battery tickle us too.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Toshiba is so thin it's hardly there, but little is sacrificed to achieve such a small size&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/toshiba-satellite-z930-10x </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba-satellite-z930-10x/review#comments Laptops Satellite Z930-10X Toshiba Fri, 02 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 423748 at http://www.stuff.tv