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Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Review – 2-in-1 Detachable Laptop

Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Review Australia

It’s not deniable that the Ultrabook market worldwide is extremely profitable for laptop brands. That’s why every laptop brand tries to keep their upcoming laptops designs as fresh and innovative as possible. Interestingly, Toshiba is no different.

So far, Toshiba has offered a plethora of business-oriented hardware across the world with its Portégé series being especially famous. Following up on a generally well-received Portégé X20W-D, Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H in Australia takes the 2-in-1 concept to the next level by enabling it to detach the keyboard completely.

That detach is the headline of this beast which makes it a true tablet. But be noted that achieving this trick will not come without a few technical sacrifices, obviously. What else does this gorgeously designed beast bring along? Let’s find out in our Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Review below!

Availability

Living outside Australia? You can get your hands on one as it’s now available through several online stores as PT17CE-01U00GEN model number. As it’s an EU SKU – therefore not available on shores outside Europe.

That doesn’t mean the audience from other countries won’t be able to buy, though. The Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Release Date in Australia isn’t confirmed, for now. But, it’s most likely to hit shelves sooner. The same goes for New Zealand and other regions.

Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Price Australia

The Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Price in Australia is also something we are short on words on, as of now. But it set users back approx. £1899 + VAT which after conversion comes to around AU$3513. Isn’t it eye-watering?

Besides, a fully customizable Portégé X30T-E BTO is already on shelves across the United States and other countries and set to the same spec it comes out $2874 (USD). It comes with a keyboard Dock and Multi-Protocol Digital Ink Pen as standard. However, a Travel keyboard will set you back extra $140.

If you are running out of a budget, Toshiba has X30T-E-112 which comprises a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard memory and costs only $1545 (£1199 + VAT).

Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Specs

Here is a quick rundown of Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Specifications. So, let’s have a look! The rest of the things can be found on Toshiba’s official website.

  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Onyx Blue with Hair Line
  • Solid State Drive M.2 PCle 1 TB
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U Processor
  • 13.3-inches Display (Non-Reflective Full HD Touchdisplay)
  • Extra Strong Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 16,384 onboard MB – LPDDR3 RAM (2,133 MHz)
  • Battery Life is Up to 14 Hours 15 Minutes (MobileMark 2014 Running Windows 10)
  • A weight of Tablet Only is 799 grams
  • A weight of the Whole Machine is 1399 grams
  • Dimensions of Tablet are 316 x 207 x 9.1 mm (W x L x H)
  • Dimensions of the Whole Machine are 316 x 217 x 22.1 mm (W x L x H)

Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Design and Features

According to several online sources who have tested Portégé X30T-E-13H, stated that it’s quite hard to reach in general use but it lasts an admirable 10 hours in their video-rundown battery life. That’s with a screen set to a medium 170cd/m2 level. And when it comes to recharge, attach it through USB Type-C source capable enough to supply 45W or you have an option to use Toshiba’s supplied adaptor.

Importantly, it doesn’t only rely on USB Type-C as there are 2 USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports – positioned on the right side. It’s also backed by a Type-A USB Port, a microSD Card slot, full-sized HDMI Port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

You will fall in love with the touchpad as it’s an exactitude touchpad which supports all Windows 10’s gestures. It has some dedicated buttons right above the touchpad. Users who still crave after a TrackPoint will be delighted. The keyboard is also impressive as there is quite enough feel to it that you know when you have hit keys. Interestingly, it’s relatively quiet. All the keys sit below the double-height Entry key.

Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Display

Another high-quality affair is Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Display. It’s a matte finish design for starting (sources told FeatureLand) at for a couple of hours as compared to watching the last films and that’s reflected in sRGB gamut coverage of 92.9% but more average 67.4% for movie-friendly DCI-P3. Although a contrast ratio of 1,035:1 and ordinary Delta E of 4.08 both aren’t really impressive, its peak brightness is ideal for a business machine. Amazingly, it’s a touchscreen as well.

Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Performance

Talking about Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H Performance, it’s up to snuff with an overall score of 80 in benchmarks. Isn’t it double that of X30-E which comes with 8GB of RAM and 7th generation chip? You have an option to go even faster laptop – but in practice, X30 offers a plethora of power for 90% of people. If you are looking to perform a number of tasks, stop looking around.

You should consider investing in a suitable docking station especially if you want to distribute it to your workers as their main machine. You can buy Toshiba’s own docking stations after spending approx. AU$370. Wait! 3rd party docking stations are available too. As Toshiba keeps legacy HDMI and Type-A USB Ports, you no need to put a USB Type-C adapter into your travel bag.

Toshiba Portégé X30-E Quick Overview

The ideal features for business are reinforced by a vPro certification of Core i7 Chips provided by Toshiba and notably, these are 8th generation machines. This Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H matches a Core i7-8650U Processor with a whopping 32GB of RAM and hefty 1TB PCIe SSD. Unfortunately, Portégé X30-E isn’t available in quite a few countries including UK and others.

Well, if you think X30T-E-13H is much expensive and cannot buy one, you can choose X30-E-12W which comes with Core i5-8250U, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard memory. You can also give a try to E-12N which sports 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and has a Core i7-8550U chip.

Final Words

There you have it. The Toshiba Portégé X30T-E-13H isn’t really cute, gorgeous, light or slim as some of its rivals from Dell, HP, and Microsoft. But, there is one thing which is noticeable – it’s built for work. Its exceptional manageability and Windows 10 Pro both lift it above the user mainstream. So, if you are specifically looking for your business, it’s an excellent option to go for.

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