Toshiba Portégé Z830 Ultrabook

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Toshiba Portégé Z830 Ultrabook

So this is a review of the latest Ultrabook by Toshiba… which… I have with me.

It’s my new TOY!

nicolekiss and toshiba ultrabook
Well, I lost my previous laptop to theft so I guess this would be an awesome replacement. :p

This is my second Ultrabook to own to date, and the first thing I noticed about the notebook, it is SO THIN! And LIGHT!
Like seriously. 1.12kg. I even used it to play ping pong lately. More of that coming soon.

I can play sims social flash game on my Ultrabook like a BREEZE. Faster than my other ultrabook and a Macbook Pro. I tried. Okay, you guys are going to hate me, I know, to use such a big and powerful tool to play something so petty. LOL.

toshiba ultrabook 2

toshiba ultrabook thinness

Seeing that I’m not a very technical person, and will probably write a less than satisfying technical review on such a great device (so I heard from everyone); it didn’t stop me from trying, so here is my version of the review of the Toshiba Portégé Z830 Ultrabook:

The Toshiba Portégé Z830, to me, is the first laptop worthy to be throned as the king of Ultrabooks! Weighing at 1.12 kg, it is 0.23 kg lighter than the 13.3 in MacBook Air. The thinly packed machine comes with a whole load of muscle: an Intel Core i7 2667m Processor, 6GB Ram, and of course the creme de la creme 128gb SSD, SD card slot, LAN port, VGA port, HDMI output, fingerprint reader and more.

It’s sad that Toshiba took away the awesome backlit keyboard for the Asian market, not sure why, but the spill proof keyboard will definitely be a plus for many.

I cannot emphasize this enough; the machine is blistering fast thanks to the SSD. Photoshop now opens in a mere 6 seconds and same goes with other programs (fast start-up). The battery impresses me with a 6-7 hours back to back usage (surfing, documents and youtube-ing).

Priced at RM 4799, I have to agree that it’s a little steep, but the good stuff that this Toshiba Ultrabook packs in just shows the world that future laptops will be following the footsteps of this powerhouse.

typing on my toshiba ultrabook

Would you pay that much to own one of the world’s lightest, and really fast (according to me and my sims social :p), 13” Ultrabook to date?

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5 kissed Nicole

  1. I do agree with you Nicole, the SSD really is a big plus for laptops!

  2. Oops...I don't want the laptop but i would love to get laptop table (the one with the black top!). Where can get one?

  3. Ive test driven this, it's blistering fast!!!

  4. It feels too light la... Something this expensive should feel a lil more solid. This feels like a plastic toy...

  5. beauty with brain..way better looking now