Toshiba Portégé Z20t Discussion Thread

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  1. ile

    ile Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Ok, it has arrived! Model: B-10C (Core M 5Y71, 8 GB, 256 GB)

    First impressions:

    - it is thin, VERY thin! Amazing! I thought I got a 10" device for a second because of the thinness and lightness of the tablet. Really amazing

    - In battery mode, I get constantly 1.4 GHz during Cinebench R15. Not more, not less. Result: 143 points. This equals nearly exactly what I got on my Ivy Bridge U Samsung Series 9 Core i7 @ 1.9 GHz (turbo disabled by Samsung). Therefore, I'm happy. Exactly what I need.

    - Single Core clock is 1.6 GHz at Prime 95 in battery mode

    - when plugged, the Full Turbo boost is applied first, then degrading to 1.6 GHz during cinebench r15. Result: 178 points.

    - I don't exactly know the motivation behind limiting CPU performance on battery mode, but it's actually not a big deal for me. Maybe it's because of:

    - Heat: While in battery mode and even under full load, the back does not get hot at all. Just as warm as a normal smartphone. When plugged in and under full load, it gets significantly warmer. Not extremely hot, but warmer than a smartphone would be designed to be. Compared with my Samsung, the Samsung gets even hotter sometimes. So it's just normal Intel Core temperatures, which is higher than ARM devices. In battery mode, it seems comparable to ARM devices.

    - touchpad: I didn't expect anything after reading all the reviews. It's definitely worse than my Samsung Series 9 touchpad, but it's not Crap. Not as bad as expected. Some nice 4 finger gestures actually. But it's very limited in size. I'd prefer not to have these Damn physical buttons above the pad, the extra space vertically would be very welcome.

    - very nice screen. Perfect viewing angles. Seems pretty bright (although to early for a final statement). Nice colours and sharpness despite the anti-glare layer. Which works pretty well by the way.

    - enjoying the silence ... :)

    - very nice key travel and feedback. Really good, way better than the Fujitsu T904 keys.
     
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    Also very much interested in this and I've been following this discussion for a bit.
    Now the only issue is that I'm from Switzerland and the Toshiba own distribution center was shut down and there's currently 0 new Toshiba products around. Quite a silly situation, and an incredible blunder from Toshiba.
     
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    Simple you have several options:
    1-hop on a fast train to Germany and get one
    2- order through Toshiba direct on the web
     
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    Can you guys please post your average usage battery times, broken by tablet alone and coupled to keyboard?
    I'm getting just about 5 hrs for tablet and 12 for coupled
     
  7. ile

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    Has anyone experienced stuttering while scrolling within modern UI apps and start screen? Since yesterday after installing all my programs, I have some stuttering. I think that's only since yesterday, haven't seen that before. Now, I have no idea why it stutters now (which program is the cause?)...

    Otherwise, I was very happy with the device and I'm sure that it didn't stutter before my installation marathon

    Edit: reset to defaults helped. I guess it was Norton...
     
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    Yeah, aware of that. It's just a hassle when something breaks under warranty, plus, it won't feature the Swiss keyboard layout, which would be annoying when typing.
     
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    Thanks Dave for the helpful review. I noticed you got the 4G option for your Z20t - can you share with us the brand/model of the 4G card/modem? Which country did you buy your Z20t in? Just would like to confirm the LTE/3G/4G bands before I purchase - Toshiba website is light on details.

    Many thanks.

     
  10. ile

    ile Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Could someone please post a photo of the tablet from the side where the ports are (very close up)?
     
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