Toshiba Portege X20W

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  1. Critical Observer

    Critical Observer Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The X20W was reviewed by the good folks of Notebookcheck, pretty much echoing the sentiments expressed by @billydog72 in this thread; they gave it 88% overall score.

    The model with i5-7200/8GB/256GB is priced at cool 1700€ here in Europe. I'm waiting for NBC to review Lifebook P727, as these 2 devices look very very similar and with a bit thicker case, the Fujitsu machine might come out on top when it comes to the keyboards.
     
  2. billydog72

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    I returned it.....keyboard space bar became unresponsive and would miss keystrokes. Didn't trust it to swap for another one. Definitely a shame on an otherwise nice machine.
     
  3. ZenAkrua

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    This has TB3, correct? Can someone run HWINFO64 and tell me what the lanes are on the port? x4 or x2?
     
  4. MobileTechReview

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    I know this thread is old, but HWinfo reports 4 lanes.
     
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  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    My favorite reviewer reviewed it as well.



    Shame my college bound daughter wants a 15" convertible.
     
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  6. Starlight5

    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    Notebookcheck's review clearly shows contact pads for SIM-slot and m.2 b-key slot.
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    I wonder if simply soldering them to the sub-board would allow a WWAN modem installation... Would love a chat with someone who engineered these machine, or a look at schematics.
     
  7. rcxAsh

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    How is this device when used in tablet mode? Is it awkward to carry around and use for taking hand-written notes? What about fan noise? Could you use this in a meeting room discreetly?

    I'm looking for a something to replace my Fujitsu T901 and had so far only been looking at slate devices, but I randomly came across the X20W and noticed that it is actually pretty thin for being a convertible (~1.5 cm?).

    Ideally I wanted something with an NVIDIA GPU, but with some devices coming out with Thunderbolt 3 now, I realized I could just get an external GPU when needed. (Consequently, I was originally looking at the Eve V, and now also the Acer Switch 7 - but none of those have any real-world reviews).
     
  8. Bitech

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    The display looks like it was originally made to have a 3:2 screen ratio (1920 x 1280) but they decided at the last minute to make it 1920 x 1080 instead, leaving a super thick bezel at the bottom. A 3:2 screen would have made much more sense, being a tablet PC.
     
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  9. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    This describes virtually every single Lenovo laptop since 2008 or so. It goes like this:

    1: design comfortable keyboard with sizable trackpad, giving a base with aspect ratio 3:2.
    2: Select cheap (since widely available) 16:9 screen

    Result: giant bezels! There really seems to be no excuse other than manufacturer cost or panel availability. Plus the fact that customers still buy these things, and that includes me..
     
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  10. rcxAsh

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    Does anyone here still own this? I'm curious about whether or not the SSD is in-fact soldered on. A commenter on the MobileTechReview video (great review!) mentioned that their model had a socketed SSD, but the only photos I've seen of the computer's internals don't show an SSD visibly. Also I notice Crucial's upgrade finder lists M.2 SSDs as upgrade options for the X20W-D: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Toshiba/portege-x20w-d which makes me wonder more.

    I'd probably just buy it with the largest SSD capacity I could get.. but was just more thinking of repairability of the device, since technically SSDs are a wear item.
     
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