The deal: Toshiba Satellite Z830 - light and feature-rich mid-range Ultrabook for a reasonable price - $1,299.00
For $1,299 the 13.3in Toshiba Satellite Z830/001 is fair value for money at a hundred dollars off the regular RRP. It’s unusually light at 1.12kg despite having a 13.3in screen, and the physical connectivity is also significantly better than any other Ultrabook. It’s got a HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port, an SD card reader, a VGA port and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It also has a decent set of performance specs, including a 128GB solid state drive, 4GB of RAM and a low-voltage 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 processor.
The Z830 has a 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2467M (1.6GHz), a mid-range low-voltage processor that can run productivity applications and some intensive software. It can burst up to 2.3GHz using Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology if a particularly demanding program is running.
It has an integrated graphics solution called Intel HD Graphics 3000. It’s on par with a low-end dedicated graphics card, and is sufficient for modern games at the lowest settings.
4GB of RAM is enough to run several programs at once smoothly. This will be sufficient for moderately intensive image and video editing tasks as well.
It sports a very small 128GB solid state drive. It does have very rapid response though for both reading and writing data.
It has a 13.3in (1,366 x 768 resolution) gloss screen. Although it’s very flexible, this is a conscious design choice in order to make it more resistant to damage.
The Z830 has exceptional portability, because it weighs 1.12kg and is 15.9mm thick. It’s more than light enough to be taken anywhere without any problems whatsoever.
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Where to buy it
Available until 26th Feb 2012
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