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Toshiba Protege Z830 Review & Price

By on May 9, 2012

Couple of years back from now, Toshiba stood nowhere when compared to brands like Lenovo, Sony, HP and others. However, during the last couple of years, the brand seems to have undergone a complete overhaul and it is because of this that Toshiba has finally been able to launch an offensive against the rival brands.

The latest device from Toshiba which has created quite a stir in the market is the new Toshiba Protege Z830 device. Let us take a quick look at this new baby from Toshiba and find out whether it is really worth laying hands upon.

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Look and Feel

Laptops and notebooks were designed for men and women who are constantly on the move. The new Toshiba Protege Z830 thus has been crafted into a perfect executive laptop. The device boasts of a solid magnesium alloy body which makes it a hardy device and has the looks to compete with almost all the laptops in the same range. It has dimensions of 15.9 x 316.0 x 227.0 mm and weighs something around 1.12 kg.

Features of Toshiba Protege Z830

The Toshiba Protege Z830 is a high-end notebook from Toshiba and thus it contains a host of features bundled inside.

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Some of its features and specifications include a 13.3 inch screen, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, HD 3000 Graphics Controller Model, 128 GB HDD, HDMI, Webcam, LED Backlight technology, Intel Core i3 processor, 1.8 GHz processor speed, 1366 x 768 pixels screen resolution, 6 GB DDR3 RAM, Bluetooth v3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and has a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Closer Analysis

There are many who might not like the dull grey finish, but the new Toshiba Protege Z830 is really a powerful device. The laptop is unbelievably light even by the Ultrabook standards and the 13.3 inch screen that has gone into the making of the device, is definitely one of the thinnest screens that you might come across.

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The keyboard of the device is not great, but it is not bad either. The magnesium alloy design, WiDi 2.0 video streaming, lighter chassis, backlit keyboard, extra I/O options and the SD card slot indeed make the Toshiba Protégé Z830 a notebook tough to resist. However, the non removable battery, wobbly screen, tricky keyboard and the expensive price tag would definitely make you think twice about the same.

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Verdict

Toshiba Protege Z830 may not be the best laptop around, but it has enough features to keep you interested. It is a feature rich, powerful device with too slim a design and too high a price. Hence, for those who have the need and the money to get themselves a Toshiba Protege Z830, they may very well go for the same.

However, the others, would either have to wait for Toshiba to lower the prices or would probably have to settle for the other options available. In short, the Toshiba Protege Z830 scores big in performance, sex appeal and practicality but loses out on the price front.

Price of Toshiba Protege Z830 in India

The Toshiba Protege Z830 costs about INR 96,000 in India and comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

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