Toshiba starts off into the era of level performance sub note books with the Satellite Z830. As an ultra book, the 13.3”machine promises a cell process time of 5 hours and a system boot in little than 7 seconds. The machine places itself seamlessly in the detail of comprehensively reviewed ultra books, which are almost all available on the German market.

Toshiba sticks to its line and move the look & feel of its Portégé and Satellite R models to the novel machine category. Although the silver see and the partly brushed surface suggest aluminum, the case is creates of a light magnesium aluminum alloy with a honeycomb structure (under). The latter give the perceptibly thin surfaces a good stiffness.

The manufacturer's aim is clear: The ultra book should be as light-weight as possible and as stable as necessary. The attempt is successful because the 1110 gram, 13.3 inch Z830 weighs little than the 11.6”(1147 grams). The 13.3” Toshiba Z830 even has a biggher cell life.

In contrast, the any ultra books are pure heavy-weight (1400 grams) (1300 grams) (1300 grams).

The wrist rest, single fielld on the bottom and the screen content can be dented with less force. This does not diminish the quality because Toshiba ensures a very well torsional stiffness of the base toghter due to an inside reinforcement. The case is even supposed to survive a drop test from a height of 76 cm on a steel plate The manufacturer let the Technical Control Board execute this test in adds to a pressure test (100 kg surface), which the Z830 passed. In an analogy to the plastic apron for cars, it can be said it is probably just the slightly yielding chassis that creates the Z830 resistant.

The almost wafer-thin content warps very simple and looks many similar a piece of cardboard. The hinges fit tight on the case and let the content stop softly at about 135 degrees.

The hinges could use a bit many traction, though. The content closes on its own when the machine is shaken.
The content has a narrow rubber content at its upper edge that lies on the case when it's closed. The small gap that needs a fingernail to be opened is impractical in hectic situations.

The machine bottom is absolutely even and there is no maintenance opening. The RAM (2 GB built-in, 2 GB inserted) can be upgraded. The entire bottom can be removed for this.