Toshiba laptops? After leaving the consumer market remained silent. It can be changed with the lightweight Toshiba Portege X20W. A laptop with interesting specifications and weighing just over a kilo.
That weight makes it is of course all direct interest to whom many on the road. You live mainly in airplanes and trains and is expected of you that you are still finding work, is such a small, lightweight companion course an attractive choice. But is that low weight at the expense of performance? We would of course do not want. The ideal is finally a powerful machine, which is still light and compact.
If we look at the specification sheet of Toshiba Portege X20W than Toshiba appears to comply. Depending on the available budget, you can configure it as a very luxury laptop. Our test model was equipped with a Core i5-7200U and a 128GB SSD. Would you like some more spice to your laptop, you can also opt for a Core i7-7500U, coupled with a 256 GB SSD. Then you come out on average 1625 Euros.
That’s not all, because Toshiba Portege X20W offers great flexibility. For he has 360-degree hinge that gets you to rotate the screen. You can keep him in the hand so as a tablet but also put to you. That way you can give a presentation in an original way by browsing through the pages with your fingers and also useful if you want to watch a movie on a plane table. It took a little less space than in the unfolded state.
Toshiba Portege X20W screen measures 12.5 inches, which is just a little smaller than in many other notebooks. For us it is big enough to work on the go, all we would choose the workplace to connect an extra monitor. That makes working for long periods in succession just more pleasant. Toshiba Portege X20W is equipped with a touch screen, then still a matte screen, which is quite special. Usually touch screens feature a gloss finish and mirror operation is still often bothersome.
Toshiba has opted for an illuminated keyboard with a fairly light touch. It’s a keyboard that we count the better keyboards today. However, you must note that this is a fairly light laptop is making the tapping sound which is also lighter than some heavier models. The touchpad that Toshiba has chosen is not very smooth. Preference is personal, but often a really smooth specimen experienced as pleasant.
Toshiba Portege X20W has fingerprint reader, which is built into the touch pad. That in itself is not illogical place, but the downside is that the upper left corner of the touchpad will not touch sensitive and it’s definitely a bit annoying at first. As for connections is not very well endowed Toshiba Portege X20W. You have to do it with a regular USB 3.0 port and a USB-C connector. The latter is equipped with Thunderbolt 3 and thus you can easily dock Toshiba Portege X20W via this connection for example to connect an external monitor.
The matt display has an excellent brightness of 370 cd / m² and contrast is also very good with 1280: 1. Our test with X-Rite i1 Display Pro colorimeter combined with SpectraCal Calman 5 analysis shows that the average color deviation is only 2.0. That’s a very good score, which is below the limit of 3, and the differences are visible to the human eye. The deviation range of 0.09 is fine, but the gray deviation of 6.8 and color temperature of 7157 K are on the high side. We conclude that the bottom line this is a good screen for a laptop. A nice feature is also that Toshiba has installed an infrared camera at the edge of the screen that lets you create, among other Wndows Hello log usage.
Our test model differs from the models that can be implemented in the standard Toshiba program. Our test model was equipped with a Core i5-7200U. This is a modern Kaby Lake i5 processor with two cores and clocked at 2.5GHz. This processor controls via the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 also controlling the screen.
The housing is relatively easy to open, and when you do, you can admire the interior, where there is room for two memory modules. In our model, this space was filled with two 4GB modules together so well for 8 GB of memory. If you have the need, you can so easily expand.
Toshiba is not only a manufacturer of laptops, but also focuses on the storage market. There is a large 128GB SSD from our own factory built in M.2 slot. For the network technology has been selected for an Intel 8265 802.11ac WiFi module. This adapter offers when you connect it to 802.11ac, 867 Mbit / s, which is very neat.
The working time of the battery is a great benefit. We get less than 13 hours when working with Office tasks and that is excellent.
Toshiba Portege X20W is not a gaming laptop. Yet we also measure the 3D performance. An integrated graphics card is reasonable, but for gaming it is not sufficient.
Cinebench R15 is a test processor and Toshiba Portege X20W get excellent results, apparently Toshiba has its cooling well done. This is also evident in the fan, which occasionally is being heard.
In PCMark 8 we look at the performance of the overall system and here the Toshiba Portege X20W is fine.
The throughput of the own SSD from Toshiba is a bit disappointing compared to the competition. In practice, this result will, however, be good enough to run smoothly.
Toshiba launches Portege X20W with a very interesting laptop for the business market. It combines modern facilities, such as a tilting screen with some very attractive benefits. He has a matte touchscreen, in our opinion very welcome feature.
In addition, Toshiba has managed to reduce Toshiba Portege X20W weight to a minimum, the device weighs just over a kilo. This makes it ideal to carry, very useful if you have to work a lot outside the door. Moreover it is equipped with smooth technique and that makes it a great alternative to much more serious business notebooks.
Another point that we find very interesting is the presence of a third Thunderbolt connection, which you can dock and upgrade or repair it easily at your workplace is already a problem. a serious option fine keyboard also makes it for those looking for a light laptop but a better keyboard than, say, want a Microsoft Surface. And last but certainly not least, the battery life of this laptop is really excellent. This makes the Toshiba Portege X20W a very desirable business partner and that is what we are concerned a Hardware.Info Excellent Choice award worth.