UK Readers – Amazon Offering Toshiba Z830 Ultrabook for £698.80

Posted on 02 April 2012, Last updated on 02 April 2012 by

toshiba-portege-z830-ultrabook_01After seeing that US online prices for high-end Ultrabooks have dropped 22% from the original launch prices, it’s good to see other countries showing similar price drops. This offer on a Toshiba Satellite Z830 is particularly interesting. £698.80 is 22% below list price! [US Readers – This is a 120% consumer price that includes sales tax. Business buyers pay around £580]

I’m a Z830 user myself so I can vouch for this Ultrabook. You’ve got all the ports you need, a great SSD (ignore the reports of poor write speeds, it performs exactly when you need it) and the backlit keyboard is something you’ll never want to lose once you’ve had it. The Z830-10T on offer here has the Core i3 CPU at 1.4Ghz. (Without Turbo Boost as seen on other Ultrabooks.)

A wobbly screen might distract some and the fan noise when under load can be annoying in a quiet room but the rest is pure Ultrabook. You’ll absolutely love the weight too. SDXC, Centrino Wifi and Matt screen are all worth noting.

Having tested two versions we have to declare the keyboard as a little hit-and-miss. Our current model has a space-bar that is sometimes reluctant to register. A previous model we had, from Germany, had no such issue. Seriously though, for this price, it’s a great deal and worth testing out.

For more information, check out our full review and our information page for specs, pics, videos and more.


Recommended Reading

Top Ultra Mobile PCs

Dell Latitude E7440
14.0" Intel Core i5-4200U
Viliv S5
4.8" Intel Atom (Silverthorne)
GPD Win 2
6.0" Intel m3 7Y30
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10
10.1" Intel Celeron N2806
GPD Pocket 2
7.0" Intel Core m3-8100Y
Acer Aspire Switch 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3745
5.6" Intel Atom
Fujitsu Lifebook U1010
5.6" Intel A110 (Stealey)
Kohjinsha SA5
7.0" AMD Geode LX 800
Acer Aspire E11 ES1
11.6" Intel Celeron N2840