[REVIEW] Toshiba Portege Z20t, 12.5-inch Hybrid Ultrabook. Available Now in Malaysia!

Toshiba Portege notebook are well-known for their ultraportable and business-centric notebook. The Toshiba Portege Z20t is a fully convertible Ultrabook that can turn into tablet by removing its keyboard dock. It is a business-focused notebook that has what it needs.


It has a vibrant 12.5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The screen has 10-point touch enabled and paired with Wacom digitizer pen which offer a more natural handwriting experience by an antiglare coating.

If you notice, the screen has no reflection although it place under downlight. It’s great to use even under bright light room or under the sun.

Silent Performance

Beneath the screen is an Intel Core M-5Y51 or M-5Y71 (vPro) processor that’s designed specifically for use in thin and light Windows tablet without losing any performance. This processor allows fan-less design and pair with SSD you would not hear any sound while it operating.

It paired with 4GB/8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD.

The Core M CPU isn’t on the level of a Core i5 or i7 CPU, but it’s goes well for general office tasks, image editing like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and as well video editing. The graphics are handled by the CPU which are more than adequate for everyday operations

Operating System

This Ultrabook are provided both Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional & Microsoft Windows 7 Professional license. Which mean you will have the choice between the two operating systems which serve your company’s environment legally – thoughtful of them

Complete Connectivity

Toshiba Portege Z series are well know for its complete connectivity in slim and thin platform without add-on dongle.

On the right side of the tablet it has Power Button, Volume Rocket, microUSB port (OTG), micro HDMI, microSD card slot for expandable storage and 3.5mm audio mic jack.

The keyboard doesn’t only work as keypunch input device, it also has all others necessity ports. On the right size of the keyboard dock, it has 2 full sized USB 3.0 and full sized Gigabit LAN port.

On the left handside, it has a smart Kensington lock that lock the tablet onto the keyboard dock with a switch, making it immovable. Next to it is a full sized VGA port and full sized HDMI port.

Back-lite keyboard comes as standard that allows you to work even at low light environment.

together a handy and accurate central Accupoint trackpoint (the blue dot)

Ergonomically & Smart Use

The step to release the tablet from the dock is easilydo and can be done by 1 hand.

Push the release pin to the left and you and pull out the tablet.

The tablet and keyboard docking’s connector are reversible, thus the tablet can be placed the-other way round and use the tablet in variable angles.

Two Better Than One, 1x Wacom Digitizer Pen & 1x Stylus Pen

Beside the Wacom digitizer that bundle together, it comes with one simple stylus integrated into the tablet’s body.

Impressive Battery Life

By running just on the tablet itself I manage a solid 8 hours of battery life and 15 hours of looping video playback. Not too far as claimed by Toshiba 9.1 hours using as tablet and 17.4 hours with keyboard dock.

The tablet itself are not necessary relying the keyboard docking for charging where by it has a charging port beneath the tablet.


  • Processor: Intel Core M-5Y51 or Intel Core M-5Y71 (vPro)
  • RAM: 4GB or 8GB 1,600MHz DDR3L
  • Display: 12.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD, IPS Display
  • Graphics: Intel HD 5300
  • Storage: Solid-State-Drive, 256GB
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with downgrade right Microsoft Windows 7 Processional
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit LAN, 2x USB 3.0, microUSB, microSD card slot, microHDMI, microUSB, full sized VGA & HDMI ports.
  • Weight: Tablet – 705g, Keyboard Dock – 769g (Total weights 1.47kg)
Price & Availability
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B104
  • Intel Core M-5Y51, 4GB of RAM, 256GB SSD – RM 8,299 (inclusive GST)

Toshiba Portege Z20t-B102 (vPro)
  • Intel Core M-5Y71 (vPro), 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD – RM 9,099 (inclusive GST)

The Toshiba Portege Z20t are available for viewing and purchase at Toshiba Concept store at:

Toshiba Store (IT Comp Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd.)G-10, Section 14, Digital Mall,
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7932 4607

Toshiba i-Store (IT Comp Sales & Services Sdn. Bhd.)L4-17, The Mines, Seri Kembangan,
Tel: 03-8941 4607

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