With this computer I got the update happening then turned away to download the user manual for a piece of equipment I am reviewing, and when I turned back after, what? Dragging in a large video file from my network server, the transfer speed was around 38MB/s (compared to around 108MB/s I get with a wired Gigabit connection).
, two or three minutes, it was at 100% of the first stage. With USB, transfers were limited only by the speed of the USB card, not by the computer. It provided a very solid foundation under the keys with no flex, no give.
Portégé is one of Toshiba’s premium lines of computers (the Satellite and Satellite Pro are more entry level). That’s fitted with a Core i7-7600U processor, a 512GB M.2 solid state drive and 16GB of RAM.
There were originally three lesser models: 8GB RAM and 256GB solid state drives with a Core i5-7200 processor (45), a Core i5-7300U (20) or a Core i7-7500U (65). Having 16GB of RAM rather than 8GB also helps performance, especially if you tend to run many programs at once and some are memory hogs.
The newest of Toshiba’s Portégé line of computers is the X20, a 2 in 1 convertible.
You know the kind of thing: you might think it’s a standard notebook, but the screen can fold all the way back, turning it into a kind of tablet.
Or you can use it “tent” style, with the keyboard section acting as a kick stand.
It comes with a stylus as well, for finer work, for text entry or for the exercise of artistry.
Well, as the model numbers suggest, the 7600U is a little more recent (released in the first quarter of this year, versus the third quarter of last year).
Of course, as a two in one, the screen is touch sensitive.
But as a nice extra touch, so to speak, it’s bundled with a stylus so you can take fuller advantage of the various drawing functions available in modern versions of Windows.
I took a photo of it side by side with my Surface Pro 4 showing the same test pattern.
The Surface Pro 4 produces a similar colour result to my two desktop monitors – one of them a Ben Q BL3200, designed for graphic artists. On the SP4 a grey box was 152, 157, 151 for a range of 6 (ideally, they all would have been the same number).