Toshiba Protege Z830 vs Samsung Series 5 – Ultra Thin Laptops

With more and more powerful smartphones coming into the market, laptops are getting thinner and lighter. Earlier, it was not very easy to find a thin laptop, now the modern laptop market is flooded with ultra thin laptops.

In this post, we would be comparing two of the best ultra thin laptops in the market which are, Toshiba Protege Z830 and Samsung Series 5. And that is how this post is labelled as Toshiba Protege Z830 vs Samsung Series 5, a specs comparison post.

Toshiba Protege Z830 vs Samsung Series 5 – Specs Comparison


Samsung Series 5 runs on 1.6GHz Intel Dual-Core i5-2467M processor, whereas if you prefer to go with Toshiba Protege Z830, you will have an option to choose between Intel Core i3, i5, i7 processors. And based on your requirement and budget, you can make your decision.

RAM and Memory

Series 5 laptops are powered by 4GB DDR3 RAM where as with Protege Z830 you again have an option to choose between 4GB or 6 GB of DDR3 RAM.

For me, storage is also an equally important criteria to choose a laptop. With Protege Z830, you will get a storage of 128 GB of SSD which is 16GB SSD plus 500GB HDD and optional 128SSD 13″.


Toshiba Protege Z830 is available in 13.3 inch display model. Its HD LED backlit display has a picture resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. On the other hand, there are two models available for Series 5 laptops which are 13 inch and 14 inch. Both the models feature LED-backlit matte screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.


Regardless the fact that you like playing games or not, you would definitely look to have sound graphics support on your laptop computer. Series 5 offers Radeon HD 7550M graphics support whereas Protege Z830 features Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000.


With aluminum body, Series 5 offer a dignified looks with silver in color. Its 14 inch model is 0.8 inches thin & weighs 3.1 pounds and the 13 inch model is 0.6 inches thin and weighs 4 pounds. Whereas Toshiba Protege is made of magnesium alloy chassis and is 0.63 inches thin and weighs 2.42 pounds.

Other Features

Other features of Series 5 laptop include 2xUSB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0(13″), HDMI, Ethernet, Microphone, Headphone,Multi-Touch trackpad with a camera. And other features of Protege Z830 include 2xUSB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, headphone jack, Fingerprint reader (optional), spill-resistant keyboard, Hi-Speed Start Technology and 1.3 MP camera.


13inch Samsung Series 5 has a price tag of $899,99 and the 14inch Samsung Series 5 has a price tag of $949,99. Whereas price of Toshiba Protege Z830 starts from $850.

Filed under: Laptops,Toshiba
April 25, 2012 by: Prasanth Chandra

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