At first glance for the Toshiba Portege WT20, it may look like just about any other Surface Pro competitor. While it certainly is that, it is also among many other things. More importantly speaking, this is Toshiba’s more affordable offering to the well-received Portege Z20t. Truth be told, the WT20 is actually the base model for the Z20t, in terms of design anyway. The WT20 has a 5th Generation Intel Core M CPU, a fanless design, a 128GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM. It also has a 12.5-inch display that nets users a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution with capacitive touchscreen capabilities. The tablet also has Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, a front 2-megapixel snapper and a rear 5-megapixel one.
The Toshiba Portege WT20 is a “Quiet” Competitor to the Surface Pro
Standalone tablets are harder to sell as they are quite expensive, but the Toshiba Portege WT20 still tries to pull its punches into the competition. Even though Microsoft’s Surface Pro has already carved a strong niche to the industry, it still took a few generation before they were able to gain momentum.
Toshiba positions the WT20 as a business-class device. Hence, when a device is placed in this category, they naturally have a higher price tag. In other words, this tablet is certainly not made for the average consumer market. All the materials look and feel premium-made, and the hardware specs are all good stuff. The magnesium-encased tablet feels very sturdy despite only having a relatively light weight of 1.6-pounds. It is also insanely slim at only 8.8-millimeters in thickness.
This is a 16:9 aspect ratio tablet. This means that it does not quite feel comfortable, even in landscape viewing modes. When images are viewed in portrait mode, they feel awkwardly tall and skinny. Ports that are on the tablet are micro and mini-sized. There is a micro USB 2.0 port, a microSD card slot, and a micro HDMI port as well.
Perhaps one of the best features of the Portege WT20 tablet is its fanless design. This means that it is able to acquire sufficient cooling without the need of a fan; thus, the device is silent during operations. When using the device to its fullest potential, the back of the tablet will get a bit warm but not burning hot.
The Toshiba Portege WT20 is a good-looking tablet and is also quite sturdy. There is a very responsive touchscreen, silent operations, and powered by Windows 10. But for the price, consumers would naturally stay away from this device. Ports are also limited to the micro editions, and even though they are not terribly an inconvenience, many would still rather go for the more standard regular-sized ports.