An unspectacular hybrid laptop that will dutifully carry out common tasks, but that Core M processor can't be pushed.
Solid battery life, matte touchscreen offers good visibility, pleasing keyboard
Limited by Core M processor, screen only Full HD, iffy design, costly
The Toshiba Portege Z20t-c comes with a toughened 12.5in IPS touch panel running at a 1920x1080 Full HD resolution (176ppi).
At a shade under £2,000 you'd at least expect QHD. In picture terms, it's certainly nearer the muted end of the scale, and on first impressions it made us wonder whether Windows 10's Battery Saver setting was turned on. Disabling Adaptive Brightness settings boosted things a little, but to the detriment of battery life.
It's hard to look past the somewhat tricky 12.5in screen size as the wide-screen aspect ratio makes for a slightly unusual experience when browsing webpages and working on documents. It feels much more at home when watching the latest film trailers or settling down to a Netflix marathon, but we get the impression that's not what Toshiba had in mind.
It's somewhat unusual to see a laptop in 2016 with a matte finish, but this at least means that the Z20t-c is able to shrug off unwanted glare.
The touchscreen offers 10-point multi-finger support and is supplied with two styli so you can really make the most of the touch functions.
The display can also be reversed (always handy when confronted with a room full of people), and it can be doubled over on itself.
Battery and power
The keyboard and tablet contain individual three-cell batteries providing a combined maximum of six.
If it didn't quite cut it in the performance stakes, the Intel Core m7-6Y75 is known for its impressive power efficiency. Toshiba quotes nine hours and 30 minutes for the tablet only, and 19 hours as a whole. We got around an hour and a bit less than those estimates.
The entire right side of the tablet heated up considerably during normal use, but other than that the fanless device remained impressively cool.
The power brick connects to the keyboard part so you'll need to ensure that the tablet is suitably charged before using it in isolation.