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 Portege Z20t-c has Windows 10 Pro installed as standard.
Delve into the Start Menu and you'll find a selection of Toshiba's own apps and software, including TruRecorder, TruCapture and TruNote, Power Media Player and an app explorer. Plus there's bloatware from the likes of McAfee, WinZip (evaluation) and TripAdvisor, as well as links to IOLO, Booking.com, Symbaloo Online, Dropbox etc.
With the exception of McAfee these are all fairly unobtrusive, but thumbs down to apps that try to hijack our browser on start or prompt us to use their own search tools.
Buyers are well catered for when it comes to security and enterprise features. The laptop includes a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 and supports Intel Active Management Technology that should make it easier for IT departments to monitor, maintain, repair, update and upgrade machines remotely.
As usual, Windows 10 Pro ships with BitLocker that provides full-disk encryption.
This portability doesn't come cheap. Toshiba offers the Portege Z20t-c in a variety of configurations, starting at £1,399 (ex VAT) for an Intel Core m5-6Y54 1.1GHz with 128GB of storage.
This increases to £1,899 (ex VAT) for the top-of-the-range model with the Intel Core m7-6Y75 1.2GHz CPU and a 512GB SSD.
If you're after a business-grade hybrid laptop that provides a true tablet experience the Toshiba Portege Z20t-c hits all the right notes.