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Toshiba Portege Z30

Toshiba Portege Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Nov 2013
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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Portege Z30 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portege Z30 processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 12 hours, the Portege Z30 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portege Z30.

We compared all the other 12h battery life portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2059334_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the EliteBook 820[pl_2353434_price] (13.25h and cheaper), or the EliteBook 820[pl_2697094_price] (13.25h and cheaper) both from HP.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portege Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portege Z30.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Portege Z30 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portege Z30. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Portege Z30 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (16GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portege Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2379667_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD).

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portege Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 820[pl_2697094_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1871315_price] both from HP.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Asus X550CA[plb_1598926_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Portege Z30 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Portege Z30. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Portege Z30 is 3GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. At 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Portege Z30 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portege Z30.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portege Z30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Portege Z30 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Toshiba Portege Z30 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Portable PCs of this type and age have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.2G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Portege Z30 has a fairly small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portege Z30.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portege Z30 range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Portege Z30's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G. The Portege Z30 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks (only 60 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Narrow Power Adapter Width

With a power adapter width of only 94 millimeters, the Toshiba Portege Z30 has one of the narrower power adapter widths amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The narrowest power adapter width of notebook PCs of this age and type is 46mm and the widest is 490mm.

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Light

The lightest similar spec notebook PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the Portege Z30 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Portege Z30's weight is one of the lightest amongst notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portege Z30.

We compared all the other 1.2kg heavy portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2059334_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X220[plb_1473945_price] (1.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The Portege Z30 is one of the narrower comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago (only 316 millimeters) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average width of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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Very Light Power Adapter Weight

The power adapter weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portege Z30 range from 180g to 5kg. The Portege Z30 has a quite light power adapter weight (only 180 grams) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Shallow Power Adapter Depth

The Toshiba Portege Z30 has one of the shallower power adapter depths (only 27.2 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portege Z30 have power adapter depths of between 27mm and 300mm, and the average power adapter depth is 69mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Toshiba Portege Z30 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portege Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Portege Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Portege Z30. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portege Z30 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the Portege Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2569320_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Portege Z30 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 13.3" notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2059334_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2542189_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Portege Z30 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portege Z30. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portege Z30 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price], or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1632540_price].

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2161809_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2473900_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Portege Z30 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portege Z30, the Portege Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2353434_price].

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Very Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Portege Z30 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. The average operating shock of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Portege Z30 is 63G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Portege Z30 which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Tall Power Adapter Height

At 43 millimeters, the Toshiba Portege Z30 has a quite tall power adapter height compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portege Z30. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portege Z30 the power adapter heights range from 22mm to 67mm.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The Portege Z30 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The operating vibrations of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.5G to 110G.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portege Z30

Released Over Three Years Ago

Toshiba released the Portege Z30 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portege Z30 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portege Z30.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.1GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1632540_price].

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook[plb_2497294_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Hot Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Power Adapter Weight
Power Adapter Height
Power Adapter Depth
Power Adapter Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Maximum Non-Operating Thermal Gradient
Maximum Operating Thermal Gradient
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

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