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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
- Windows 8.1 64-bit (pre-installed)- Recommended upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro- 4th generation Intel Core i3-4010U processor- Toshiba HD non-reflective High Brightness eDP display with 16: 9 aspect... More
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19 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs manufactured by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.792 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé Z30-A. The maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Portégé Z30-A has one of the longer battery lifes (12 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A is 24h.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. 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 notebook 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.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé Z30-A has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Portégé Z30-A has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst laptops of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of this type and age is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Portégé Z30-A which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1,792 megabyte, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The maximum graphics adapter memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 380MB to 5.9GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Light

The lightest laptop that was released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is very light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO725[plb_1491127_price].

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Aspire V5-123[pl_1630346_price] (1.2kg), or the Aspire V5-121[pl_1562348_price] (1.2kg) both from Acer.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smallest total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843838_price] (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 15". The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 2.1GHz. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Toshiba notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

If this Toshiba notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2300892_price] (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
2 June 2006

Das Satellite A100 bringt Multimedia-Funktionalität ohne Luxus. Das sachliche Notebook zum für die Ausstattung kleinen Preis hat weder besondere Schwachstellen noch irgendwelche herausragenden...

Heller, groer Bildschirm, gute Erweiterbarkeit
Spiegelndes Display, kein DVI

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a13, z30a12, z30a17, z30a116, z30a12p, z30a17r, z30a13x, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 4030, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 64bit, toshiba 4030u, toshiba p202757, toshiba p202757p, toshiba portgz30a1, toshiba portgz30a1f, toshiba portgz30a1fe, toshiba pt243e075053, toshiba pt243e075053e, toshiba pt243e075053en
Barcodes 04051528102086, 04051528104530, 04051528111941, 04051528116847, 04051528136739

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