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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Dec 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Portg Z30-AHIGH PERFORMANCE GOES ULTRA-MOBILEWith an ultra-thin, premium design the high-performance 33.8 cm (13.3") Toshiba Portg Z30-A Ultrabook * was made to keep business moving. A... More
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs built by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Portégé Z30-A which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite 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 similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.9GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

This laptop'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 available for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly long battery life (12 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Portable PCs of this age and type have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m². The Portégé Z30-A has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is one of the lightest notebook PCs of this spec and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price] (1.2kg), or the Z30[pl_2502971_price] (1.2kg) both from Toshiba.

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Narrow

The average width of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 360mm. The Portégé Z30-A is one of the narrower portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A (only 316 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of the Portégé Z30-A of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price] (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A.

If this Toshiba laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m[plb_2528990_price] (14") which is also higher rated.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Portégé Z30-A over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Portégé Z30-A has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This Toshiba portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it 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 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m[plb_2528990_price] (2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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
Password Protection
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
Intel Virtualization Technology

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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a186, toshiba z30a1, toshiba z30a1f, toshiba z30a1fe, toshiba pt243e075053, toshiba pt243e075053e, toshiba pt243e075053en
Barcodes 04051528150773, 04051528154054, 04051528173659

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