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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Portg Z30-A HIGH PERFORMANCE GOES ULTRA-MOBILE With 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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19 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 around for more than two years.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly long battery life (12 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, 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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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Light

The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A, the Portégé Z30-A's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Aspire V5-123 (£342.00) (1.2kg), or the Aspire V5-121 (£699.00) (1.2kg) both from Acer.

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Narrow

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

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 15".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1 (£528.00) (320GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this Toshiba laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50 (£299.99) (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A, the Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A is 3GHz.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 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

(2)
27 May 2015

Compact, lightweight and capable business solution. This notebook impressed us with its sturdy and strict construction while keeping the weight low (1.2 kg). Despite the main polycarbonate body,...

Great design and build quality
Quality IPS panel that's even suitable for professional photo editing and design
A handful of useful ports and connectivity options (including 3G module)
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Compact and lightweight
Outdated hardware (depends on your region)
The storage unit is mSATA SSD instead of M.2 SATA leading to lower readwrite speeds
Awkward trackpoint
Extremely noisy fan
Underwhelming batttery life
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 z30a12, z30a13, z30a17, z30a17e, z30a177, z30a12q, z30a13k, topt243e010006cz
Barcodes 04051528104547, 04051528107364, 04051528117974, 04051528120028

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