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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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HIGH 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 long-lasting battery... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This medium processor core notebook PC received a score of 70% from expert review website CNET.de.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook 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 portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook 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 laptop.

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£90.00 Price Drop

In the last 1 days the price of the Portégé Z30-A has dropped by £90.00.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 12 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Z30[pl_2209211_price], the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price], or the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price] all from Toshiba.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (13.25h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

Alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price], or the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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 laptops of this age and spec.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the T420s[pl_48433_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price].

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A, the Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider including the ThinkPad X240[pl_2473900_price], or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2594839_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2379667_price] which has better reviews.

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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 were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price], and the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this spec and age.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. At 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 commonly found cable included on portable 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 frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Light

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A that we have checked, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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 Portege Z30[pl_2068440_price], the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price], or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] all from Toshiba.

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Narrow

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is fairly narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. 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 similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A that we have checked the total storage capacity of, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price], or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price].

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 820[pl_2697094_price] (180GB), or the EliteBook 840[pl_2542189_price] (256GB) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2569320_price] (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 13.3" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Portege Z30[pl_2068440_price], the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price], or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] all from Toshiba.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 840[pl_2542189_price] (14"), the EliteBook Folio 1040[pl_2546146_price] (14"), or the EliteBook Folio 1040[pl_2673423_price] (14") all from HP which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the EliteBook 850[pl_2421956_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2353434_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Portégé Z30-A is a four battery cell count laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2356712_price], the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price], or the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2379667_price].

If this Toshiba portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2542189_price] (2GHz), the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855453_price] (2GHz), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] (2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
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Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
4G
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out 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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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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
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Execute Disable Bit
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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)
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Warranty Card
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Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
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Manual
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WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified

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

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