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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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The Portege Z30-A was made to move. Starting at an ultra-light 1.2kg and highly robust, it's the perfect companion to take on your business travels and offers a long-lasting 12 hours battery life... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops produced by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Portégé Z30-A is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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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 medium processor core 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A. Portable PCs of this type and age have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Portégé Z30-A's weight is one of the lightest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V5-121[plb_1562348_price] (1.2kg), the Asus UX301LA[plb_2401459_price] (1.2kg), or the Toshiba Portege Z30[plb_2068440_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The widths of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Portégé Z30-A is one of the narrower laptops that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2435195_price] (14"), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2560064_price] (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this Toshiba notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB), or the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A is 0.38GB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory (only 1.696 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s, and the average maximum WiFi data rate is 340 Mbit/s. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower maximum WiFi data rate (only 150 megabits per second) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate

With a maximum external video mode refresh rate of only 85 hertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower maximum external video mode refresh rates amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the maximum external video mode refresh rates range from 85Hz to 100Hz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,696 megabyte, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 380MB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A which has four battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 8.1GB to 33GB. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller maximum internal memories (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] which has better reviews.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire S3[plb_2647566_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
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
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
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
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a19, z30a18, z30a1g, z30a19n, z30a1e8, z30a182, z30a1gx, z30a1d0, z30a18w, toshiba z30a1, toshiba z30a1g, pt243e0jl053en, toshiba z30a1gx, toshiba pt243e0jl053, toshiba pt243e0jl053e, toshiba pt243e0jl053en
Barcodes 04051528142303, 04051528142310, 04051528142327, 04051528142334, 04051528142372, 04051528142471, 04051528142495, 04051528142556, 04051528142563, 04051528142679, 04051528155839, 04051528165289, 04051528168617, 04051528173642, 04053162456013, 05054629668436

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,799.98
Significantly Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
16.4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Faster Maximum WiFi Data Rate
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
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Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,799.98
Vastly Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Nine Battery Cells
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
16.4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Older by Over Two Years
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory

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Two More Battery Cells
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
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