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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 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 and... More
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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Toshiba have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Portégé Z30-A has more SATA connectors than most of the laptops of this type and age. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA connectors.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Portégé Z30-A has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. Most of the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA III connectors.

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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. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Price Has Recently Dropped by £226.99

In the last fortnight the Portégé Z30-A has dropped in price by £226.99.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A is 950MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 12 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the T550[pl_2881392_price] (14.8h and cheaper), or the T550[pl_2954049_price] (14.8h and cheaper) both from Lenovo; or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (14h and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the T450s[pl_2967417_price], or the T450s[pl_2967417_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2917671_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (SSD), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Portégé Z30-A has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. The best processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like 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 Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] which has better reviews; or the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984386_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729373_price] is also worth considering.

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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 typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé Z30-A is 1MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Portégé Z30-A is very light compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13 9343[plb_2829100_price] (1.3kg and cheaper), or the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price] (1.2kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Portégé Z30-A is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price].

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the T550[pl_2881392_price] (180GB), or the T450s[pl_2967417_price] (180GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

There are a number of alternative 13.3" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Fujitsu LifeBook S935[plb_2798047_price], or the DELL XPS 13 9343[plb_2829100_price].

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (14" and higher rated) or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price] (14" and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Expensive

We think this medium processor core notebook PC looks expensive compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age. The price range of laptops of a comparable type and age is from £149 to £3,405.

Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price].

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated); or the Lenovo T550[plb_2881392_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this notebook PC and we think the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882106_price] (8GB), or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885453_price] (8GB) both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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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
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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 z30a1c, z30a1d, z30a1ct, z30a1du, z30a1d4, z30a1dun, Z30-A-1D4, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 4310, toshiba 64bi, toshiba z30a1, toshiba 64bit, toshiba 4310u, toshiba z30a1f, toshiba z30a1d, toshiba z30a1fc, toshiba z30a1fd, toshiba z30a1d4, toshiba p202479, toshiba p202479p, toshiba pt241e06p06, toshiba portgz30a1d4, toshiba pt243e0d3053, toshiba pt241e06p06u, toshiba pt243e0d4053, toshiba pt241e06p06ue, toshiba pt243e0d4053e, toshiba pt243e0d3053e
Barcodes 04051528142235, 04051528142242, 04051528150612

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