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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Four SATA III Connectors

The Portégé Z30-A is a four SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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

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

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. With a battery life of 12 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the longer battery lifes amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and spec the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of this type and age.

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

If the storage medium of this Toshiba notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the best processor family 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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé Z30-A has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A, the front camera resolution of the Portégé Z30-A of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Light

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A that we have assessed, the weight of the Portégé Z30-A of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Portégé Z30-A is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A, the Portégé Z30-A's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. 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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882102_price] (14"), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2941676_price] (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been available for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a pretty average processor clock speed 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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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2771075_price] (12GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
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
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
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
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba z30a1, toshiba z30a1g, toshiba z30a1gx, toshiba pt243e0jl053, toshiba pt243e0jl053e, toshiba pt243e0jl053en
Barcodes 04051528142259, 04051528150605, 04053162614543

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Latitude 15 vs Portégé Z30-A

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 343.00
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
100MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
15% Bigger Screen Size
Newer by Two Months
Lower Front Camera Resolution
4GB Smaller Internal Memory

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DELL Latitude 15 E5550 vs Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
DELL Latitude 15 E5550
2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB 15.6"
Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 749.99
14.26GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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244GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
34% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Smaller Internal Memory
A Lot Heavier

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DELL Latitude 12 E7250 vs Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
DELL Latitude 12 E7250
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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Vastly Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
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Considerably Better Expert Reviews
100MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
A Little Smaller Screen Size
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