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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba is one of the better rated laptop 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 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Portégé Z30-A of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly long battery life (15.08 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A. The battery lifes of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo W550s (17.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Portégé Z30-A has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,183.19) (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£770.12) (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.3MP to 2MP. The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) 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.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The maximum internal memory of the Portégé Z30-A of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 52 watt-hours, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A. The battery capacities of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Light

The lightest portable PC of this spec and age is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Portégé Z30-A is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the Portégé Z30-A is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the Portégé Z30-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the T550 (180GB), the X1 Carbon (£1,344.00) (180GB), or the T450s (£1,139.65) (180GB) all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,344.00) (14"), or the DELL Latitude 14 3450 (£464.99) (14").

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market 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 laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Portégé Z30-A has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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 Interface
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
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30b1310
Barcodes 00022265949733, 00222659497332

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Lifebook U745 vs Portégé Z30-A

Fujitsu Lifebook U745 vs Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
Fujitsu Lifebook U745
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 12GB 512GB SSD 14"
Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,183.19
Considerably Better Expert Reviews
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
500 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Bigger Internal Memory
5.78h Shorter Battery Life
34% Smaller Maximum Internal Memory

Inspiron 15 5000 vs Portégé Z30-A

DELL Inspiron 15 5000 vs Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
DELL Inspiron 15 5000
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 454.00
Significantly Bigger Total Storage Capacity
1MB Bigger Processor Cache
2.3" Bigger Screen Size
Two Months Newer
1.08MP Lower Front Camera Resolution
One Less USB 3.0 Port

Latitude 12 7000 vs Portégé Z30-A

DELL Latitude 12 7000 vs Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
DELL Latitude 12 7000
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 511.00
128GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
Bigger Processor Cache
Three Months Newer
68% Shorter Battery Life
A Bit Lower Expert Review Score
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