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Toshiba Portégé Z30-B

Toshiba Portégé Z30-B 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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The Portg Z30-B was made to move. Starting at an ultra-light 1.2 kg and highly robust, it's the perfect companion to take on your business travels. Even without an extended battery, you get a... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-B the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Portégé Z30-B has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] (2.5GHz).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-B range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. The battery life of the Toshiba Portégé Z30-B of 16 hours is one of the longest amongst laptops of this type and age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo W550s[plb_3369680_price] (17.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-B supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were launched 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. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-B has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include 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 I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Portégé Z30-B has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. The processor family of all similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-B, the Portégé Z30-B has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé Z30-B has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-B also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. The Portégé Z30-B has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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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 typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolution of the Portégé Z30-B of 2 megapixels is one of the highest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-B have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Portégé Z30-B has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-B is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Light

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-B the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-B, the weight of the Portégé Z30-B of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

Comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-B is one of the narrower portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-B amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-B has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-B have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 13[plb_2499796_price].

If this Toshiba notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450[plb_2899072_price] (14"), or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2794147_price] (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-B is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-B has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-B.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé Z30-B does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-B also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-B

Released Over a Year Ago

Toshiba released the Portégé Z30-B over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-B has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-B.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include 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
Housing Material
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)
Configurable TDP-Down
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
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
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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
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
SIM Card
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 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)
Idle States
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 Cell Count
Battery
Battery Cell
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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
Manual
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

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