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Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,511 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 0.12GB and the biggest is 4GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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

The Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Z30 that we have assessed, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Satellite Z30 of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Satellite Z30 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Satellite Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10 hours, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30. The battery lifes of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30 range from 2h to 4,400h.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Z30 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30 is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Satellite Z30 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1.4GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,792 megabyte, the Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Satellite Z30 is very light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Z30[pl_2209211_price] (1.2kg), or the Z30[pl_2208887_price] (1.2kg) both from Toshiba.

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30. Portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Z30 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Satellite Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Satellite Z30 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 Satellite Z30. Comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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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 Satellite Z30 is 520GB. The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] (180GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843838_price] (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2657528_price] (14").

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Z30. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 Satellite Z30 has one of the slower maximum external video mode refresh rates amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum external video mode refresh rate of portable PCs of this age and spec is 85Hz, the fastest is 100Hz, and the average maximum external video mode refresh rate is 97Hz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Satellite Z30 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Satellite Z30 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Z30.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2699090_price] (2GHz).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
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
Video
Maximum External Video Modes Resolution
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
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
Spill Resistant 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 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
Power Auto-Sensing
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba z30a1, toshiba z30a1f, toshiba z30a1fe, toshiba pt243e075053, toshiba pt243e075053e, toshiba pt243e075053en
Barcodes 04051528150988

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