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Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 3,511 expert and owner reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

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 available for a comparable time to it.

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

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Z30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Satellite Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

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

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 10 hours, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Z30. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If you want 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 Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Z30.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Light

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Satellite Z30 is very light compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Z30.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] (1.2kg), or the Portege Z30[pl_2068440_price] (1.2kg) both from Toshiba or the Acer Aspire V5-121[plb_1562348_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the Satellite Z30 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The Satellite Z30 has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Z30. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Z30 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB), or the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Z30.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Z30.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo IdeaPad U410[plb_2650433_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
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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
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 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 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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a1c, z30a1cz

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