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Toshiba Satellite Z30

Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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Portg Z30-AHIGH PERFORMANCE GOES ULTRA-MOBILEWith an ultra-thin, premium design that travels light and is professional through and through, the high-performance 33.8 cm (13.3") Toshiba Portg Z30-A... More
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba notebook PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter memory of, the Satellite Z30's on-board graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 have on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.12GB and 4GB.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Price Has Dropped by £190.00

The Satellite Z30 has dropped in price by £190.00 in the last 28 days.

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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. In addition, this notebook PC 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 laptops of a similar age and spec 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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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Satellite Z30 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus UX301LA[plb_2327303_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price], and the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (SSD).

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Satellite Z30 has one of the longer battery lifes (10 hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Z30 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] (12h), or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price] (12h) both from Toshiba or the HP EliteBook Folio 1040[plb_2546146_price] (12h).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Z30 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price], or the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the Z30[pl_2209211_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price].

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Z30 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Satellite Z30 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Satellite Z30 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Light

The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the weight of the Satellite Z30 of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

There are a number of alternative 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price] which is cheaper.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price] (1.2kg), or the Z30[pl_2209211_price] (1.2kg) both from Toshiba.

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Narrow

The average width of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Z30 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. 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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Satellite Z30 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 13.3" laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price], or the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price] (14" and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2417689_price] (14" and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Asus UX301LA[plb_2327303_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2579954_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the 8470p[pl_2830659_price] (500GB and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2397170_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Satellite Z30 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2336483_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the ThinkPad X240[pl_2781600_price] (1.8GHz), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP Zbook 14[plb_2618493_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30, the Satellite Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price], the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Satellite Z30 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 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
Ports & Interfaces
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba z30, toshiba z30c
Barcodes 04051528142549, 04051528142686, 04051528150803, 04051528150827, 04051528151930

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Toshiba Satellite Z30

ThinkPad T540 vs Satellite Z30

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs Toshiba Satellite Z30
Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Toshiba Satellite Z30
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£
Longer Battery Life
Five More Battery Cells
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
Hugely Lower Front Camera Resolution

Lenovo T430 vs Toshiba Satellite Z30

Lenovo T430 vs Toshiba Satellite Z30
Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
Toshiba Satellite Z30
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,269.95
Hugely Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
16.4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Faster Processor Clock Speed
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)
Smaller Internal Memory

Lenovo L450 vs Toshiba Satellite Z30

Lenovo L450 vs Toshiba Satellite Z30
Lenovo L450
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
Toshiba Satellite Z30
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 272.00
1 Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
Significantly Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
A Lot Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
810g Heavier
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