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Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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From the incredibly thin, light and stylish design to the high-performance technology inside, the 33.8 cm (13.3") Toshiba Satellite Z30-B was made to keep you moving. The long-lasting battery life... More
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good reviews 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 the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 that we have checked, the battery life of the Toshiba Satellite Z30 of 16 hours is one of the longest.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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 portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

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

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper portable PC such as the EliteBook 820[pl_2735219_price], or the EliteBook 840 G2[pl_2941676_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2911178_price] or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price].

If the storage medium of this Toshiba notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2743534_price] (SSD).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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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 of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price] which is cheaper; or the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3009234_price].

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of laptops that have been around for more than a year is 1MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution 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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Satellite Z30 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Satellite Z30 is very light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Z30. The weights of portable PCs of this age and type range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price] (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] (2.2kg).

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Narrow

The Satellite Z30 is fairly narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have widths of between 28mm and 430mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Satellite Z30 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2802546_price] (14"), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2980549_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Satellite Z30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price].

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the EliteBook 820[pl_2862104_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper) both from HP; or the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2940400_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Z30.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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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 (64-Bit)
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
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
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
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
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video 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
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30b100, toshiba z30b10, toshiba z30b10g, PT253E-00E00DEN, toshiba pt253e00e00, toshiba pt253e00e00d, toshiba pt253e00e00de, toshiba pt253e00e00den
Barcodes 04051528173864, 04051528174212, 04051528174229, 04051528174243, 04051528174250, 04051528176070

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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 i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,269.95 £310.00
Vastly Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
16.4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
34% Newer PCI Express Slot Version
Eleven Less PCI Express Lanes (max)
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory

ThinkPad X250 vs Satellite Z30

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 vs Toshiba Satellite Z30
Lenovo ThinkPad X250
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 8GB SSD 12.5"
Toshiba Satellite Z30
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 914.05 £310.00
Two More Awards
Hugely Better Review from Computershopper.com
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
Marginally Better Review from Notebookcheck.pl
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory

ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Satellite Z30

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Toshiba Satellite Z30
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
Toshiba Satellite Z30
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 646.40 £310.00
Four More Battery Cells
Faster Maximum Turbo Frequency
Bigger Screen Size
5% Faster Processor Clock Speed
1.08MP Lower Front Camera Resolution
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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