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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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The Tecra Z40-A was made to move. Starting at an ultra-light 1.4kg and highly robust, it's the perfect companion to take on your business travels and offers a long-lasting 9 hours battery life... More
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs produced by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 that we have checked, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Toshiba Tecra Z40 of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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

Other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the EliteBook 840 G1, the EliteBook 820 (£420.00), or the EliteBook 840 G1 all from HP which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba TECRA Z40 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (SSD).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Tecra Z40 has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average battery life of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 9h battery life laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Portege R930.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the ProBook 450 G1 (9.25h and cheaper), or the ProBook 450 (9.3h and cheaper) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Latitude 14 5000, the Latitude 12 5000, or the Latitude 14 5000 all from DELL is also worth considering.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra Z40 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Light

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the R930 (1.5kg and cheaper), or the Portege R930 (1.5kg and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Tecra Z40 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB), or the HP EliteBook 820 (£420.00) (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Latitude 12 5000, or the Latitude 14 5000 both from DELL or the HP 250.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL Vostro 3360 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the X451CA (1.8GHz), or the X551CA (£322.97) (1.8GHz) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo B590 (£362.73) which has better reviews; or the HP Probook 450, or the Acer Aspire E1-530 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (8GB) 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider including the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 15 5000 both from DELL or the Asus V550CA (£379.99).

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra Z40 over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 14" portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840 G1, and the Acer Aspire V5-431 (£350.00) is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (15.6" and cheaper); or the Lenovo B50 (£299.99) (15.6" and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
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Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
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Expert Reviews

(25)
21 April 2016

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-C is a long-lasting business notebook, but its keyboard, touchpad and screen are subpar...

I mentioned that the Tecra Z40 is indicative of why Toshiba is often left behind by HP, Dell, and Lenovo. The $1,229 notebook is not a bad PC; it's even very good with respect to build quality and...

20 September 2014

Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 Notebook The Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 repeats many of the successes of its lower-grade counterpart, the Tecra Z40-A-147 , with lightweight magnesium construction , a solid...

17 June 2014

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-11U is mostly an effective design for the intended corporate user. It's light, considering its 14in chassis, and the battery life is exceptional, which will make it an...

Toshiba doesn't deliver enough in the way of features or performance to justify this business laptop's lofty price tag...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Cris
(Verified Purchase)

Thin and lightweight, good battery, great buy...

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