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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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One of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-B matches ultra-portability with a long-lasting battery and larger screen that lets you do more on the... More
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 3,511 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its laptops. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically 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 typical of many laptops 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

Most laptops that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 15 hours, the Tecra Z40 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst notebook PCs of this age. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP. When compared to other portable PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the Toshiba Tecra Z40's front camera resolution of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2743443_price] (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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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 similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra Z40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB).

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Average Screen Size

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

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Specification

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Intel HD Audio Technology
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(24)
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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