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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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ULTRA LIGHT FOR BUSINESS ANYWHEREThe 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... More
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better storage medium than most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Tecra Z40 has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 9h battery life laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the ProBook 440 (9.25h), or the ProBook 450 G1 (9.25h) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Light

The weights of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Tecra Z40 (1.5kg), or the TECRA Z40 (1.5kg) 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Narrow

At only 338 millimeters, the Tecra Z40 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 660MHz, the fastest is 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 Tecra Z40 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.7GHz), or the HP Pavilion 17 (£549.97) (1.7GHz).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 Layout
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard 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
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional 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
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a13, z40a145, z40a140, z40a13q, toshiba z40, toshiba z40c, toshiba z40b, toshiba i56200, toshiba i56200u, toshiba pt465e00201, toshiba pt465e00201q, toshiba pt44fe095025, toshiba pt465e002002, toshiba pt45fe004004, toshiba pt45ge007003, toshiba pt45ge007003e, toshiba pt465e00201qe, toshiba pt44fe095025e, toshiba pt465e002002e, toshiba pt45fe004004e, toshiba pt465e00201qen, toshiba pt44fe095025en, toshiba pt465e002002en, toshiba pt45fe004004en, toshiba pt45ge007003en
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