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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings 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 the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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

Most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years 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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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 comparable age to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Tecra Z40 has a very big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Inspiron 15R[pl_1385146_price], or the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z40 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Toshiba laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] which has better reviews; or the Tecra Z40[pl_2357769_price], and the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price], the Asus P550CA[plb_2611468_price], or the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1532938_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Tecra Z40[pl_2252510_price], or the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price] both from Toshiba.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (10.5h and cheaper), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E544[plb_2988447_price] (11.3h and cheaper).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the X555LA[pl_2590385_price], and the P550CA[pl_2611468_price] both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a comparable 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 frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 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 Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory 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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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Light

The Tecra Z40 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

We compared all the other 1.5kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price], and the Tecra Z40[pl_2252510_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is quite narrow (only 338 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think the Tecra Z40[pl_2252510_price], and the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T440s[pl_2978670_price] (256GB), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2504289_price] (256GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. The Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2011147_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP 250[plb_2414514_price] (1.7GHz), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2590385_price] (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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 which you might want to look at including the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2145645_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1620825_price].

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 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 have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 14" portable PCs and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X555LA[plb_2656975_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2569084_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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