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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Tecra Z40-A LARGE-SCREEN PRODUCTIVITY. ULTRA-THIN PORTABILITY One of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-A matches ultra-portability with a... More
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC also 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 a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40.

Across 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 an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper portable PC such as the XPS 13 (£792.00), the XPS 13 (£792.00), or the XPS 13 (£792.00) all from DELL or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the DELL XPS 13.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 850 (£899.00) (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 5000 (£410.00) both from DELL.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the HP ProBook 650 (£852.45) which is cheaper.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 5000 (£410.00) both from DELL.

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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 typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The lowest front camera resolution of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to 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

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Tecra Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 60 watt-hours, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Light

The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is fairly light 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 you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X230 (£695.00) (1.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Tecra Z40 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies 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 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. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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

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 are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13 (£792.00) is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (180GB), or the HP EliteBook 840 (180GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

Other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo IdeaPad U430, or the Fujitsu LifeBook U554 (£645.33).

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.8GHz), or the DELL Inspiron 17 (£355.49) (1.9GHz) 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the DELL XPS 13 (£792.00), or the Lenovo T440 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB and cheaper), the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (6GB and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (£457.39) (6GB and cheaper).

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Not Cheap

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range in price from £178 to £1,964. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

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

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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.

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this Toshiba laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U554 (11h and higher rated); or the HP 8470p (£845.00) (9.3h and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Tecra Z40 has a pretty average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" laptops currently available including the IdeaPad U430, the ThinkPad L440, or the L440 (£518.36) all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Tecra A50 (15.6" and cheaper), or the Tecra Z50 (£710.19) (15.6" and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
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
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 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
Security
Password Protection
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
Power Cord Included
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 z40a16, z40a18, z40a18t, z40a16u, z40a18r, z40a16c, toshiba z40, toshiba z40c, toshiba z40b, pt44fe095025en, toshiba i56200, pt44fe097025en, toshiba i56200u, toshiba pt465e00201, toshiba pt465e002002, toshiba pt45fe004004, toshiba pt465e00201q, toshiba pt45fe004004e, toshiba pt465e00201qe, toshiba pt465e002002e, toshiba pt465e00201qen, toshiba pt465e002002en, toshiba pt45fe004004en
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