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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Four SATA Connectors

The Tecra Z40 is a four SATA connector notebook PC.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year 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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 this age and spec.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40, the front camera resolution of the Toshiba Tecra Z40 of 2 megapixels is one of the highest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Light

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Tecra Z40 is quite light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include 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 laptops of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

If this Toshiba notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price] (180GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T450[plb_2953891_price] (1.9GHz).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year 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 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to 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 this Toshiba portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (9.9h).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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Memory Slot
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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
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
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
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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
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Trial Software
Bundled Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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
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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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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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
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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

(2)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Cris
(Verified Purchase)

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

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by Sarah45
(Verified Purchase)

This review is after 11 months of owning this Toshiba Tecra. During this period it has been in for two warranty repairs from Toshiba which took 7 weeks combined. The battery failed initially and... Read more…

Great aesthetics and build quality (heatsink
Easy hardware and software installation
High 1080p FPS on ultra settings in most games nowadays
Bought this card to use ATI catalyst graphics on a 1080p Samsung monitor. I don't game. .. . but when I do, I'll use ATI. And I always use Mintlinux. Actually, this seems to be a good card for home th
Exceeded my expectations. The video card on my 2003 Hp 350n was the original even though my machine has been through many upgrades. The original card finally died of old age. I installed the JATON as
Noisy fans
This is the only complaint I have with this card is that the fans are noisy only when gaming. I know they are working properly otherwise the card would've overheated and would've shutdown my system
Could be relatively cheaper
When pushed hard, like running a benchmark demo I get a rattle that sounds like one of the fan blades hitting the heatsink. It goes away as soon as the load is removed. Took one egg off for this
Drivers for Windows 10 are worthless, broken, garbage

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Product Identifiers

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