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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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LARGE-SCREEN PRODUCTIVITY. ULTRA-THIN PORTABILITYOne of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-A matches ultra-portability with a long-lasting... More
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of this spec and age 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 a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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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 comparable age and type to it. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly big internal memory 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.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40.

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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 have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

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Very Light

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2350979_price] (1.6kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 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 have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba 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 notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 450[plb_2719874_price] (9.25h), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (9.3h).

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Average Screen Size

The Tecra Z40 has a relatively typical 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.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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Specification

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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
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4G
4G Standard
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
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Full-Size Keyboard
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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
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CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Power Cord Included
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WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
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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

(1)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Cris
(Verified Purchase)

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

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