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Toshiba TECRA Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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.

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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 most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the TECRA Z40.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

The TECRA Z40 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TECRA Z40.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the ThinkPad X240[pl_2055821_price], or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2055821_price] both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440[plb_2216159_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The TECRA Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the TECRA Z40 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2529150_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2569084_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The TECRA Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the TECRA Z40 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2846285_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2529150_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the HP ProBook 650[plb_2753866_price].

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the TECRA Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the TECRA Z40 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TECRA Z40 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 have been available for around the same time as the TECRA Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 60 watt-hours, the TECRA Z40 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TECRA Z40 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the TECRA Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TECRA Z40. The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the R930[pl_1496279_price] (1.4kg and cheaper), the Portege R930[pl_1481911_price] (1.5kg and cheaper), or the R930[pl_1483873_price] (1.5kg and cheaper) all from Toshiba.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 338 millimeters, the TECRA Z40 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the TECRA Z40. The narrowest similar spec notebook PC that is a comparable age to the TECRA Z40 is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the TECRA Z40.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T440s[pl_2978670_price] (256GB and cheaper), the ThinkPad X240[pl_2055821_price] (256GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2504289_price] (256GB and cheaper) all from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TECRA Z40 range from 510MB to 4.1GB. The TECRA Z40 has one of the smallest discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,000 megabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2529150_price], or the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the TECRA Z40 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba TECRA Z40 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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5 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 average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Toshiba Portege R930[plb_1481911_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price] (9.25h and cheaper), or the Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[pl_2964572_price] (10.5h and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo B590[plb_1558326_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2011147_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the X75A[pl_2440533_price] (6GB), the X75A[pl_2093232_price] (6GB), or the X552CL[pl_2093300_price] (6GB) all from Asus.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the TECRA Z40.

There are a number of other 14" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2586581_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Asus X551CA[plb_2452241_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the G50-70[pl_2441501_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2504289_price] (2GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_2319311_price] (2GHz and cheaper).

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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 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
AC Adapter Frequency
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
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a13, z40a11, z40a111, z40a11u, z40a11t, z40a13h, toshiba z40, toshiba z40c, toshiba z40b, apple i54300, apple i54300u, apple z40a111, toshiba i56200, toshiba z40a11, toshiba i54300, toshiba z40a111, toshiba i56200u, toshiba z40a11u, toshiba i54300u, toshiba pt465e00201, toshiba pt45fe004004, toshiba pt45ge007003, toshiba pt465e00201q, toshiba pt465e002002, toshiba pt44fe095025, toshiba pt465e00201qe, toshiba pt465e002002e, toshiba pt44fe095025e, toshiba pt45fe004004e, toshiba pt45ge007003e
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