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Toshiba TECRA Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,511 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 laptop.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the TECRA Z40 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The 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 portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 amongst all laptops that have been available for a similar time to the TECRA Z40.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Toshiba Z30[plb_2209211_price], or the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price] which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price], or the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The TECRA Z40 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the TECRA Z40.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price], or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2197427_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the TECRA Z40 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price] both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the TECRA Z40 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 2 megapixels, the TECRA Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TECRA Z40 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the TECRA Z40 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TECRA Z40.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The TECRA Z40 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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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 are a comparable age to the TECRA Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Light

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 is quite light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the TECRA Z40 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price] (1.6kg and cheaper), or the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The 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. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TECRA Z40 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the TECRA Z40 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor 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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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TECRA Z40. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TECRA Z40 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Z30[plb_2209211_price].

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP Zbook 14[plb_2618493_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TECRA Z40 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

We compared all the other 14" portable PCs to this laptop and we think the HP 8470p[plb_1481744_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2446460_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TECRA Z40 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price], the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba TECRA Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the TECRA Z40 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the ProBook 440[pl_2353338_price] (9.25h), or the 8470p[pl_2830659_price] (9.3h) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] (10h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The TECRA Z40 has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the TECRA Z40.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.9GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price], the Lenovo T440[plb_2073095_price], and the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1870678_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] (2GHz), the Asus UX301LA[plb_2401459_price] (2GHz), or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2417241_price] (2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Internal Memory
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
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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 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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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
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Weight & Dimensions
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(25)
21 April 2016

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20 September 2014

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17 June 2014

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a13, z40a13l, apple z40, apple z40b, apple z40b12, apple z40b12p, apple intel5300, apple intel5300u
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