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

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ULTRA-THIN PRODUCTIVITYOne of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-A matches ultra-portability with a long-lasting battery and larger screen that... More
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Toshiba also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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 Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 amongst all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price], and the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the S540[pl_2433540_price], or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2746459_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price] which is cheaper.

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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 more than two years.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the S540[pl_2433540_price], or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2746459_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly 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 a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 12GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Light

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 1.5kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Tecra Z40[pl_2252510_price], and the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price] both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2287582_price] (1.5kg).

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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 available for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops of this type and age range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price] which is cheaper; or the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T440s[pl_2978670_price] (256GB), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2504289_price] (256GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40. The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 range from 1GB to 16GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2045815_price], or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_1628383_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2353448_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2365192_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price].

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2353448_price].

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

Alternative 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price], or the Portege R930[pl_1481911_price] both from Toshiba.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price] (9.25h), or the Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[pl_2964572_price] (10.5h) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook E544[plb_2988447_price] (11.3h) which is also 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 14" notebook PCs and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] which is cheaper; or the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2358586_price] (15.6"), the Asus X555LA[plb_2656975_price] (15.6"), or the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2581589_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Product Type
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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
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
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
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
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
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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

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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