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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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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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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 3,511 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable type and age 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 notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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 across all laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Tecra Z40 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average front camera resolution of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 is 28MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this age and spec have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Tecra Z40 (£857.80) (1.5kg), or the TECRA Z40 (1.5kg) both from Toshiba.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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9 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 10" to 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5 (£350.00) (15.6").

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.696 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,696 megabyte, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 is 380MB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz), or the DELL XPS 13 (£1,188.01) (2.1GHz).

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Average Battery Life

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a relatively typical battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

If this Toshiba portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the HP 2570p (9.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly standard internal memory 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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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board 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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
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
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(24)
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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