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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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ULTRA LIGHT FOR BUSINESS ANYWHEREThe Tecra Z40-A was made to move. Starting at an ultra-light 1.4kg and highly robust, it's the perfect companion to take on your business travels and offers a... More
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Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec 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.

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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 laptops of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this type and age.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

Alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus UX301LA[plb_2327303_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.

Across comparable 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 the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price], or the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price] which is cheaper.

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

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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 released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price] both from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly high front camera resolution 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.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which has three 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 are a similar age to the Tecra Z40. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2.2kg.

There are a number of alternative 1.5kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price].

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] (1.5kg), or the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price] (1.5kg) both from Toshiba.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price].

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Tecra Z40 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price].

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the 14[pl_2470279_price] (500GB), or the ProBook 650[pl_2481395_price] (500GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this type and age 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop 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 Four Battery Cells

The Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar 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 Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.

There are a number of other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2417241_price], or the Asus UX301LA[plb_2401459_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price] (2.5GHz and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

The Tecra Z40 has a relatively average battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

There are a number of alternative 9h battery life laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price] (9.3h and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 14" notebook PCs currently available including the HP 14[plb_2320408_price], or the Lenovo L440[plb_2291384_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the EliteBook 850[pl_2446460_price] (15.6"), the ProBook 650[pl_2481395_price] (15.6"), or the ProBook 650[pl_2481404_price] (15.6") all from HP which is also cheaper.

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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
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Intel Visual Technology
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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

(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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple z40, apple z40b, apple z40b12, apple z40b12p, apple intel5300, apple intel5300u
Barcodes 04051528143812

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