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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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One of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-B matches ultra-portability with a long-lasting battery and larger screen that lets you do more on the... More
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Toshiba is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that came out 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 notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as 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 amongst all comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£778.63) (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 1MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP. When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40's front camera resolution of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Light

The average weight of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (£1,155.06) (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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40's total storage capacity is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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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 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Tecra Z40 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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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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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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Average Battery Life

At 10.5 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X250 (£793.00) (10.7h), or the L450 (£497.99) (10.7h) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (15.5").

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Specification

Design
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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal 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
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
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
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Power Auto-Sensing
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
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba z40, toshiba z40c, toshiba z40b, toshiba i56200, toshiba i56200u, toshiba pt465e00201, toshiba pt45fe004004, toshiba pt465e00201q, toshiba pt465e002002, toshiba pt45fe004004e, toshiba pt465e00201qe, toshiba pt465e002002e, toshiba pt45fe004004en, toshiba pt465e00201qen, toshiba pt465e002002en
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