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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 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 Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba laptops and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other brands.

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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which has three 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 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year 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 actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the 13Z940[pl_2362386_price], or the 13Z940[pl_2362386_price] both from LG or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882103_price] or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price].

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012166_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the L540[pl_2501252_price], or the L540[pl_2551303_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the L540[pl_2551303_price], or the L540[pl_2501252_price] both from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra Z40 has one of the highest front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP and the highest is 2MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four 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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Light

The Tecra Z40 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40. The weights of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 940g to 3.8kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2701189_price] (1.6kg and cheaper).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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4 Reasons Against

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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2701189_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T450[pl_2865899_price] (500GB), or the E550[pl_2965755_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Latitude 14 3000[plb_2804877_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Pavilion 17[pl_2725280_price], or the 14[pl_2583598_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price].

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2794147_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper), or the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2841727_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper) both from DELL or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2701189_price].

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Average Battery Life

At 10.5 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L450[plb_2804968_price] (10.7h and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351422_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 450[plb_2747169_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3339010_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
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Audio System
Camera
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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)
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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

(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

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