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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Make Way For Lighter Laptop ComputingThe Tecra Z40 is a true mobile business notebook, delivering the lightness of an Ultrabook and the latest 4th generation Intel processors, plus serious... More
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC 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 portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the 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 Toshiba Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market 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. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s (£986.69) (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (12GB).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Tecra Z40 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 5,800 RPM.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The average non-operating vibration of laptops that were released more than a year ago is 1.5G. The Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 60 watt-hours, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Very Light

The Tecra Z40 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (£1,155.06) (1.5kg).

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Four Battery Cells

The Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£1,021.98) (15.6").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 that we have assessed, the Toshiba Tecra Z40's operating shock of only 10 gravity is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G, and the average operating shock is 77G.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this type and age range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The Wi-Fi standard of all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.5G to 1.1G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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4 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 Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Tecra Z40 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551MAV is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40b1410, apple z40, apple z40a, apple i54310, apple i54310u
Barcodes 00022265949757, 00222659497578

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