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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 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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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year 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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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price] (2.9GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market 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. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40. The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 range from 2GB to 16GB.

Alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the ATIV Book 9[pl_2413902_price], or the ATIV Book 9[pl_2699671_price] both from Samsung or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2736830_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price], and the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price] both from Toshiba or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this spec and age. The processor family of all laptops that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40 also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP ZBook 15[plb_2740378_price], the Lenovo T450[plb_2993344_price], or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 15[plb_2740378_price], the Lenovo T450[plb_2993344_price], or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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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 typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP and the highest is 2MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2834025_price] (1.3kg and cheaper), the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2736830_price] (1.6kg and cheaper), or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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5 Reasons Against

Expensive

The cheapeast laptops of a similar age and type that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this medium processor core notebook PC looks expensive for a laptop of a similar type and age.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 is 550GB. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the ATIV Book 9[pl_2413902_price], or the ATIV Book 9[pl_2699671_price] both from Samsung or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] which is cheaper.

If this Toshiba portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2939879_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (512GB and cheaper).

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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 frequently found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] 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 laptops of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.5 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] (11h and higher rated); or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2993340_price] (10.9h and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" laptops currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2736830_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 850 G2[plb_2949829_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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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
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 August 2009

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Solid build
Decent matt screen
Serial and eSATA ports
Sturdy chassis, powerful CPU, good range of expansion ports
God processor
Weak graphics card
Keyboard flexes under pressure
Heavy, not enough RAM, boring design
For mange undige prinstallerede programmer
Lidt kedeligt design

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40b10, z40b10u, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 5600, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 5600u, toshiba 64bit, toshiba z40b10, toshiba i75600, toshiba p230483, toshiba z40b10h, toshiba i75600u, toshiba p230483p, toshiba pt45ge00f003, toshiba pt45ge00f003e, toshiba pt45ge00f003en
Barcodes 04051528177763, 04051528192438

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