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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 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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22 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (£999.68) (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,156.63) (12GB).

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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 most portable PCs of this age and type. Most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz. The Tecra Z40 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 5,800 RPM. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Tecra Z40 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP and the highest is 2MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G. At only 1 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. At 60 watt-hours, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Very Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average weight of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (£1,155.06) (1.5kg).

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Four Battery Cells

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst portable PCs of this age. The average non-operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 150G.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Tecra Z40 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this type and age have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (£1,021.98) (15.6").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra Z40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 is 10G, the biggest is 130G, and the average operating shock is 77G. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a very small operating shock (only 10 gravity) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Laptops of this spec and age WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.5G to 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.67G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over a Year Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra Z40 over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Asus X551MAV which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,965.53) (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
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Expert Reviews

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21 April 2016

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20 September 2014

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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 z40b1420, toshiba i75600, toshiba i75600u, toshiba z40b1420
Barcodes 00022265949740, 00222659497400

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