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Toshiba Z30

Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Toshiba Z30 of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Z30. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z30.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. At 12 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30.

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

If the storage medium of this Toshiba portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, 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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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Z30 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Light

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z30 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Z30's weight is one of the lightest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for a similar time to the Z30 is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z30 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z30 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus PU551LA (1.8GHz).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30 is 5.3GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Z30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Face Recognition
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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