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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,511 owner and expert reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Z30 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 Z30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z30.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 12 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst laptops of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h.

Alternative 12h battery life laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2518965_price] (14.5h and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price], or the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Satellite Z30[pl_2363540_price], or the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price].

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average front camera resolution of laptops of this spec and age is 28MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z30 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30, the Toshiba Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

We compared all the other 1.2kg heavy portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1632540_price] (1.3kg), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2059334_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this age and type have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z30.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z30 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. 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.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Satellite Z30[pl_2363540_price], or the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 13.3" laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] (14" and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 14[plb_2618493_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30, the Toshiba Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the ThinkPad T440[pl_2397170_price], the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] all from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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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 spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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 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
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
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Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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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
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
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Fingerprint Reader
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Manual
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Energy Star Certified
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3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(45)
7 May 2016

The average user will not find the Toshiba Portégé Z30's abundance of ports or backlit keyboard enough to justify its high price...

10 February 2016

The new Toshiba Portege Z30-C feels very much like the last model I tried in 2012. It is as thin and light as I remember.It even has a business-like magnesium alloy chassis like those of earlier... Read more…

28 June 2015

Toshiba does a good job in many aspects of the Satellite Z30-B-100. We still like the casing although it is a bit older because its low weight and compact size completely fulfills the mobility...

27 May 2015

Compact, lightweight and capable business solution. This notebook impressed us with its sturdy and strict construction while keeping the weight low (1.2 kg). Despite the main polycarbonate body,...

Great design and build quality
Quality IPS panel that's even suitable for professional photo editing and design
A handful of useful ports and connectivity options (including 3G module)
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Compact and lightweight
Outdated hardware (depends on your region)
The storage unit is mSATA SSD instead of M.2 SATA leading to lower readwrite speeds
Awkward trackpoint
Extremely noisy fan
Underwhelming batttery life
27 June 2014

Toshiba's Portégé series of thin light notebooks were Ultrabooks well before the term Ultrabook was even coined, the latest model in the series, the Z30, continues this legacy. It is extremely... Read more…

28 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

27 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

13 January 2014

As its makers no doubt intended, I found I was lugging the Toshiba Portégé Z30 around everywhere without noticing it as a major imposition. Also having a machine that's more likely to be alive...

19 December 2013

This business-oriented ultrabook is well-built, thin, light, and comfortable to use. The latest "Haswell" CPU makes it fast, but a low-resolution screen diminishes its overall value...

Computershopper.com

8 October 2013

The term "business laptop" used to evoke images of bulky, drab slabs of plastic, something that Toshiba is staying clear of with its consumer-inspired Z-range of enterprise notebooks.The 13.3-inch... Read more…

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