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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Toshiba Z30 is a four SATA connector laptop.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago 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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z30 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. 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 amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price], or the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price] both from DELL which has better reviews; or the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price], the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885453_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] all from DELL which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30, the Toshiba Z30 has a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the T450[pl_2953891_price], or the T550[pl_2881392_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_2989413_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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 similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity of 52 watt-hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30.

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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 came out more than a year ago.

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Light

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Z30 that we have assessed, the Toshiba Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885455_price] (1.3kg and cheaper), or the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] (1.2kg and cheaper) both from DELL.

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Narrow

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30.

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17 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £230.00

The Z30 has increased in price by £230.00 in the last 25 days.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30, the Toshiba Z30's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_2989413_price], the Lenovo T550[plb_2881392_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price].

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have checked the total storage capacity of, the Toshiba Z30's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882102_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the L450[pl_2932785_price] (192GB), or the L540[pl_2993337_price] (192GB) both from Lenovo which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this age and type range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30.

Alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price], or the XPS 13 9343[pl_2829100_price] both from DELL.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] (14" and cheaper) or the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] (14" and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30.

Other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2350979_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450[plb_2953886_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2055348_price], and the EliteBook 840[pl_2822530_price] both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] is also worth considering.

If this Toshiba notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2949831_price] (8GB and cheaper), the Toshiba Satellite P50-C[plb_2978047_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Not Cheap

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this Toshiba portable PC looks expensive compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 13 9343[plb_2829100_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average operating shock of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z30 is 77G.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 1MP. The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Z30 the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller operating vibrations amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8h battery life notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15 7000[plb_2782844_price].

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (9h and higher rated); or the Lenovo T450[plb_2953886_price] (10.08h and cheaper).

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Specification

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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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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