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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop 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 amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Toshiba Z30 of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z30. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the UX301LA[pl_2401459_price], and the UX301LA[pl_2327303_price] both from Asus which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 850[pl_2446460_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2446584_price] both from HP or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price].

If the storage medium of this Toshiba laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (ssd and cheaper).

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the ZBook 17[pl_2497643_price], and the EliteBook 850 G1[pl_1632674_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price].

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of this type and age is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z30.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Z30 has a quite small non-operating vibration (only 1 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average non-operating vibration of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30 is 2.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G.

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Light

Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched 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.

Alternative 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Acer Aspire V5-121[plb_1562348_price], or the Asus UX301LA[plb_2401459_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Z30[plb_2209211_price] (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average width of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z30 is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 that we have assessed, the Toshiba Z30's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1304263_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2355836_price].

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2649039_price] (180GB), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2781600_price] (256GB) both from Lenovo or the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the ZBook 17[pl_2497643_price], or the EliteBook 850 G1[pl_1632674_price] both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

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. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

We compared this laptop to all the other 13.3" notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the XPS 13[pl_1304263_price], and the XPS 13[pl_2417241_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3085960_price] (14" and cheaper), the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2518965_price] (14" and cheaper), or the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price] (14" 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 typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Toshiba Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price]; or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2430339_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3085960_price] both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of portable PCs of this type and age is 63G. With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller operating shocks amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of laptops of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z30 is 0.5G and the biggest is 110G. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP Pro[plb_1496960_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2397025_price].

If this Toshiba notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper), the HP Zbook 14[plb_2618493_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2518965_price] (2GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
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

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...

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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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