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Toshiba Z30

Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB Jan 2014
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Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toshiba Z30 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Toshiba Z30's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. The worst processor family of all laptops of this age and type is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 12 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30. The average battery life of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30.

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

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30.

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

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z30 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toshiba Z30 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of laptops of this age and spec range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. At 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z30. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z30. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Light

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30, the Toshiba Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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

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Narrow

Notebook PCs of this age and type have widths of between 38mm and 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30 is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z30 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2356711_price] (14").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (320GB), or the HP EliteBook 8470p[plb_2336447_price] (320GB).

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Z30.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z30.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1.86GHz).

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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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
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
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management 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 Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba z30, toshiba z30t
Barcodes 04051528123395

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Fujitsu LifeBook E754 vs Toshiba Z30

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Fujitsu LifeBook E754
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
Toshiba Z30
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 651.20
Hugely Longer Battery Life
A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Six Battery Cells
Two Times Lower Front Camera Resolution
Only One USB 2.0 Port

Lenovo X230 vs Toshiba Z30

Lenovo X230 vs Toshiba Z30
Lenovo X230
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Toshiba Z30
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 695.00
70% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Five More Battery Cells
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
36% Faster Processor Clock Speed
Two Less USB 2.0 Ports
3x Smaller Internal Memory

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Toshiba Z30

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Toshiba Z30
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
Toshiba Z30
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 520.00
Eight Battery Cells
Newer by Six Months
0.1GHz Faster Processor Clock Speed
A Little Bigger Screen Size
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Smaller Internal Memory
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