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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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22 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of laptops to determine an average rating for each portable PC brand. On average Toshiba notebook PCs have good reviews from users and experts.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and three 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 Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z30. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z30 range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo X240[plb_2113564_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has a better processor family than most laptops of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the Z30 the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price].

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2036009_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7240[plb_1620017_price].

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of this type and age range from 3.1h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h. The Toshiba Z30 has a quite long battery life (12.8 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z30.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2113564_price] (17.4h and cheaper).

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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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC 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 ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30 is 5.9GB. The Toshiba Z30 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1609801_price], or the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1609801_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_1619978_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1620017_price] (SSD) both from DELL.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Z30 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been available 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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z30 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the front camera resolution of, the Toshiba Z30's front camera resolution of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30 range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30.

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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 ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Z30 have between 16 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 laptop.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Z30, the processor cache of the Toshiba Z30 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average processor cache of portable PCs of this age and type is 3.3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 52 watt-hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30. The smallest battery capacity of ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30 is 23Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Toshiba Z30 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all laptops of this type and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Very Light

The Toshiba Z30 is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. Across all the ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Z30 the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price] (1.4kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2055134_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this type and age have widths of between 280mm and 420mm. The Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow (only 316 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Z30.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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 ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Z30. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the ThinkPad X240[pl_2778550_price], or the T440s[pl_2061457_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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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 ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years 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.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The operating shocks of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 range from 10G to 110G. At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the X240[pl_2113564_price] (500GB), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2778550_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly typical screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price].

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2252373_price] (14"), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Colour
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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 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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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 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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Maximum Non-Operating Thermal Gradient
Maximum Operating Thermal Gradient
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

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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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