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Toshiba Z30

Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 notebook PC.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toshiba Z30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z30.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire VN7.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly 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 are a comparable age to the Z30. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£669.00) (14h) which is also higher rated.

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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 comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and type is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released 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 came out around the same time as the Z30.

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

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The Toshiba Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z30. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z30 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger battery capacities (52 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Light

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that is a comparable age to the Z30 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. When compared to other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z30 that we have checked the weight of, the Toshiba Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30 range from 28mm to 430mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 is 15". The Toshiba Z30 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 14 3440 (£481.90) (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X250 (£910.00) (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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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 operating shocks of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z30 range from 10G to 130G.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30. The average operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 is 0.67G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Z30

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (12GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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 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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection
Password Protection
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
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple intel4600, apple intel4600u, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfast, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfaste
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,049.00 £1,549.99
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