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Toshiba Z930 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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The Portg Z930 is designed to be the ultimate mobile business laptop. At just 1.12kg light and 8.3mm thin, the Z930 exudes quality and reliability, and has a host of technology and connectivity... More
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20 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Notebook PCs produced by Toshiba are some of the better notebook PCs according to average reviews from users and experts.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Z930.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z930. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z930 range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z930 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Z930.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z930 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z930 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z930 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z930.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z930 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z930.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were released 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 22GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 16GB to 33GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z930, the maximum internal memory of the Toshiba Z930 of 32,768 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Toshiba Z930 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Z930 only have between two and seven battery cells.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toshiba Z930 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.2G.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z930 range from 60G to 200G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly small non-operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Narrow

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the widths range from 280mm to 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z930 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Light

The Toshiba Z930 is quite light (only 1.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z930. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z930 have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba Z930 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Toshiba Z930 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Toshiba Z930's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average total storage capacity of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Z930 is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the Z930 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z930 that we have checked, the internal memory of the Toshiba Z930 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest internal memory of ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Z930 is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Z930 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z930 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 6 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z930.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Z930 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Operating Shock

Ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the Z930 have operating shocks of between 10G and 110G. At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Z930.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 33.8 centimeters, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z930. The smallest display diagonal of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Z930 is 33cm, the biggest is 40cm, and the average display diagonal is 36cm.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest processor cache of ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Z930 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Portable PCs of this type and age have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB. The Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 3 megabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z930. The cache memories of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z930 range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 3.3MB.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Z930 has a fairly small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Z930. The smallest operating vibration of ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the Z930 is 0.5G and the biggest is 0.75G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z930

Released Over Four Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Z930 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Toshiba Z930 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z930.

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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
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Maximum External Video Mode Refresh Rate
Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
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 My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection 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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Internal Modem
HD-Ready
Resolution of Internal Video Mode

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Expert Reviews

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11 February 2013

Ah, yes. The Toshiba Satellite. The stalwart of the laptop world. Always popular with companies looking to buy workstation notebooks in bulk, probably because they're so cheap. So what's this... Read more…

10 December 2012

An upgrade on last year's Z830, the Satellite Z930 is an excellent portable and flexible laptop...

2 November 2012

Verdict At just 16mm thick, this 1.12kg, Ivy Bridge Core i5 Ultrabook is so thin you'll have to watch you don't cut yourself. A 128GB SSD (admittedly stuffed full of bloatware) and a glare-free...

15 October 2012

The keyboard won?t suit everyone, but the Satellite Z930 provides strong performance wrapped up in an attractive, lightweight design. And, at just £799, it?s competitively priced for an Ultrabook...

28 September 2012

As far as Ultrabooks are concerned, the Satellite Z930 is a beauty. It's only about 17mm at its thickest point and it weighs well under 1.2kg. Despite being so thin and light it still manages to...

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22 September 2012

It's very thin and light with decent performance, but you can get a similar laptop for a lot less...

17 August 2012

We were positive about Toshiba's first Ultrabook, and the Satellite Z930 is another shining example of how to maximise connectivity, design and value for money performance. If you want an...

17 August 2012

Buying Guide Best printer 2012: top inkjet and laser printers The Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X manages to offer an excellent balance between power and affordability. It's a very accomplished...

31 July 2012

After thoroughly testing the Toshiba Satellite Z930-119 , we conclude that the second-generation ultrabook is a well-designed successor to the first-generation Japanese Z830 ultrabook from late...

31 October 2012

De Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook ziet er hetzelfde uit als zijn voorganger de Z830, maar is technisch van een heel ander en vooral veel beter kaliber. Dit is een van de betere Ultrabooks die je...

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