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Toshiba Z930 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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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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18 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z930 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Z930 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Toshiba Z930 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Z930.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z930 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z930 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Toshiba laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook 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 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z930.

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

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z930 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z930.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Z930, the Toshiba Z930 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Front Side Bus

At 1,600 megahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly fast processor front side bus compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z930. The processor front side bus of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Toshiba Z930 which has eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly big megapixel count compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z930. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Z930 the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The front camera resolutions of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z930 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Narrow

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z930 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z930.

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Light

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.2kg. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked, the Toshiba Z930's weight of only 1.1 kilograms is one of the lightest.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X220[plb_1473945_price] (1.3kg).

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Z930. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2446584_price] (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z930 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller screen sizes 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 typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 6 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 6 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba Z930 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Z930 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z930 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z930

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Toshiba released the Z930.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Z930 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This Toshiba notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Toshiba Z930 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z930.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] (8.2h).

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Z930 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z930.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_2190565_price] (6GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2357769_price] (2GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
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 (64-Bit)
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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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
Networking
4G
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
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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows 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
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
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

2 Awards

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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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