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Toshiba Z930 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Laptops manufactured by Toshiba generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z930 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Toshiba Z930 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of this type and age range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Z930.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240[plb_2109836_price] (2.1GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z930 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Across all ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Z930 the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z930 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Z930 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z930 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar 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.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z930 is 5.9GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The Toshiba Z930 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U904[plb_2039480_price] (10GB).

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba Z930 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z930 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The Toshiba Z930 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. This Toshiba laptop is a two USB Sleep-and-Charge port notebook PC compared to most of the laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have one USB Sleep-and-Charge port.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Toshiba Z930 has more battery cells than most of the ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the Z930. This notebook PC is a eight battery cell count laptop compared to most of the ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z930 which only have between two and seven battery cells.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z930.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 1.1MP. With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the Toshiba Z930 has a quite big megapixel count compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Toshiba Z930 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Light

At only 1.1 kilograms, the Toshiba Z930 is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

Most ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Z930 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Toshiba Z930 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z930 is 64GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_1611730_price] (180GB).

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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 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z930 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Z930 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Z930 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z930

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8 hours, the Toshiba Z930 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z930.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (8.2h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z930 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Z930.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z93012, z93012t, z93012m
Barcodes 04051528008050, 04051528016772, 04051528016796

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