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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2014
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- Windows 8.1 64-bit (pre-installed)- Recommended upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro- 4th generation Intel Core i3-4010U processor- Toshiba HD non-reflective High Brightness eDP display with 16: 9 aspect... More
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs produced by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Portégé Z30-A which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.792 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 0.12GB and the biggest is 5.9GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.7GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of 12 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age have an HDD storage media. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the laptops of this type and age the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. At 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A. The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Light

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the weight of the Portégé Z30-A of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A range from 300g to 3.8kg.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X230 (180GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs of this type and age is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Portégé Z30-A which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Portégé Z30-A over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500 (6GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(2)
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Gony pod obcieniem, throttling przy obcieniu, wysoka cena
2 June 2006

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Heller, groer Bildschirm, gute Erweiterbarkeit
Spiegelndes Display, kein DVI

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a13, z30a12, z30a17, z30a116, z30a12p, z30a17r, z30a13x, toshiba 64, toshiba 64b, toshiba 4030, toshiba 64bi, toshiba 64bit, toshiba 4030u, toshiba p202757, toshiba p202757p, toshiba portgz30a1, toshiba portgz30a1f, toshiba portgz30a1fe, toshiba pt243e075053, toshiba pt243e075053e, toshiba pt243e075053en
Barcodes 04051528102086, 04051528104530, 04051528111941, 04051528116847, 04051528136739

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