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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jan 2015
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
Portg Z30-A HIGH PERFORMANCE GOES ULTRA-MOBILE With an ultra-thin, premium design the high-performance 33.8 cm (13.3") Toshiba Portg Z30-A Ultrabook * was made to keep business moving. A... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,971 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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

At 1,000 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of laptops that were released one year ago range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h. With a battery life (max) of 12 hours, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This Toshiba portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Portable PCs of this age and type processor familys range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé Z30-A has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Portégé Z30-A has a very big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 2GB to 32GB.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Light

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Portégé Z30-A is very light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14" and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A, the processor frequency of the Portégé Z30-A of only 1.6 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A do not have a touchscreen. The Portégé Z30-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Asus X551CA which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A.

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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 Boost Frequency
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® 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 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)
27 May 2015

Compact, lightweight and capable business solution. This notebook impressed us with its sturdy and strict construction while keeping the weight low (1.2 kg). Despite the main polycarbonate body,...

Great design and build quality
Quality IPS panel that's even suitable for professional photo editing and design
A handful of useful ports and connectivity options (including 3G module)
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Compact and lightweight
Outdated hardware (depends on your region)
The storage unit is mSATA SSD instead of M.2 SATA leading to lower readwrite speeds
Awkward trackpoint
Extremely noisy fan
Underwhelming batttery life
2 June 2006

Das Satellite A100 bringt Multimedia-Funktionalität ohne Luxus. Das sachliche Notebook zum für die Ausstattung kleinen Preis hat weder besondere Schwachstellen noch irgendwelche herausragenden...

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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a12, z30a13, z30a17, z30a17e, z30a177, z30a12q, z30a13k, topt243e010006cz
Barcodes 04051528104547, 04051528107364, 04051528117974, 04051528120028

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