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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,951 user and expert reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

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

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A 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 Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 12 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A is 2h and the longest is 5,200h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2988448_price] (13h and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores portable PCs that came out 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé Z30-A has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A also have a front camera.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A is 12GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A. The average display brightness of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 260 cd/m².

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of 433 megabits per second, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The slowest wi-Fi data rate (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s.

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Light

The Portégé Z30-A is one of the lightest laptops of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 360MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 3.2GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 2TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

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 laptops of this type and age. Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2301521_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A, the Portégé Z30-A does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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 z30a1f, z30a189, z30a1fc, z30a1fd, z30a019, z30a192, toshiba z30a1, pt243e0d4053en, pt243e0d3053en, toshiba z30a1d, toshiba z30a1f, toshiba z30a1fd, toshiba z30a1fc, toshiba pt241e06p06, toshiba pt243e0d3053, toshiba pt243e0d4053, toshiba pt241e06p06u, toshiba pt243e0d4053e, toshiba pt241e06p06ue, toshiba pt243e0d3053e, toshiba pt243e0d3053en, toshiba pt243e0d4053en, toshiba pt241e06p06uen
Barcodes 04051528142624, 04051528150711, 04051528150889, 04051528153972, 04051528153989, 04051528154115, 09334427045018

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Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
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