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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A
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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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HIGH PERFORMANCE GOES ULTRA-MOBILEWith 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 long-lasting battery... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This portable PC received a score of 70 out of 100 from portable PC expert review website CNET.de.

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of this spec and age.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,000 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 12 hours, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have battery life (max)s of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

We compared this laptop to all the other 12h battery life notebook PCs and we think the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the ATIV Book 9 (12.5h and higher rated), or the ATIV Book 9 (12.5h and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Toshiba Portégé Z30t-B (12.41h and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage media which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Elitebook Folio 1020 G1, or the Probook 650 G1 both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Portégé Z30-A has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. This Toshiba laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Portégé Z30-A has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X550CA, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542, and the Acer Aspire VN7-591G is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé Z30-A has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus X550CA, the Toshiba R30, or the Lenovo T550 which has better reviews.

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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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System Supplied

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system supplied, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Light

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is very light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. The lightest notebook PC of this age and spec is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

There are a number of alternative 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A which has better reviews.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 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 notebook PCs that were released 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

Alternative 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the LG 13Z940-GT58K, the DELL Latitude 12 7000, or the Toshiba Tecra Z50.

If this Toshiba laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad X250 (180GB), the ThinkPad T450 (180GB), or the T450s (£1,174.80) (180GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have display diagonals of between 10" and 18". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire V3, the LG 13Z940-GT58K, and the Fujitsu LifeBook S904 is also worth considering.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14" and higher rated), the HP EliteBook 840 (14" and higher rated), or the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (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 this type and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average processor frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 2.2GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Aspire E5-571 (£389.99), or the Aspire E5-571G both from Acer or the DELL Latitude 14 7404.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (1.8GHz), the Lenovo S210 (1.8GHz), or the HP 240 G3 (1.86GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year, the Portégé Z30-A does not have a touchscreen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen including the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250, or the Toshiba Z30t which also has a higher rating.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons 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.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

Alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Asus X555LA, the DELL XPS 15, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 which has better reviews.

If this Toshiba portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the T450s (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450 (12GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 OpenGL 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 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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Number of Hot Keys
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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 HD Graphics
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)
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
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
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

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Product Identifiers

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