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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 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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The Portege Z30-A was made to move. Starting at an ultra-light 1.2kg and highly robust, it's the perfect companion to take on your business travels and offers a long-lasting 12 hours battery life... More
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average internal memory of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most similar spec laptops that are a comparable 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 around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Portégé Z30-A is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst laptops of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A is 2h and the longest is 5,200h.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230 (10.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago 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

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A, the Portégé Z30-A has 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A. Portable PCs of this spec and age have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Portégé Z30-A which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Light

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A that we have checked the weight of, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

We compared all the other 1.2kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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9 Reasons Against

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 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 laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow processor frequency 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

The average wi-Fi data rate (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 320 Mbit/s, and the wi-Fi data rate (max)s range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the slower wi-Fi data rate (max)s (only 150 megabits per second) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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
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
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
Swivel Webcam
Rear 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
Performance
GPS (satellite)
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® 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
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a19, z30a18, z30a1g, z30a181, z30a1gx, z30a1d0, z30a18w, z30a19n, z30a1e8, z30a182, toshiba z30a1, pt243e0jl053en, toshiba z30a1g, toshiba z30a1gx, toshiba pt243e0jl053, toshiba pt243e0jl053e, toshiba pt243e0jl053en
Barcodes 04051528142303, 04051528142310, 04051528142327, 04051528142334, 04051528142372, 04051528142471, 04051528142495, 04051528142556, 04051528142563, 04051528142679, 04051528155839, 04051528165289, 04051528168617, 04051528173642, 04053162456013, 05054629668436

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