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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,971 owner and expert reviews for Toshiba laptops 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 notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four Number of SATA III Connectorss

The Portégé Z30-A has more number of SATA III connectorss than most of the laptops of this spec and age. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A only have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss, however this notebook PC has four number of SATA III connectorss.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,100 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. The Portégé Z30-A has one of the longer battery life (max)s (12 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has 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 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC 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 that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric) of the Portégé Z30-A of 2 megapixels is one of the highest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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Light

When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Portégé Z30-A's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba 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 came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly average processor frequency (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2656827_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
USB 3.0 Port
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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
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
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(1)
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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a1c, z30a1cc, z30a1ck, toshiba z30a1, toshiba z30a1g, toshiba z30a1gx, toshiba pt243e0jl053, toshiba pt243e0jl053e, toshiba pt243e0jl053en
Barcodes 04051528142259, 04051528150605, 04053162614543

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