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Toshiba Satellite Z30
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Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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

Good Brand

Toshiba medium processor cores portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

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

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of portable 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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Satellite Z30 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 26h. At 10 hours, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X230 (10.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Z30 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Z30 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Satellite Z30 has a front camera.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. At 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Satellite Z30 which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Light

The average weight of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30 is 2.1kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Satellite Z30 is very light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Toshiba Satellite Z30's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL 13 which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 2TB.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (320GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Satellite Z30 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Z30. The slowest processor frequency of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Satellite Z30 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Satellite Z30 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30.

If this Toshiba portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G500 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
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
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
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
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® 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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a1c, z30a1cz

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