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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
BEAUTIFULLY PORTABLEWith its elegant, clean design, the Satellite Z30-A is more than a portable device. Starting at just 1.2 kg* in weight and only 17.9 mm* in thickness, it's your ultra-mobile... More
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Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Z30's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Z30. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The Satellite Z30 has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Satellite Z30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 10 hours, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 is 2h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 10h battery life laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price], and the Lenovo L440[plb_2291384_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also have 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 are a similar age 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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.9MP. At 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite Z30.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite Z30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Light

The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 that we have assessed, the weight of the Satellite Z30 of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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

The Satellite Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Satellite Z30 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Satellite Z30 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
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
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04051528151015, 04051528158496

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