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Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

digitallife.se Recommended techzine.nl Bronze computershopper.com Editor's Choice
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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Portg Z30-AHIGH PERFORMANCE GOES ULTRA-MOBILEWith an ultra-thin, premium design that travels light and is professional through and through, the high-performance 33.8 cm (13.3") Toshiba Portg Z30-A... More
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25 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Three expert review sites endorsed this Toshiba notebook PC. This portable PC received an "Editor's Choice" award from Computershopper.com and Digitallife.se gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This Toshiba laptop also received a "Bronze" award from Techzine.nl who wrote it was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this medium processor cores notebook PC is 84 out of 100 based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, computershopper.com and notebookcheck.net. This means that experts think this notebook PC is one of the very best notebook PCs of a similar type and age.

Good Size

Several Toshiba Satellite Z30 owners said in their reviews that it was thin. Computershopper.com wrote four years ago “This business-oriented ultrabook is well-built, thin, light” in their review. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “That gets you the slim profile and light body of an Ultrabook.”. Last year expert website Straitstimes.com said in their Toshiba Satellite Z30 review “It is as thin and light as I remember”.

A number of customers thought the product was lightweight. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 ($1,279 direct) is the latest in Toshiba's long line of highly regarded business ultrabooks, distinguished by a lightweight yet strong magnesium-alloy chassis”. Two years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “Not enough pixels! Toshiba's Z30-B-100 is a lightweight subnotebook that wants to signalize mobility”.

One Toshiba Satellite Z30 reviewer wrote that the product was compact. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “We still like the casing although it is a bit older because its low weight and compact size completely fulfills the mobility claim”.

One Toshiba Satellite Z30 owner considered that the product was a squeeze to fit in. Expert review site Techradar.com said “This unfortunately gives the Z30 a rather utilitarian appearance better suited to being wedged under a wobbly chair, ins” in their Toshiba Satellite Z30 review and scored the product 4 stars.

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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,971 user and expert reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

Robust

A few Toshiba Satellite Z30 owners mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was well made.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking.

Good Battery Life

One Toshiba Satellite Z30 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life” in their Toshiba Satellite Z30 review.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the Toshiba Satellite Z30 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Computershopper.com mentioned “Comfortable to use”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Z30 is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537[plb_2195633_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (16GB and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The Satellite Z30 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar type and 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_2671099_price], the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price], or the Latitude 14 7404[pl_2327337_price] all from DELL.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toshiba 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 in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Satellite Z30.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Satellite Z30 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (10 hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Z30 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2671099_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Satellite Z30 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 is one of the lightest medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that has been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Satellite Z30 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite Z30 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Satellite Z30 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_2671099_price] (14"), or the Latitude 14 7000[pl_2697624_price] (14") both from DELL or the HP EliteBook Folio 1040[plb_2743323_price] (14") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2778550_price] (500GB), or the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Z30.

If this Toshiba portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 does not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen and we think the DELL Latitude 14 7404[plb_2327337_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Display
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Touchscreen
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3D
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Graphics
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Maximum Resolution
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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
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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
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4G
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Bluetooth Version
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Wi-Fi Standards
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Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
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Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Pointing Device
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Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

3 Awards

digitallife.se Recommended techzine.nl Bronze computershopper.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(45)
7 May 2016

The average user will not find the Toshiba Portégé Z30's abundance of ports or backlit keyboard enough to justify its high price...

10 February 2016

The new Toshiba Portege Z30-C feels very much like the last model I tried in 2012. It is as thin and light as I remember.It even has a business-like magnesium alloy chassis like those of earlier... Read more…

28 June 2015

Toshiba does a good job in many aspects of the Satellite Z30-B-100. We still like the casing although it is a bit older because its low weight and compact size completely fulfills the mobility...

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
27 June 2014

Toshiba's Portégé series of thin light notebooks were Ultrabooks well before the term Ultrabook was even coined, the latest model in the series, the Z30, continues this legacy. It is extremely... Read more…

28 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

27 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

13 January 2014

As its makers no doubt intended, I found I was lugging the Toshiba Portégé Z30 around everywhere without noticing it as a major imposition. Also having a machine that's more likely to be alive...

19 December 2013

This business-oriented ultrabook is well-built, thin, light, and comfortable to use. The latest "Haswell" CPU makes it fast, but a low-resolution screen diminishes its overall value...

Computershopper.com

8 October 2013

The term "business laptop" used to evoke images of bulky, drab slabs of plastic, something that Toshiba is staying clear of with its consumer-inspired Z-range of enterprise notebooks.The 13.3-inch... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a181, z30a1d0, toshiba z30, toshiba z30c
Barcodes 04051528142549, 04051528142686, 04051528150803, 04051528150827, 04051528151930

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