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Toshiba Satellite Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite Z30 is 0.12GB, the biggest is 200GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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

The Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite Z30.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30 the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec portable 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 in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite Z30.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of 10 hours, the Satellite Z30 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Satellite Z30 has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. At 512 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a front camera.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Satellite Z30 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite Z30 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Satellite Z30 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30. The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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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 type and age.

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Light

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Z30 that we have assessed, the weight of the Toshiba Satellite Z30 of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Satellite Z30 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Slow External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)

At only 85 hertz, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly slow external video modes refresh rate (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest external video modes refresh rate (max) of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 85Hz and the fastest is 100Hz.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite Z30.

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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
Memory
Internal Memory
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
External Video Modes Resolution (max)
External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)
External Video Modes Non-Interlaced Resolution With Max. Refresh Rate
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant 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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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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 z30a1g, z30a1gt
Barcodes 04051528160840

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