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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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The Tecra Z40-A was made to move. Starting at an ultra-light 1.4kg and highly robust, it's the perfect companion to take on your business travels and offers a long-lasting 9 hours battery life... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,951 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores portable PCs range.

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

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z40 has a better storage medium than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 is 26h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (9 hours) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Light

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40 is 1GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smallest total storage capacitys amongst laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X230 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst laptops of this age. The smallest display diagonal of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a very small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This Toshiba laptop has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
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Processor Threads
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
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(25)
21 April 2016

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-C is a long-lasting business notebook, but its keyboard, touchpad and screen are subpar...

I mentioned that the Tecra Z40 is indicative of why Toshiba is often left behind by HP, Dell, and Lenovo. The $1,229 notebook is not a bad PC; it's even very good with respect to build quality and...

20 September 2014

Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 Notebook The Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 repeats many of the successes of its lower-grade counterpart, the Tecra Z40-A-147 , with lightweight magnesium construction , a solid...

17 June 2014

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-11U is mostly an effective design for the intended corporate user. It's light, considering its 14in chassis, and the battery life is exceptional, which will make it an...

Toshiba doesn't deliver enough in the way of features or performance to justify this business laptop's lofty price tag...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Cris
(Verified Purchase)

Thin and lightweight, good battery, great buy...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a150, toshiba z40, toshiba z40a, toshiba i34030, toshiba z40a150, toshiba i34030u, toshiba pt44fe055013, toshiba pt44fe055013e, toshiba pt44fe055013en
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