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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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ULTRA LIGHT FOR BUSINESS ANYWHEREThe 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... More
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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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 laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Tecra Z40 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most medium processor cores 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

Across comparable types of notebook 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 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has one of the highest front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Light

The average weight of laptops of this spec and age is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst laptops of this 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average display diagonal of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 also do 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 notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40. The slowest processor boost frequency of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out 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
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
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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® 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 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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)

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

(2)
Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Cris
(Verified Purchase)

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

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by Sarah45
(Verified Purchase)

This review is after 11 months of owning this Toshiba Tecra. During this period it has been in for two warranty repairs from Toshiba which took 7 weeks combined. The battery failed initially and... Read more…

Great aesthetics and build quality (heatsink
Easy hardware and software installation
High 1080p FPS on ultra settings in most games nowadays
Bought this card to use ATI catalyst graphics on a 1080p Samsung monitor. I don't game. .. . but when I do, I'll use ATI. And I always use Mintlinux. Actually, this seems to be a good card for home th
Exceeded my expectations. The video card on my 2003 Hp 350n was the original even though my machine has been through many upgrades. The original card finally died of old age. I installed the JATON as
Noisy fans
This is the only complaint I have with this card is that the fans are noisy only when gaming. I know they are working properly otherwise the card would've overheated and would've shutdown my system
Could be relatively cheaper
When pushed hard, like running a benchmark demo I get a rattle that sounds like one of the fan blades hitting the heatsink. It goes away as soon as the load is removed. Took one egg off for this
Drivers for Windows 10 are worthless, broken, garbage

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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