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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB May 2014
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11 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1GB to 16GB. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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.

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

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 which 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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 is 2.9MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Tecra Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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Light

The lightest laptop of this type and age is 240g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years 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 laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Tecra Z40 is a four number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Tecra Z40 over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

The Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released 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 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
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard 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
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant 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® 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
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
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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