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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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One of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-A matches ultra-portability with a long-lasting battery and larger screen that lets you do more on the... More
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs 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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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

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

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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Tecra Z40 which has 12 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40's front camera resolution (numeric) is one of the highest amongst laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. 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.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Tecra Z40 which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 is 510GB. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The processor frequencys of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 do not have a touchscreen. The Tecra Z40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40. The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 spec 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)

At 9 hours, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available 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
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
WWAN
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
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
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(25)
21 April 2016

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a12, z40a148, z40a12p, apple z40, apple z40b, apple z40b12, apple z40b12p, apple intel5300, apple intel5300u
Barcodes 04051528132038, 04051528136043

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