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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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Tecra Z40-A LARGE-SCREEN PRODUCTIVITY. ULTRA-THIN PORTABILITY One of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-A matches ultra-portability with a... More
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Toshiba Tecra Z40 Laptop Review
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22 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net this notebook PC has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

Some Toshiba Tecra Z40 owners mentioned that it had a good battery life. Cris wrote on Amazon “Good battery, great” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Last year Laptopmag.com mentioned in their Toshiba Tecra Z40 review “All that the Toshiba Tecra Z40-C has to offer on its résumé is great battery life, which makes it hard to recommend”. Expert review site Itproportal.com said “The battery life is exceptional, which will make it an ideal road warrior companion” in their review of the Toshiba Tecra Z40 and rated the product 4 stars.

Robust

A number of Toshiba Tecra Z40 owners reckoned that the Toshiba Tecra Z40 was strong and durable. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “A sturdy frame that's still relatively lig” but in spite of that they only rated it 60 out of 100. Laptopmag.com wrote “Aimed at business travelers, Toshiba touts the Tecra Z40 as a sturdy yet thin” in their review. Laptopmag.com also mentioned “This 14-inch Ultrabook not only sports a durable magnesium-alloy finish.”.

A few Toshiba Tecra Z40 owners who bought this laptop considered that it was well made. Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “The $1,178 Z40-C ($1,323 as tested) is built on a found” but they only scored it 2 stars. Expert website Notebookcheck.net rated the product 77 out of 100 and said three years ago “The Tecra Z40-A-147, with lightweight magnesium construction”. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “A solid assortment of ports, reasonably good battery life, low”.

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Good Size

A number of Toshiba Tecra Z40 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. One Toshiba Tecra Z40 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this laptop was thin.

Good Brand

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

Nice Design

Several customers wrote that it was a good design. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Tecra Z40 “The Toshiba Tecra Z40 business notebook offers excellent battery life in a sturdy and very light design.” but in spite of that they only scored it 3 stars. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-11U is mostly an effective design for the intended corporate user” and scored the Toshiba Tecra Z40 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Toshiba Tecra Z40 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Channelpronetwork.com said “The $1,229 notebook is not a bad PC; it's even very good with respect to build quality and battery life” in their review of the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Reasonably Priced

One person concluded that this laptop was good value for money. Expert review site Pcworld.in said “If you're a small-business owner, you need to determine if the features in a laptop designed for the enterprise are worth the added cost”.

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

Most laptops of this type and age 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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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 around 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the T420s[pl_48433_price], and the S540[pl_2433540_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2465947_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the 13[pl_1304263_price], the Latitude 15 3540[pl_2417458_price], or the Latitude E6540[pl_2401366_price] all from DELL.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. The Tecra Z40 has a quite long battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 9h battery life portable PCs currently available including the R940[pl_1496281_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2197428_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo T431s[plb_1725983_price] which has better reviews.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to look at the ProBook 450[pl_2376206_price] (9.15h), the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price] (9.25h), or the ProBook 450[pl_2827816_price] (9.25h) all from HP which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2418295_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2421956_price] which has better reviews.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. The Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (60 watt-hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 49Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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Light

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40. The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that was released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

Other 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price], the Tecra Z40[pl_2197428_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2287582_price] all from Toshiba which has better reviews.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the Tecra Z40's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

We compared this laptop to all the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Z30[pl_2245689_price], and the Z930[pl_1453489_price] both from Toshiba or the HP ProBook 6470b[plb_1452705_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719741_price] (180GB), the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2662011_price] (180GB), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735183_price] (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the HP 255 G1[plb_1997256_price], the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_1632805_price], or the Toshiba Satellite L50-B[plb_2240607_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2551940_price] (1.8GHz), the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2659339_price] (1.8GHz), or the Asus PU500CA[plb_2551689_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price], the Toshiba L50[plb_2049086_price], or the HP ProBook 650[plb_2041918_price].

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Satellite L55T[pl_2447693_price] (6GB), the Satellite C55-B[pl_2843987_price] (6GB), or the Satellite L55[pl_2673030_price] (6GB) all from Toshiba which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen that you might want to look at include the S400CA-CA035H[pl_1465624_price], or the TP500LA[pl_2381507_price] both from Asus or the Acer Aspire V3-572P[plb_2414236_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the T420s[pl_48433_price], or the T440p[pl_2028615_price] both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904[plb_1873751_price].

If this laptop display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the B50-30[pl_2656929_price] (15.6" and higher rated), or the S510p[pl_2664455_price] (15.6" and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2356005_price] (15.6" and higher rated).

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Tjunction
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Memory
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
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Audio System
Camera
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4G
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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Trial Software
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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® 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
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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
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Battery
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Battery Technology
Power
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Security
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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