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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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LARGE-SCREEN PRODUCTIVITY. ULTRA-THIN PORTABILITYOne of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-A matches ultra-portability with a long-lasting... More
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 3,971 user and expert reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 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

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. The Tecra Z40 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z40 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC 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 commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 range from 2h to 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Tecra Z40 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. 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 were released more than two years ago.

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Light

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

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

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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Tecra Z40 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The processor boost frequencys of laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

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

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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 (64-Bit)
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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
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
AC Adapter Frequency
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
Power Cord Included
Manual
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a1d, z40a176, z40a188, z40a1dp, apple z40, apple z40b, apple z40b12, apple z40b12p, toshiba z40a1, pt44fe0hr025en, toshiba z40a1d, toshiba z40a1dp, apple intel5300, apple intel5300u, toshiba pt44fe0hr025, toshiba pt44fe0hr025e, toshiba pt44fe0hr025en
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