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Toshiba TECRA Z40
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Toshiba TECRA Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Toshiba Tecra Z40 Laptop Review
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,971 expert and owner reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its portable PCs. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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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SSD Storage Media

The TECRA Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this type and age.

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 the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TECRA Z40 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, 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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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the TECRA Z40 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have assessed, the front camera resolution (numeric) of the TECRA Z40 of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The TECRA Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TECRA Z40 have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the TECRA Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TECRA Z40 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (60 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TECRA Z40. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the TECRA Z40 range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Light

The Toshiba TECRA Z40 is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TECRA Z40 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the TECRA Z40 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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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 portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the TECRA Z40 has one of the smallest total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of laptops of a similar age and type to the TECRA Z40 is 510GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230 (180GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.696 gigabytes, the TECRA Z40 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.12GB, the biggest is 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.8GB.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the TECRA Z40 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The average operating shock of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TECRA Z40 is 67G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G. With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the TECRA Z40 has one of the smaller operating shocks amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Toshiba TECRA Z40 which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The TECRA Z40 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of laptops of a comparable age and type to the TECRA Z40 is 0.5G, the biggest is 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.2G. At only 0.5 gravity, the TECRA Z40 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba TECRA Z40

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8 hours, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba TECRA Z40 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the TECRA Z40.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500 (6GB and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

The TECRA Z40 has a fairly average display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TECRA Z40.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.9 gigahertz, the TECRA Z40 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
USB 2.0 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
Drivers Included
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
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
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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

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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

(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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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