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Toshiba Tecra Z40
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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Aug 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
ULTRA-THIN PRODUCTIVITYOne 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... More
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Toshiba Tecra Z40 Laptop Review
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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Toshiba is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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

Most portable 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 Toshiba Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly long battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toshiba Tecra Z40's hard drive speed is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched 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 commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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. The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 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 Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40.

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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 a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
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)
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
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
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)
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
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
Certificates
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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