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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jan 2015
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
One of Toshiba's thinnest, lightest business laptops yet, the premium 35.6 cm (14") Tecra Z40-B matches ultra-portability with a long-lasting battery and larger screen that lets you do more on the... More
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all laptops built by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of a similar age and type to 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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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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 type and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System Supplied

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system supplied, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Light

The weights of similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 940g to 3.8kg. The 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 notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of this age and spec have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price] (180GB).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Toshiba notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 10.5 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Lenovo L450[plb_2800034_price] (10.7h).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released 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 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
USB 3.0 Port
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
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® 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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Power Auto-Sensing
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 Visual Technology

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

(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

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Product Identifiers

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