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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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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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14 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 around for 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this type and age.

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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 typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has one of the highest front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System Supplied

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system supplied, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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

With a processor frequency of 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 type.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 10.5 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to consider 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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
Memory Form Factor
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
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
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 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
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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

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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

(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 z40b10, z40b10e, z40b109, z40b10j, toshiba z40b100, toshiba pt45fe005004, toshiba pt45fe005004e, toshiba pt45fe005004en
Barcodes 04051528177749, 04051528178081, 04051528188240, 04051528197822

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