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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jul 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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Toshiba Tecra Z40 Laptop Review
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15 Reasons For

Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Toshiba medium processor cores portable PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by Toshiba.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

Most laptops of this type and age 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most laptops of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for 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 typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP. At 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Light

The weights of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

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

At only 900 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40. The total storage capacitys of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3152168_price] (320GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as 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 this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Average Processor Frequency

The Tecra Z40 has a pretty average processor frequency (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 10.5 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X250[plb_3010221_price] (10.7h) which is also higher rated.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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
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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
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 Data Rate (max)
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
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)
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
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
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
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

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers z40b10, z40b10t, apple z40, apple z40b, apple z40b12, apple z40b12p, apple intel5300, apple intel5300u
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