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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Toshiba Tecra Z40 Laptop Review
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18 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. This Toshiba laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and type is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this age and type.

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

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The Tecra Z40 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average processor cache of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Light

The lightest laptop of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba TECRA Z40 (1.5kg).

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Narrow

The Tecra Z40 is one of the narrower notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years (only 338 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The narrowest laptop of this age and spec is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Tecra Z40's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Tecra Z40 is a one built-in speaker laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra Z40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the ProBook 440 (9.25h), or the ProBook 450 G1 (9.25h) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

The Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board 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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
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 ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 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
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
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
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a112, toshiba i74600, toshiba i74600u, toshiba z40a112
Barcodes 04051528102468

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