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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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13 Reasons For

Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba portable PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of this age and spec is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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SSD Storage Media

The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out 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 amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a very fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the laptops that were released one year ago the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP. At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 1MB to 6MB. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Light

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is fairly light (only 1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 100MHz and 650MHz. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the HP Stream 11[plb_2499827_price] (2.16GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The Tecra Z40 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a relatively typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable 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
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
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
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
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® 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® 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)
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
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
Manual
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a17, z40a11, z40a182, z40a11n, z40a17r, z40a121, z40a173, pt44ge01u06ten
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