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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Make Way For Lighter Laptop ComputingThe Tecra Z40 is a true mobile business notebook, delivering the lightness of an Ultrabook and the latest 4th generation Intel processors, plus serious... More
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20 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Toshiba have good reviews on average compared to other brands. 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 portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. The Tecra Z40 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L540[plb_2501252_price].

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. In addition, this Toshiba notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40. The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this Toshiba notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 that we have checked, the Tecra Z40's front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels is one of the highest. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 1MP.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average non-operating vibration of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 2.9G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 60 watt-hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Tecra Z40 has one of the bigger cache memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 150G. At only 60 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small non-operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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10 Reasons Against

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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18". With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40 do not have a touchscreen. The Tecra Z40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly small operating shock (only 10 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40. The operating shocks of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.66G to 130G.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This laptop has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year wi-Fi standardss range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.5G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has a very small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Formats

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...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40b1420, toshiba i75600, toshiba i75600u, toshiba z40b1420
Barcodes 00022265949740, 00222659497400

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