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Toshiba Tecra Z40-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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The Tecra Z40-A was made to move. Starting at an ultra-light 1.4kg and highly robust, it's the perfect companion to take on your business travels and offers a long-lasting 9 hours battery life... More
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Tecra Z40-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40-A range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40-A has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40-A has a very high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40-A range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40-A has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Light

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40-A have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40-A is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba TECRA Z40 (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC that was launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 338 millimeters, the Toshiba Tecra Z40-A is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Tecra Z40-A has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40-A is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40-A has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40-A has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Tecra Z40-A has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m (180GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A have a full-size keyboard, however the Tecra Z40-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40-A has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40-A has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40-A do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra Z40-A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40-A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40-A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Toshiba laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40-A.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo G50-70 (15.6").

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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 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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 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
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
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
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 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
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a119, toshiba i54200, toshiba i54200u, toshiba pt44fe032014, toshiba pt44fe032014e, toshiba pt44fe032014en
Barcodes 04051528124590

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