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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

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

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h. The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly long battery life (max) (12 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Z30 has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Light

When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the weight of the Toshiba Z30 of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 range from 240g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30, the total storage capacity of the Toshiba Z30 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30, the Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30. The average display diagonal of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 is 15".

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and spec have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Z30 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Toshiba Z30 which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Z30.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has a better processor family than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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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 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
Networking
4G
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
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 Smart Response Technology Version
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 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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Face Recognition
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual

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Expert Reviews

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7 May 2016

The average user will not find the Toshiba Portégé Z30's abundance of ports or backlit keyboard enough to justify its high price...

10 February 2016

The new Toshiba Portege Z30-C feels very much like the last model I tried in 2012. It is as thin and light as I remember.It even has a business-like magnesium alloy chassis like those of earlier... Read more…

28 June 2015

Toshiba does a good job in many aspects of the Satellite Z30-B-100. We still like the casing although it is a bit older because its low weight and compact size completely fulfills the mobility...

27 June 2014

Toshiba's Portégé series of thin light notebooks were Ultrabooks well before the term Ultrabook was even coined, the latest model in the series, the Z30, continues this legacy. It is extremely... Read more…

28 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

27 February 2014

The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is a solid business ultrabook, elevated by a full selection of ports and impressive battery life...

13 January 2014

As its makers no doubt intended, I found I was lugging the Toshiba Portégé Z30 around everywhere without noticing it as a major imposition. Also having a machine that's more likely to be alive...

19 December 2013

This business-oriented ultrabook is well-built, thin, light, and comfortable to use. The latest "Haswell" CPU makes it fast, but a low-resolution screen diminishes its overall value...

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8 October 2013

The term "business laptop" used to evoke images of bulky, drab slabs of plastic, something that Toshiba is staying clear of with its consumer-inspired Z-range of enterprise notebooks.The 13.3-inch... Read more…

7 October 2013

What is the Toshiba Portege Z30? The Toshiba Portege Z30 is a business-oriented 13-inch Ultrabook. That gets you the slim profile and light body of an Ultrabook, but with the extra security and... Read more…

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