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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Toshiba Z30 has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory (1.7 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Z30. The on-board graphics adapter memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z30 range from 0.12GB to 200GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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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 notebook PC.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (12 hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h.

If this Toshiba portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (£651.20) (13h).

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is the most frequently found display number of colours on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. At 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Z30 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Light

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z30 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Z30 is very light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z30. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Z30 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 128 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs of this age and type is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The internal memorys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z30 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Z500 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many 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 keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Toshiba Z30 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average processor boost frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
WWAN
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
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Face Recognition
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(44)
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...

Computershopper.com

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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2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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Fujitsu LifeBook U554 vs Toshiba Z30
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2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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Bigger Total Storage Capacity
13% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
0.1GHz Faster Processor Frequency
Microphone in
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory

HP ZBook 17 vs Toshiba Z30

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