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Toshiba Z30

Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,971 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Toshiba also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 portable PC.

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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Toshiba Z30 which has 12 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30 is 2h and the longest is 5,200h. At 12 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30. The internal memorys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which is also higher rated.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z30 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric) of the Toshiba Z30 of 2 megapixels is one of the highest amongst portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Toshiba Z30 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Light

The Toshiba Z30 is one of the lightest notebook PCs of this spec and age (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z30 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire One AO725[plb_1491127_price] which has better reviews.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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

Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, 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 quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30 range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z30.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z30 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30, the Toshiba Z30 does not have a touchscreen.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30. The average processor boost frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30 is 3GHz.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Toshiba Z30 is a four number of battery cells portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

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 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 (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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Product Identifiers

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