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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,100 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (12.25 hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (£651.20) (13h).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904 (10GB and 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 similar age and type to it. Most similar spec laptops that were released 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z30 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z30, the front camera resolution (numeric) of the Toshiba Z30 of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z30 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Z30 has a quite small non-operating vibration (only 1 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

At only 60 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small non-operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Z30 is one of the lightest similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Z30 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The lightest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the Z30 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.2kg heavy laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO725 is also worth considering.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 is 360MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30 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 similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E744 (14") which is also higher rated.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Z30. The smallest operating shock of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30 is 10G, the biggest is 140G, and the average operating shock is 67G.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

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

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Operating Vibration

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Toshiba Z30's operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity is one of the smallest. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.2G.

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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.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z30.

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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
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 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
LED Backlight
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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)
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
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 (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
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

3 Awards

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a1301, apple z30, apple z30p, apple z30a, apple z30t, apple z30c, apple z30ta, toshiba z30, apple i54300, toshiba z30a, apple i54310, apple i54210, toshiba z30c, apple i54210u, apple i54300u, apple i54310u, toshiba i54300, toshiba i54200, toshiba i56200, toshiba i54200u, apple intel6200, toshiba i56200u, toshiba i54300u, apple intel6200u, toshiba intel6200, toshiba intel6200u, apple z30a1djnetworkcardgigabite, apple z30c151networkcardgigabite, apple z30a1crnetworkcardgigabite, apple z30a1crnetworkcardgigabitet
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