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Toshiba Z30

Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB Jan 2014
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 3,971 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its laptops. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable 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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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Toshiba Z30 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The Toshiba Z30 has a very big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30. The internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z30 range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 is 2h and the longest is 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of 12 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Z30 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This Toshiba notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most laptops of this age and type 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30.

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

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Has a Front Camera

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

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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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 typical of many similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 that we have checked the front camera resolution (numeric) of, the Toshiba Z30's front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of comparable spec laptops 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.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30. 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.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

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

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of a similar age and type to the Z30 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Light

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Toshiba Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs and we think the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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9 Reasons Against

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 laptops of a similar age and type to the Z30. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that are a similar age to the Z30 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Z30 range from 10" to 18". The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Toshiba Z30 is a four number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.8 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec 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
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
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
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba z30, toshiba z30t
Barcodes 04051528123395

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