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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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20 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 compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar 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. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 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 on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 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 faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,100 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. With a battery life (max) of 12.8 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (13h).

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Z30 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z30 is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z30.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops 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 commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the highest front camera resolution (numeric)s (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of portable PCs of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30. The maximum internal memorys of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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 laptop. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The smallest non-operating vibration of laptops of this type and age is 1G and the biggest is 160G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of this age and spec is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Z30. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G.

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Light

Portable PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Toshiba Z30 is very light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO725[plb_1491127_price] is also worth considering.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop 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 on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Z30 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The Toshiba Z30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook E744[plb_2479370_price] (14") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z30 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z30 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The operating shocks of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 range from 10G to 140G.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller operating vibrations amongst laptops of this age. The smallest operating vibration of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30 is 0.5G and the biggest is 110G.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly average processor frequency (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar 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 OpenGL 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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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)
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
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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30a1302, toshiba i74600, apple intel4600, toshiba i74600u, apple intel4600u, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfast, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfaste
Barcodes 00022265633526, 00222656335262

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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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