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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Toshiba medium processor cores portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Toshiba is one of the superior brands.

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 laptop. Most of the other notebook 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 Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z30. The processor frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

If this laptop processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Asus X555UB[plb_2993334_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is in fact the best processor family across all medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

The worst processor family amongst comparable types of laptop is AMD E.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of portable PCs of this age and type is 8.6h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 24h. With a battery life (max) of 12 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30.

If this Toshiba notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2960584_price] (14h) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 range from 2GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z30.

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

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toshiba Z30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z30. The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Z30. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 is 1MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Toshiba Z30 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Light

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the Toshiba Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30 is 2kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The display diagonals of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 range from 11" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Z30 is 550GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3152168_price] (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Toshiba Z30 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The smallest operating shock of laptops of this spec and age is 0.66G, the biggest is 140G, and the average operating shock is 77G.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z30. The average operating vibration of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1.5G.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

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
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Full HD
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
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
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 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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
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
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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...

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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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Touchscreen
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