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Toshiba Z930 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Toshiba has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Z930 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Toshiba Z930 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1,100MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z930 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z930 processor familys range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toshiba Z930 has an SSD storage media which is better than most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. Most laptops of this age and spec 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 actually the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Z930.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z930 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z930. Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Z930 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB Sleep-and-Charge Portss

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB Sleep-and-Charge portss, including the Toshiba Z930 which has two USB Sleep-and-Charge portss.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z930 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Toshiba Z930 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Toshiba Z930 is a eight number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z930 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z930 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Light

The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the Z930 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.1 kilograms, the Toshiba Z930 is very light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Z930.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Toshiba Z930 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the total storage capacity of the Toshiba Z930 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacitys of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z930 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z930 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Z930 is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal (metric)

The Toshiba Z930 has one of the smaller display diagonal (metric)s (only 33.8 centimeters) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have display diagonal (metric)s of between 29cm and 44cm.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Z930 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z930 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z930

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z930 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Z930.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z930 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Z930.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Toshiba Z930 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Z930.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)
External Video Modes Non-Interlaced Resolution With Max. Refresh Rate
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Data Network
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Topology
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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® 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
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Internal Modem
Display Diagonal (metric)
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
Power Requirements
Internal Video Mode, Resolution
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Wireless Technology
HDD User Password
Warranty
Audio Quality
Number of Products Included
Display
Type

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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11 February 2013

Ah, yes. The Toshiba Satellite. The stalwart of the laptop world. Always popular with companies looking to buy workstation notebooks in bulk, probably because they're so cheap. So what's this... Read more…

10 December 2012

An upgrade on last year's Z830, the Satellite Z930 is an excellent portable and flexible laptop...

2 November 2012

Verdict At just 16mm thick, this 1.12kg, Ivy Bridge Core i5 Ultrabook is so thin you'll have to watch you don't cut yourself. A 128GB SSD (admittedly stuffed full of bloatware) and a glare-free...

15 October 2012

The keyboard won?t suit everyone, but the Satellite Z930 provides strong performance wrapped up in an attractive, lightweight design. And, at just £799, it?s competitively priced for an Ultrabook...

28 September 2012

As far as Ultrabooks are concerned, the Satellite Z930 is a beauty. It's only about 17mm at its thickest point and it weighs well under 1.2kg. Despite being so thin and light it still manages to...

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22 September 2012

It's very thin and light with decent performance, but you can get a similar laptop for a lot less...

17 August 2012

We were positive about Toshiba's first Ultrabook, and the Satellite Z930 is another shining example of how to maximise connectivity, design and value for money performance. If you want an...

17 August 2012

Buying Guide Best printer 2012: top inkjet and laser printers The Toshiba Satellite Z930-10X manages to offer an excellent balance between power and affordability. It's a very accomplished...

31 July 2012

After thoroughly testing the Toshiba Satellite Z930-119 , we conclude that the second-generation ultrabook is a well-designed successor to the first-generation Japanese Z830 ultrabook from late...

31 October 2012

De Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook ziet er hetzelfde uit als zijn voorganger de Z830, maar is technisch van een heel ander en vooral veel beter kaliber. Dit is een van de betere Ultrabooks die je...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z93012, z93012t, z93012m
Barcodes 04051528008050, 04051528016772, 04051528016796

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