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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 3,645 owner and expert reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A that we have checked, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Portégé Z30-A of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this type and age is 10GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h. At 15.08 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E744 (18h) which is also higher rated.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This Toshiba laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of this type and age processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger internal memory amongst laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has a better storage medium than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A also have a front camera.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A's front camera resolution is one of the highest amongst notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 4.3MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A has a quite big battery capacity (52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 47Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The average weight of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Portégé Z30-A is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Narrow

The widths of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A range from 210mm to 430mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Portégé Z30-A is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A amongst portable PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A. The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity, including the Portégé Z30-A which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Portégé Z30-A has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. The best Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(2)
27 May 2015

Compact, lightweight and capable business solution. This notebook impressed us with its sturdy and strict construction while keeping the weight low (1.2 kg). Despite the main polycarbonate body,...

Great design and build quality
Quality IPS panel that's even suitable for professional photo editing and design
A handful of useful ports and connectivity options (including 3G module)
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Compact and lightweight
Outdated hardware (depends on your region)
The storage unit is mSATA SSD instead of M.2 SATA leading to lower readwrite speeds
Awkward trackpoint
Extremely noisy fan
Underwhelming batttery life
2 June 2006

Das Satellite A100 bringt Multimedia-Funktionalität ohne Luxus. Das sachliche Notebook zum für die Ausstattung kleinen Preis hat weder besondere Schwachstellen noch irgendwelche herausragenden...

Heller, groer Bildschirm, gute Erweiterbarkeit
Spiegelndes Display, kein DVI

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30b1310
Barcodes 00022265949733, 00222659497332
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