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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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22 Reasons For

Toshiba Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops manufactured by Toshiba have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Toshiba also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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

Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Portégé Z30-A which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640 (2.7GHz).

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 15.08 hours, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A. The average battery life of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A is 8.7h.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might 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 Portégé Z30-A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and type. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of this age and type. 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 medium is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Portégé Z30-A has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Portégé Z30-A has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A, the front camera resolution of the Portégé Z30-A of 2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Laptops of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average non-operating vibration of similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1.4G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 52 watt-hours, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 47Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A. The weights of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst laptops of this age. Medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year have non-operating shocks of between 60G and 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 150G.

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Narrow

With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A the widths range from 210mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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10 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The operating shocks of laptops that are a comparable age to the Portégé Z30-A range from 10G to 130G, and the average operating shock is 78G. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the smaller operating shocks (only 10 gravity) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This Toshiba laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Specification

Design
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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
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
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
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30b1320, z30b3102, z30b3102m
Barcodes 00022265949726, 00222659497264
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