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Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB May 2014
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Toshiba Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,645 expert and owner reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Tecra Z40 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40 range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price], or the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2118047_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba C55[plb_2201916_price] which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Tecra Z40.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Asus Zenbook UX305[plb_2964593_price] (ssd and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1600268_price] or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price].

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2045815_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 is 2.5h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 20h. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 9h battery life portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Tecra Z40[pl_2252510_price], the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price], and the Portege R930[pl_1481911_price] all from Toshiba is also worth considering.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2747719_price] (14.5h and higher rated) or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price] (9.25h and cheaper), or the Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[pl_2964572_price] (10.5h and cheaper) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Tecra Z40 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price], or the DELL Inspiron 14 3440[plb_2061157_price] which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2045815_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 36MP. The Tecra Z40 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The lightest laptop of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

Alternative 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2252510_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Portege R930[plb_1481911_price] (1.5kg and cheaper).

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Tecra Z40 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40's total storage capacity is one of the smallest amongst similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the TECRA Z40[pl_2041288_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2252510_price] both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price] (180GB), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

We compared all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2145525_price] both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus PU551LA[plb_2302119_price] (1.7GHz and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2353454_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Tecra Z40 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The Tecra Z40 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14" portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price], or the Lenovo T440p[plb_2174988_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus PU551LA[plb_2302119_price] (15.6" and cheaper), the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2838603_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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
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WiFi Standard
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S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
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Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(25)
21 April 2016

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-C is a long-lasting business notebook, but its keyboard, touchpad and screen are subpar...

I mentioned that the Tecra Z40 is indicative of why Toshiba is often left behind by HP, Dell, and Lenovo. The $1,229 notebook is not a bad PC; it's even very good with respect to build quality and...

20 September 2014

Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 Notebook The Toshiba Tecra Z40T-A1410 repeats many of the successes of its lower-grade counterpart, the Tecra Z40-A-147 , with lightweight magnesium construction , a solid...

17 June 2014

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-11U is mostly an effective design for the intended corporate user. It's light, considering its 14in chassis, and the battery life is exceptional, which will make it an...

Toshiba doesn't deliver enough in the way of features or performance to justify this business laptop's lofty price tag...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Cris
(Verified Purchase)

Thin and lightweight, good battery, great buy...

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by Sarah45
(Verified Purchase)

This review is after 11 months of owning this Toshiba Tecra. During this period it has been in for two warranty repairs from Toshiba which took 7 weeks combined. The battery failed initially and... Read more…

Great aesthetics and build quality (heatsink
Easy hardware and software installation
High 1080p FPS on ultra settings in most games nowadays
Bought this card to use ATI catalyst graphics on a 1080p Samsung monitor. I don't game. .. . but when I do, I'll use ATI. And I always use Mintlinux. Actually, this seems to be a good card for home th
Exceeded my expectations. The video card on my 2003 Hp 350n was the original even though my machine has been through many upgrades. The original card finally died of old age. I installed the JATON as
Noisy fans
This is the only complaint I have with this card is that the fans are noisy only when gaming. I know they are working properly otherwise the card would've overheated and would've shutdown my system
Could be relatively cheaper
When pushed hard, like running a benchmark demo I get a rattle that sounds like one of the fan blades hitting the heatsink. It goes away as soon as the load is removed. Took one egg off for this
Drivers for Windows 10 are worthless, broken, garbage

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