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We checked 1,600 owner and expert reviews for Toshiba notebook PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Toshiba Tecra Z40 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40.
Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The Tecra Z40 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most similar spec 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.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.
The worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The Tecra Z40 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If the processor family of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP 15 (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Tecra Z40 has a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
The Tecra Z40 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
Very High Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40. The lowest front camera resolution of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 0.3MP and the highest is 2.1MP.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Tecra Z40 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11ad.
Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 the weights range from 940g to 14kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 100MHz to 650MHz.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40's total storage capacity is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tecra Z40.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Tecra Z40 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
Quite Small Screen Size
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Tecra Z40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.7GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Tecra Z40 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40.
Average Battery Life
At 9 hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Tecra Z40.
If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (9.5h) which is also higher rated.
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…
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