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Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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Increase productivity anywhere, anytime, with a premier Ultrabook that's lighter and stronger than the rest. Equipped with a 13.3-inch diagonal display with a smart touchpad and AccuPoint, plus... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Toshiba medium processor core laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all laptops manufactured by Toshiba.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops 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.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Z30.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z30 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Toshiba Z30 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that have been around 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Toshiba Z30 has a front camera.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The non-operating vibrations of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Z30 range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.3G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Z30 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 the non-operating shocks range from 1G to 240G. The Toshiba Z30 has a quite small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Z30.

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Light

Medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Z30 is one of the lightest laptops of a similar age and type to the Z30 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire V5-123 (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for more than two years is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Z30.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude E6440 (14" and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Z30 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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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 commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z30 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30 that we have checked the operating shock of, the Toshiba Z30's operating shock of only 10 gravity is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Z30 the operating shocks range from 0.66G to 140G.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest operating vibration of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.5G and the biggest is 110G.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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
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

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Expert Reviews

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10 February 2016

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28 June 2015

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27 June 2014

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28 February 2014

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27 February 2014

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13 January 2014

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19 December 2013

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8 October 2013

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7 October 2013

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