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Toshiba Z30

Toshiba Z30 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Portable PCs produced by Toshiba are some of the better portable PCs according to average expert and user reviews.

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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Z30 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 also have a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Z30, the Asus C4006H, or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 12.25 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst ultrabooks of this age. The shortest battery life of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 is 3.1h and the longest is 18h.

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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 this type and age. This portable 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include the XPS 13, the XPS 13, or the XPS 13 all from DELL which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Z30.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the XPS 13, the XPS 13, or the XPS 13 ($1,948.96) all from DELL which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family found on most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. The best processor family of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Z30 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the highest front camera resolutions (2 megapixels) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The lowest front camera resolution of portable PCs of this spec and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 is 8.7GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 1.5G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z30 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Toshiba Z30 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger battery capacities (52 watt-hours) amongst laptops of this age. The battery capacities of laptops of this age and type range from 23Wh to 70Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Toshiba Z30 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The Toshiba Z30 has a quite small non-operating shock (only 60 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30. The smallest non-operating shock of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 60G, the biggest is 200G, and the average non-operating shock is 130G.

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Very Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Z30 is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Z30. The average weight of laptops of this age and spec is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the XPS 13 (1.4kg and cheaper), the XPS 13 (1.4kg and cheaper), or the XPS 13 ($1,948.96) (1.4kg and cheaper) all from DELL.

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Narrow

The average width of laptops of this type and age is 330mm. At only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z30.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Z30 is 310MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Toshiba Z30 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z30.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Z30 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the DELL XPS 13.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30 have total storage capacity of between 64GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Pro, or the Pro ($1,304.14) both from HP or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon (180GB), or the X240 (500GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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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 keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z30 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the X1 Carbon, or the ThinkPad X240 both from Lenovo which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small operating shock (only 10 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z30. The operating shocks of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the Z30 range from 10G to 110G, and the average operating shock is 68G.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30 the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 0.75G, and the average operating vibration is 0.61G. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller operating vibrations (only 0.5 gravity) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Z30.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the XPS 13, and the Latitude 12 E7240 both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Z30 has a pretty standard screen size (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30.

We compared all the other 13.3" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the XPS 13, the XPS 13, and the XPS 13 ($1,948.96) all from DELL is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14" and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
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 Slot
Memory Layout
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
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
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware 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
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Maximum Non-Operating Thermal Gradient
Maximum Operating Thermal Gradient
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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