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Toshiba Z30

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

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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Engineered for high flyers, this thin, light and sophisticated 13.3 High Definition touchscreen Ultrabook is stunningly fast, keeping you seriously productive on the go. Stay productive even in... More
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17 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,645 owner and expert reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toshiba Z30 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Z30.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Z30. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the T430, or the T450 ($1,299.99) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 which is cheaper.

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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 most laptops of this age and type. Most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Toshiba laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Z30 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most similar spec laptops 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the EliteBook 850 G2, the EliteBook 840, and the EliteBook 850 G2 all from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (SSD).

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Quite Long Battery Life

Medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Z30 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h. With a battery life of 11 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst laptops of this age.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba Z30 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Z30.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Toshiba Z30, the HP EliteBook 850, or the Lenovo T450s.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z30 is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Z30 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 4.3MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The processor caches of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 52 watt-hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Z30. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Z30 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

The lightest portable PC of a comparable spec and age to the Z30 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30, the weight of the Toshiba Z30 of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.2kg heavy laptops currently available including the Portégé Z30-A, or the Portégé Z30-A both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Z30 (1.2kg).

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Z30 range from 210mm to 430mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is one of the narrower notebook PCs that were released one year ago amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the T450s, the G500, or the X1 Carbon all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of a similar age and type to the Z30 range from 10" to 18". The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30.

Other 13.3" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the Portégé Z30-A, or the Portégé Z30-A both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Z40 (14" and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Toshiba Z40, or the Lenovo T450 ($1,299.99) which is cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Z30 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba Z30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,699.99) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Operating Shock

At only 10 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z30 have operating shocks of between 10G and 130G, and the average operating shock is 78G.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small operating vibration (only 0.5 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Z30. The smallest operating vibration of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30 is 0.5G and the biggest is 1.1G.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Z30

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

The Toshiba Z30 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba Z40, or the Lenovo T450 ($1,299.99) which is cheaper.

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Specification

Design
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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 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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
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
Networking
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
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
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Operating Vibration
Operating Shock
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple intel4600, apple intel4600u, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfa, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfas, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfast, apple z30a108networkcard101001000gigabitfaste
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