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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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16 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Toshiba is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Toshiba also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Portégé Z30-A of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly long battery life (15.08 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A. The battery lifes of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo W550s (17.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Portégé Z30-A supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Portégé Z30-A has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Portégé Z30-A has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most notebook PCs 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A range from 0.3MP to 2MP. The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The maximum internal memory of the Portégé Z30-A of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 52 watt-hours, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A. The battery capacities of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Portégé Z30-A range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Light

The lightest portable PC of this spec and age is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Portégé Z30-A is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the Portégé Z30-A is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the Portégé Z30-A does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the T550 (180GB), the X1 Carbon (180GB), or the T450s (180GB) all from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14"), or the DELL Latitude 14 3450 (14").

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Portégé Z30-A has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Portégé Z30-A has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(2)
27 May 2015

Compact, lightweight and capable business solution. This notebook impressed us with its sturdy and strict construction while keeping the weight low (1.2 kg). Despite the main polycarbonate body,...

Great design and build quality
Quality IPS panel that's even suitable for professional photo editing and design
A handful of useful ports and connectivity options (including 3G module)
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Compact and lightweight
Outdated hardware (depends on your region)
The storage unit is mSATA SSD instead of M.2 SATA leading to lower readwrite speeds
Awkward trackpoint
Extremely noisy fan
Underwhelming batttery life
2 June 2006

Das Satellite A100 bringt Multimedia-Funktionalität ohne Luxus. Das sachliche Notebook zum für die Ausstattung kleinen Preis hat weder besondere Schwachstellen noch irgendwelche herausragenden...

Heller, groer Bildschirm, gute Erweiterbarkeit
Spiegelndes Display, kein DVI

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z30b1310
Barcodes 00022265949733, 00222659497332
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