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Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

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

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,511 user and expert reviews for Toshiba portable PCs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically 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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Portégé Z30-A of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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

The Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 15.08 hours, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 2.5h to 24h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo W550s (17.3h and higher rated).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and type is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Portégé Z30-A.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering 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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Portégé Z30-A has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Portégé Z30-A has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Portégé Z30-A has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Portégé Z30-A is 1MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP. At 2 megapixels, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 came out more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.5G. With a non-operating vibration of only 1 gravity, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite small non-operating vibration compared to most of the other 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 Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Portégé Z30-A has a fairly big battery capacity (52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A. Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this age and type.

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Very Light

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Portégé Z30-A is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

At only 60 gravity, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite small non-operating shock compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A. The average non-operating shock of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Portégé Z30-A is 150G, and the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G.

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Narrow

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A 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 Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Portégé Z30-A. The screen sizes of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14"), or the DELL Latitude 14 3450 (14").

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

The operating shocks of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 10G to 130G. At only 10 gravity, the Portégé Z30-A has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Toshiba Portégé Z30-A has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Portégé Z30-A WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

The smallest operating vibration of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Portégé Z30-A is 0.5G, the biggest is 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.67G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Portégé Z30-A has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Portégé Z30-A.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Released Over a Year Ago

Toshiba released the Portégé Z30-A over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Portégé Z30-A has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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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
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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 z30b1320, z30b3102, z30b3102m
Barcodes 00022265949726, 00222659497264
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