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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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BEAUTIFULLY PORTABLEWith its elegant, clean design, the Satellite Z30-A is more than a portable device. Starting at just 1.2 kg* in weight and only 17.9 mm* in thickness, it's your ultra-mobile... More
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18 Reasons For

Toshiba Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Toshiba has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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

The Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toshiba Satellite Z30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite Z30 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 across all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of a similar 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite Z30 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. At 10 hours, the Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite Z30.

If this Toshiba laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X230 (10.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Satellite Z30 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite Z30. The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite Z30's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Satellite Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. When compared to other laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the weight of, the Satellite Z30's weight of only 1.2 kilograms is one of the lightest.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (1.2kg).

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Narrow

At only 316 millimeters, the Satellite Z30 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Satellite Z30. The widths of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 range from 38mm to 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Satellite Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Satellite Z30 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Satellite Z30 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Satellite Z30 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Satellite Z30. Similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

If this Toshiba portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X230 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Satellite Z30 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite Z30 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Satellite Z30 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

If this Toshiba laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon (1.8GHz), or the ThinkPad X240 (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1.8GHz).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite Z30 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite Z30 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Satellite Z30 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

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
Conflict Free 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)
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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
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 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
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

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