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Toshiba Tecra Z40

Toshiba Tecra Z40 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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Toshiba Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Toshiba medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Tecra Z40 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Tecra Z40 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Tecra Z40. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Tecra Z40 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40, the Tecra Z40 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Tecra Z40 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Tecra Z40 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of this type and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Tecra Z40 has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Tecra Z40 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Tecra Z40 has a fairly small non-operating vibration (only 1 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Tecra Z40. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.2G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Tecra Z40 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Tecra Z40 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Tecra Z40 has a very big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40. The processor caches of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Tecra Z40 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Tecra Z40 range from 23Wh to 100Wh. At 60 watt-hours, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Tecra Z40 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this spec and age amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

The Tecra Z40 is fairly narrow (only 338 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The narrowest notebook PC of this spec and age is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

At only 60 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small non-operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40. The average non-operating shock of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 is 120G, and the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Tecra Z40 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Tecra Z40 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Tecra Z40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has one of the smaller operating shocks amongst laptops of this age. The operating shocks of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40 range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Tecra Z40 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Tecra Z40.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Tecra Z40 is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

At only 0.5 gravity, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest operating vibration of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Tecra Z40 is 0.5G, the biggest is 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Toshiba released the Tecra Z40.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Tecra Z40.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Tecra Z40 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba Tecra Z40 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Tecra Z40.

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Average Battery Life

The Tecra Z40 has a relatively standard battery life (6.17 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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
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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
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)
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)
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 Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
Operating Thermal Gradient (max)
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

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 August 2009

Pc-en er blitt en større og større del av skolehverdagen, være seg du er skoleelev i barne- og ungdomsskolen, eller om du er travel student. Kontakt med lærer skjer i stor grad via nettet, og... Read more…

Solid build
Decent matt screen
Serial and eSATA ports
Sturdy chassis, powerful CPU, good range of expansion ports
God processor
Weak graphics card
Keyboard flexes under pressure
Heavy, not enough RAM, boring design
For mange undige prinstallerede programmer
Lidt kedeligt design

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers z40a1402, z40a4162, z40a4162s, z40a4162sm, toshiba i74600, toshiba i74600u
Barcodes 00022265633618, 00022265798584, 00222656336184
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