Laptops built by Toshiba generally have good ratings compared to other brands.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Has a Front Camera
The Toshiba Z30 has a front camera. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Z30 also have a front camera.
With a battery life of 12.25 hours, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Z30 have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Toshiba Z30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This Toshiba notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Z30.
Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.
Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at include the X1 Carbon, or the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo which has better reviews; or the X1 Carbon Touch, or the X1 Carbon Touch both from Lenovo or the HP Pro which is cheaper.
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Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago is 5.9GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The Toshiba Z30 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Z30.
There are a number of other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the X1 Carbon Touch, or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both from Lenovo.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Fairly High Front Camera Resolution
Portable PCs of this age and type have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 12MP. With a front camera resolution of 2 megapixels, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the highest front camera resolutions amongst ultrabooks of this age.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago is 9GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z30 that we have checked the maximum internal memory of, the Toshiba Z30's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
Very Small Non-Operating Vibration
The Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest non-operating vibration of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Z30 is 1G, the biggest is 1.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.2G.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The Toshiba Z30 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Z30 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.
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 have been available for more than two years. The smallest battery capacity of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 23Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the Toshiba Z30 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.
A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z30.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
Very Small Non-Operating Shock
With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest non-operating shock of notebook PCs of this age and type is 60G and the biggest is 200G.
At only 1.2 kilograms, the Toshiba Z30 is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Z30. The lightest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the Z30 is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.
With a width of only 316 millimeters, the Toshiba Z30 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Z30 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Z30 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Toshiba Z30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Toshiba Z30 does not have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the Lenovo X240 which is also cheaper.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the Z30 is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.
We compared this laptop to all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the HP Pro, and the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon (180GB and cheaper), or the X240 (256GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB and higher rated).
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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Toshiba Z30 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Z30 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the X240, the X240, or the X1 Carbon Touch all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Toshiba Z30 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Z30 is 3.3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At only 3 megabytes, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z30.
Very Small Operating Vibration
The average operating vibration of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Z30 is 0.61G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Toshiba Z30 has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z30.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This Toshiba notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Toshiba Z30 has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
There are a number of alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 12 E7240.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Z30 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Z30.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the HP Pro, or the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.
Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14" and cheaper); or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14" and higher rated).
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Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Touchpad, Touchpad + Accupoint
Operating System Installed
Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Office, Norton Internet Security, Norton Anti - Theft
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