Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401


Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401Notebook: Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401 (Tecra Z40 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 57.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401

60% Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401
Source: IT Reviews English
The Toshiba Tecra-Z40-A1401 ($1,229) blends in pretty well with the rest of the high-end ultraportable laptops currently on the market, for the most part. The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401 isn't a bad high-end ultraportable laptop, but for a little more money, you could get a whole lot more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401 does little, if anything, to pass the rest of the high-end ultraportable laptops out there, but if that was its only problem it wouldn't be too hard to recommend. However, with systems like the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, our current Editors' Choice, delivering an HD+ plus display and topping it performance-wise for only $70 more, the Z40-A1401 becomes a much harder sell. Even more comparable Windows systems like the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus or the Sony VAIO Pro 13, which can probably be found cheaper than the Z40-A1401 at this point, still end up being the better deals. Users set on the Tecra Z40-A1401 should take the time, and extra money, to customize a better one instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Toshiba Tecra Z40
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $1,229, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 offers a sturdy design that's lighter than the competition, along with more than 9 hours of battery life. We also appreciate the fingerprint sensor, which is easy to use. However, the dim display on this business Ultrabook underwhelms, and the keys are needlessly smaller than those on competing systems.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401 review: Too little for too much
Source: PC World English
Since all three machines feature a Haswell-class CPU, battery life was excellent across the board: at or above 7 hours. The Flex 14, however, lasted a full 26 minutes longer than the Tecra Z40.Toshiba provides a bevy of its own utilities for managing your power consumption, among other things, which some buyers will find useful. For example, the HDD Protection utility automatically moves your hard drive’s head to a “safe position” to prevent damage when the laptop detects vibration. But at the risk of beating a dead horse, that utility wouldn’t be necessary if Toshiba provided an SSD instead of a mechanical hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%


Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

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57.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-26 (Update: 2013-11-26)