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Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401

Specifications

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%

Comment

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.


4300U:

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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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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HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4600U
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Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DQ
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HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
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Toshiba Satellite Z30T-A-111
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Samsung 940X3G-K07DE
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Dell Latitude 12 E5250
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
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Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G
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Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
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Acer Aspire V3-371-77NK
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Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba KIRA-102
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Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.18 kg
Acer C720-3404 Chromebook
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Acer C720-3605 Chromebook
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
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Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4004H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Lenovo M30-70
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Dell Latitude E7240-SM008LE72408GER
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.4 kg
HP Spectre 13-3010ea
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-26 (Update: 2013-11-26)