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Toshiba Tecra Z40 Series

Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U, Intel Core i7 4600U, Intel Core i7 5600U, Intel Core i7 6600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.7kg
Price: 1300, 1400 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
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Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1402

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1402Notebook: Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1402
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z40 (Series)
 Tecra Z40-A1402 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Tecra Z40
Source: Digital Trends English
There’s just no getting around the fact that business laptops are pricey compared to standard consumer-focused devices. If you don’t need business-focused features like Intel’s vPro remote management and security hardware, the pricier Pro version of Windows, or a rugged, road-friendly shell, you can get a similarly equipped consumer laptop for a whole lot less than the $1,429 asking price of this configuration of the Tecra Z40-A.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401Notebook: Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z40 (Series)
 Tecra Z40-A1401 (Model)

Average Score: 57.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-121

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-121Notebook: Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-121
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z40 (Series)

 

Recenze: Toshiba Tecra Z40 - superlehce s plnou výbavou a dokováním
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Long battery life; slim and solid design; quiet cooling system; LTE modem. Negative: Lower quality built-in speakers; lack of service on-site.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2014

 

Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B

The Tecra Z40t-B, a solid offer from Toshiba, is set to impress medium-to-heavy users with its wide array of features ranging from a shock-absorbent construction, a spill-resistant keyboard to a security system with fingerprint reader. Its lid is lined with a fine grain texture for easier grip. As its crucial components are well protected from damage and its hinge is claimed to last more than 10-times opening and closing per day for 5 years (a total of 20,000 cycles), rough users can expect a fuss-free experience. This 14.0 inch model provides an amazing 1080p display with bright and vivid colors, which is driven by an Intel HD Graphics 5500 chip. With an Intel i7-5600U dual core processor, the Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B is a suitable for multitasking, since several tabs, programs and downloads can run simultaneously without adverse effects on performance. Another noteworthy feature is its various touch-input devices – screen, pointing stick and touchpad, which are all responsive and accurate. As it comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro, the touchscreen is especially useful for the operating system's screen gestures. This 1.7 kg model features 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB HDD and a battery life of up to 8 hours and 23 minutes. Thus is is a suitable choice for users preferring a balance between performance and portability.

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z40t-BNotebook: Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B
Processor: Intel Core i7 5600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z40 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B
Source: Laptop Mag English
Toshiba delivered a long-lasting road warrior for $1,479, with enough power for most users, a fingerprint reader and a highly accurate display. I just wish its keyboard delivered a better experience, and that the notebook came with an SSD at this price. Still, the Z40t's speedy performance, durability and security make it a serious contender for mobile executives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B1420W10

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B1420W10Notebook: Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B1420W10
Processor: Intel Core i7 5600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z40 (Series)
 Tecra Z40t-B1420W10 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B1420W10
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Tecra Z40-B1420 has a lot going for it—a fast, fifth-generation Intel processor, good multimedia performance, and a long-lasting battery. The exterior isn't quite as durable or solidly built as the Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7450), and it feels a little slippery to the touch. And while certainly competitive, its performance on our tests wasn't class-leading. That honor belongs to the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s, which remains our Editors' Choice business laptop; in addition to its stellar overall performance in our tests, it also has a hot-swappable battery and a sturdier build.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420

The Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420 is a business laptop for those who are looking for mobile, thin and lightweight laptop to do their work when they are on-the-go without having to compromise on performance. The well-built chassis is made from magnesium alloy and the design is sleek and thin. It comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition operating system available through downgrade rights from Microsoft’s Windows 10 Pro. The Tecra Z40-C1420 has a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6600U processor, an Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics card, 8 GB of DDR3L RAM and a 500 GB hard disk with 7200 RPM. The laptop sports 14-inch HD screen that is only capable of displaying up to 1366 x 768 pixel resolution hence it is not Full HD. The keyboard included in the laptop is quite comfortable to type on although some comments suggest that its is a little stiff for some people. The touchpad on the other hand is smooth, responsive and easy to navigate with. For connectivity options, the laptop comes with three USB 3.0 ports with USB Sleep and Charge feature, HDMI port, RGB port, an audio combo jack and a memory card reader. It has a convenient weight of just 1.47 kg and its battery life can last up to 9:21 hours based on web surfing via Wi-Fi.

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420Notebook: Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420
Processor: Intel Core i7 6600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra Z40 (Series)
 Tecra Z40-C1420 (Model)

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

40% Toshiba Tecra Z40-C
Source: Laptop Mag English
Toshiba's website says the Tecra Z40-C has "no-compromise mobility," but if you choose this laptop, you'll definitely have to lower your expectations. Though it has long battery life, the Tecra suffers from an uncomfortable keyboard, a stiff touchpad and a dull, low-res display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Comment

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

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

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

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

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5600U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

6600U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i5:

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.


» 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.

1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo ThinkPad E460-20ET0049GE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.9 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L460-20FU001QUK
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 2 kg
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.6 kg
Dell Latitude E7470 N001LE747014EMEA
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 1.6 kg
Dell Vostro 14-3459
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 2 kg
Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6600U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB-005XUS
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 1.189 kg
Toshiba Tecra C40-C1430
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro A40-C-13R
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.9 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T460
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.8 kg
Toshiba Tecra A40-C-140
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 1.197 kg
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 1.445 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20F9003SGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.37 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 13.3", 1.418 kg
Acer TravelMate P658-M-74QM
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus F555UA-EH71
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad 13-20GKS01100
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.436 kg
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1540
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Samsung 900X5L-K02US
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 1.3 kg
HP 15-ac121nr
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus F555UA-XX066T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 1.88 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Toshiba Portege Z20T-C2112
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 12.5", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-C-121
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 1.6 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-C1310
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-C1320
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6600U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30t-C-110
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-26 (Update: 2013-11-26)