Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420
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Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra Z40-C1420
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Model: 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.
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
40%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.
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