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Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B

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Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B
Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B (Tecra Z40 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-5600U 2 x 2.6 - 3.2 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

Price comparison

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

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B

80% Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
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%

Comment

Model: 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.

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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» 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.  


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


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-10-16 (Update: 2015-10-16)