Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B
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Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B
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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%
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.
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.
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 very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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