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Toshiba Tecra Z40-C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Toshiba Tecra Z40-C. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the image quality and keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra Z40-C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Toshiba Tecra Z40-C-106 Notebook Review

 

King of battery life. Toshiba's Skylake refresh edition of the Z40 business notebook is particularly convincing us with impressive battery runtimes. In our in-depth review, we check whether the very light and compact, and yet not exactly cheap...

great battery life ; Accupoint as an additional input device ; IPS screen with wide viewing angles and precise colors ; no PWM ; high quality chassis ; many interfaces ; many safety features ; very light and compact ; adequate performance ; cool

Keyboard with low feedback ; Clickpad ; oddly placed fingerprint reader ; performance inconsistently too low in the Cinebench benchmarks

As in the predecessor, there are indeed several points of criticism. The most important are the input devices, which are not entirely suitable for this category. The keyboard features a low feedback and we would have preferred a conventional touchpad...

May, 2016

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Toshiba Tecra Z40-C Review

 

Businesses need laptops that are as well-rounded as their employees, but all that the Toshiba Tecra Z40-C has to offer on its résumé is great battery life, which makes it hard to recommend. The $1,178 Z40-C ($1,323 as tested) is built on a...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio formats supported:
Audio system:24-bit / DTS / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Audio system full duplex:
Built-in audio decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers: / 2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:60
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60
Battery life (max):10 / 11.12 / 12.5 / 19 / 8 / 8.5 / 9
Battery life (tablet mode):8.3
Battery performance:3860
Battery Technology: / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.4 / 14.8
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 2
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product: / Black, Graphite / Black, Grey, Metallic / Graphite / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Polycarbonate / Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display brightness:200 / 300
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:25 / 28
Display surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.47
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Discrete graphics memory type: / GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 32
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1250 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x416 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y / Yes
Pointing device: / Clickpad / DualPoint / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1 / 4.2 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating thermal gradient (max):20
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating thermal gradient (max):15
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / DTS / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Display:
Graphics adapter family:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.47
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-6100U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300M / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i5-5200U / i5-5300U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-5600U / i7-6600U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Manufacturer:
Processor model:i3-6100U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i5-4300M / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i5-5200U / i5-5300U / i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-5600U / i7-6600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5300 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / PGA946 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / D1 / F0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 37
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308 / 76347 / 80343 / 81016 / 85212 / 85213 / 85215 / 88180 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193
Processor code:SR170 / SR1ED / SR1EE / SR1EF / SR1H9 / SR23V / SR23X / SR23Y / SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:37.5 / 40 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
HDD recovery: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:DTS / DTS Studio Sound \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound\nMcAfee Internet Security\nMicrosoft Office 2013\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS Studio Sound\nTOSHIBA Eco Utility\nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / DTS® Studio Sound™ \nTOSHIBA Eco Utility™ \nTOSHIBA PC Health Monitor / TOSHIBA eco Utility\nTOSHIBA Display Utility\nTOSHIBA Fingerprint Utility\nTOSHIBA Service Station\nDTS Studio Sound
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 365 / Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO / MMC, SD, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface: / SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500 / 8
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.29
Height:0.799 / 0.803 / 0.862
Weight:3.24 / 3.26 / 3.97
Width:13.3