Appealing to the business travelers of the world, here is the Toshiba Tecra Z40, a very thin and light notebook computer that is still designed to be tough enough for life on the go. This 14 inches Ultrabook is not just great looking with its durable magnesium-alloy finish, but Toshiba also says that the laptop's internal honeycomb design keeps it portable and cool at the same time. With a price tag of $799 to $1,299, the Z40 is sporting a fourth generation i5 cpu and a long lasting battery. The big question here is though.
Screen Size 14.1 inches Graphics chip Intel GMA HD 4400
Cpu Series Intel Core four generations
Maximum support 16GB of memory
Screen size 14.1 inches
Core graphics card type Graphics chip Intel GMA HI-DEF 4400
Audio / camera
Audio Systems STS Studio Sound Stereo speakers
Wireless LAN Gigabit Ethernet card description 802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Input / output interface
Camera built-in high definition camera Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Video Interface 1 HIGH-DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE, VIDEO GRAPHICS ARRAY Audio interface headphone output, microphone input interface
Other interface SECURE DIGITAL card slot 3 USB 3.0 data interface
9 hours Toshiba Satellite P205D Battery life
The new updated Tecra Z40 has a magnesium-alloy finish over the body that gives it a really durable feel and doesn't show finger prints. Even some laptops with matte finishes pick up finger prints, so that is a big deal. The keyboard deck and underside both share a nice textured finish, while the area surrounding the 14 inches screen is made of a black plastic with a matte finish.
Toshiba's Accupoint pointing stick is located right under the G and H keys, a biometric fingermark reader sits right below the touchpad and the bottom of the notebook is also a docking connector.
Overall, it truly is designed very adequately. It is especially light, you could carry it around in one hand with no problems and the magnesium-alloy body provides an understated, yet attractive look.
While it certainly is not completely rugged, the Tecra Z40 is built to last a very long time. The durable magnesium-alloy chassis is sturdy enough to absorb 10G of shock while operating and 60G when it's turned off. The laptop computer also has a honeycomb inner design that provides even more durability and reinforcement.
The Tecra Z40 with Toshiba Satellite c870 battery also comes with Toshiba's HALT-certified EasyGuard technology, this makes components like the hard drive and display more durable. HALT, or highly accelerated lifestyle test, is a stress test method used during the engineering process designed to pinpoint defects before the device hits the production stage.
The Toshiba Tecra Z40's 14-inch 1366 x 768-pixel matte display supplies pretty clear images, but it's reasonably dim and doesn't produce the best colours. Also, this resolution is low for the price . You can customize this laptop online, so I recommend upgrading to the 1600 x 900-pixel display for just an extra $30 .
It isn't going to seem that movies and videos look as lively on the Z40 as on the Dell Latitude 6430u when comparing the two side by side. Bright vivid colors can sometimes appear washed out on the Tecra Z40, but the level of detail was similar on both machines .
The Tecra Z40's panel isn't that bright, registering just 169 lux on a light meter. The Dell Latitude's display shined brighter, at 295 lux. The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s was in between these two notebook computers, at 202 lux, but it does have a much sharper 1600 x 900 -px resolution.
You probably wont get too much "thump" from the bottom mounted speakers. The speakers seem to sound kind of thin and shallow, specifically in louder segments of music. The Latitude 6430u has much clearer audio with more clarity . And in addition, the Tecra Z40 mustered only 79 decibels during the LAPTOP COMPUTER Audio Test, which is below the 84-dB category average .
That being said, if you are listening to music on notebook speakers then you probably don't care what music sounds like in the first place. So, MOVING ON.
The Toshiba Tecra Z40's 1.9-Gigahertz Intel Core i5-4300U Haswell chip with 8GIGABYTE of RAM offers smooth and fast performance. It takes a little longer than usual to boot up, but for every day use it was remarkably quick. The laptop seems to be able to run multiple programs at a time without even lagging.
For the price, the Toshiba Tecra Z40 withToshiba Satellite a305d Battery is a sturdy notebook computer that is lighter that the competition. What's more , has a solid 9 hours of battery life. The finger mark reader is neat too and also easy to use. The display leaves a little bit to be desired, and the keys are a little bit smaller than the competing laptop computers. Over all though I don't even think you can go wrong with it from a business and travel standpoint. I mean, you can watch a movie on your TV at home or listen to music with headsets, but this computer is made for good performance and reliability. p>