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Toshiba Tecra 8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Toshiba Tecra 8000. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the image quality and energy efficiency. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and design.

screen, performance, energy, image quality

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra 8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Toshiba Tecra 8000


Rugged ; multipurpose bay

Sep, 1998

Product Specifications

Toshiba's Tecra 8000 is a very good professional notebook. It brings you the latest mobile processing power, and is highly configurable for use at the office or on the road: the Swiss army knife of notebooks. Tecra 8000 uses screaming fast mobile Pentium II processors The Pentium II's advanced microarchitecture runs business and multimedia software alike with incredible speed and fluidity. A huge active matrix color display provides plenty of viewing space for you to see your work, and present it to others. The Tecra's graphics controller with lots of video memory allows it to produce rich color depth. The screen has a maximum resolution of 1024x768, at which it can display True Color (16M colors) graphics at a high refresh rate that won't tire your eyes. The notebook is provided with enough RAM to run most demanding applications. The memory may be upgraded to as much as 256MB for graphics-heavy multimedia applications. The notebook's large hard drive should provide you with plenty of storage space for programs and files, and for extra storage, an additional hard drive may be used in the Tecra's SelectBay. One of the best features of the Tecra 8000 is its versatility. The notebook's SelectBay accommodates the standard floppy drive and CD-ROM drive, as well as several optional devices: a 2X DVD drive, an auxiliary battery, and a second hard drive. Take along only the parts that you'll need for a particular task. A port replicator and docking station are available for office use, giving the Tecra 8000 full access to your office network, printers and other peripherals. Support for DMI 2.0 and WFM 1.1 give the notebook advanced personal and network manageability. The Tecra 8000 is a true desktop replacement. Nobody knows notebooks like Toshiba does. Their Tecra 8000 is a top-of-the-line machine that can serve in nearly any capacity to meet all your mobile computing needs.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3hour(s)/4.5hour(s)/4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)/24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in/13.3in/14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/33.8cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Technology:DSTN passive matrix/TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:France
Model:8000/8000 T233CDS/8000 T233CDT/8000 T266CDT/8000 T300CDT/8000 T300DVD/8000 T333CDT/8000 T366CDT/8000 T366DVD/8000 T400CDT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Tecra

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Pointing stick/Keyboard / TrackPoint


Data Bus Speed:66MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103 / Bell 212A / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.90 / k56Flex/Bell 103 / Bell 212A / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / k56Flex/Bell 103 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34/ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/None


Type: None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x (CD) / 2x (DVD)/20x (CD) / 2x (DVD)/24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 95/98/Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0


Clock Speed:233MHz/266MHz/300MHz/333MHz/366MHz/400MHz
Type:Pentium II


Installed Size:128MB/32MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:256MB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:10.7GB/13.1GB/13.8GB/14GB/4GB/6.5GB/6GB/7.6GB/9.3GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:2.5MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (NM2200)