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Toshiba Tecra A3X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Toshiba Tecra A3X. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra A3X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Toshiba Tecra A3X laptop

 

Toshiba has been at the forefront of the notebook business for 21 years and in that time has long been considered one of the business world's manufacturer's of choice. However, as you can buy it's machines through places like PC World and from any of...

Great price, lightweight

Poor graphics, basic battery

It may not be the prettiest notebook on the high streets, nor is it the most powerful but what the Tecra lacks in grace it make sup for in build quality and that asking price.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Toshiba Tecra A3X review

 

A no-frills laptop that'll suit the corporate user

Very affordable

Not the most powerful unit on show

An affordable, no-frills laptop that will suit the corporate user

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Tecra A3X

 

It is very easy to use and is asthetically pleasing.

It does not come with Microsoft Office which being a student is essental to do work and assignments.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Tecra A3X

 

Very easy to set up,and use.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Tecra A3X

 

It is very easy to use and is asthetically pleasing

It does not come with Microsoft Office which being a student is essental to do work and assignments

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The Tecra A3X provides the best balance and combination of features, dimensions, weight and costs in an all-in-one corporate device. Extensive multimedia features including bright 15-inch TFT display, optical drive options and advanced graphics for an optimized multimedia experience. Convenient connectivity and expansion options including state-of-the-art communications such as Wireless LAN.

Audio

Audio system:16-bit stereo
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8 / 4700
Battery life (max):3.5 / 3.75
Battery performance:10.8 / 4700
Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/3.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6lbs
Width:13.3in

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
Pixel Pitch:0.0117 x 0.0117

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:4
AC adapter output voltage:100 / 15
AC adapter power:60
Battery life power off:2.5

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Europe
Localization:Dutch / English / French
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:A3X
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Tecra

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Keyboard number of keys:86
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, Wi-Fi
Networking speed:10/100 Mbps Base-TX
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 4
CD write speed:24
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Double Layer DVD write speed:2.4
DVD read speed:8
DVD rewrite speed:4
DVD write speed:8
DVD-R speed:8
DVD-RW speed:4
DVD+R speed:8
DVD+RW speed:4
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:16-bit stereo
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 10.8 x 1.06
Drive device, buffer size:2048 / 8192
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 4
Hot keys:2
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.024 x 768
L2 cache:1 / 2
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.90
Toshiba EasyGuard:Y
TV in port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV-out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output current:4
AC adapter output voltage:100 / 15
AC adapter power:60
Battery life power off:2.5

Processor

Chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Clock Speed:1.73GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.73 / 1.86
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:740
Type:Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:ConfigFree\nMicrosoft Office OneNote 2003 \nSonic Record Now! \nInterVideo WinDVD \nSymantec NIS 2005 (90 days)
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:EIDE/ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 40 / 60 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video

External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100 / 85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:9.24
CD/DVD weight:7.76
Depth:10.8
Height:1.06
Weight:5.73 / 5.95 / 7.05 / 7.41
Width:13.3