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Toshiba Tecra A6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the keyboard and value for money are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the size. Reviews are divided on the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra A6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 39 reviews)

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Toshiba Tecra A6-S513

 

Toshiba piles on the value in this secure, long-running business laptop.

Good balance of weight and screen Great battery life

Bluetooth not included, Not user configurable

This handsome, light business portable offers extra security and makes a great commuter notebook.

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Toshiba Tecra A6 Review (pics, specs)

 

The Toshiba Tecra A6 is one of the first of Toshiba's Core Duo based laptops available on the Australian market. Toshiba describes this as being a desktop replacement due to its high specs however the light weight of this laptop (approximately...

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Toshiba Tecra A6-S513

 

All work and some play is the message Toshiba seems to be sending out with its Tecra A6-S513. The new laptop is aimed at those who split their time between corporate duties and leisure activities. The Tecra A6-S513 features several midrange components,...

Sleek exterior. Light enough for extensive travel. EasyGuard Suite. Good battery life

Not for performance seekers

The Toshiba Tecra A6-S513 is the sort of system you can take to work to manage the grind, and then pop in a DVD movie on your commute home. It's great for travel and its price is reasonable, but those who require high performance should look elsewhere.

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Toshiba Tecra A6 (PTA63A-004002)

 

It has a decent set of features for its sub-$2000 price tag

It's performance was slower than expected

A decent, but not particularly inspiring machine, the Tecra A6 will suit those who need an affordable business notebook.

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Toshiba Tecra A6

 

Toshiba's latest Tecra, the A6, is a fairly standard notebook. It offers nothing to differentiate itself from the pack, and its performance was a litt...

It has a decent set of features for its sub-$2000 price tag

It's performance was slower than expected

A decent, but not particularly inspiring machine, the Tecra A6 will suit those who need an affordable business notebook.

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Toshiba Tecra A6 laptop review

 

With the number of notebooks now on the market it is hard to imagine that at one time, Toshiba had the game all to itself. With over 21 years of experience in portable computing it knows a thing or two about mobility. Take the Tecra A6 for instance, it...

Light, great battery life, business-focused

Not the most cutting-edge of specs

If you’re looking for a fully featured notebook with plenty of staying power, this is a great machine but you won’t find little extras as standard

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Toshiba Tecra A6 review

 

Powerful and mobile, but better value can be found elsewhere

p>Above-average battery life</p

p>Network options disappointing</p

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Toshiba Tecra A6

 

The Toshiba Tecra A6 is a well-designed business laptop that delivers good performance for the money and a host of business-friendly security features, but its glossy display will prove to be a deal breaker for many.

Strong application performance for the money ; Attractive design and solid construction ; Roomy, comfortable keyboard ; Hard drive protection and spill-resistant keyboard ; Fingerprint reader provides added security and convenience

Glossy screen coating bound to annoy business users ; Not configurable

NOTE: Products in this test are for comparative purposes only and are not necessarily available in the Australian market.

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Excellent

 

Not a gaming laptop and definitely get a 1 GB memory upgrade. A pretty good laptop for college.

Nice bright screen. Small and lightweight. Extremely fast. Cool fingerprint tech. Hassle free wireless and wired technology. No setup required. Thanks newegg for fast processing

Occasional freezing (probably because i try to play too much games on this thing)

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Neat Lightweight Notebook

 

I Hope we can continue to get XP Operating Systems on laptops.

Surprising speed and lightweight. Normally purchase ASUS but tried this Toshiba wanting XP operating system

Too many Trial programs - typical Toshiba

Product Specifications

Toshiba's Tecra A6 combines solid refinements and essential mobility in a budget-minded notebook. Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology dramatically accelerates performance. It also includes a spill-resistant keyboard, designed to give you enough time to save your data and shut down the system in the event of an accidental liquid spill. The 14.1" diagonal widescreen TruBrite display delivers vivid presentations.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.1hour(s)/3.1hour(s)/4hour(s)/5.7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.5in
Height:1.5in
Weight:5.3lbs/5.5lbs
Width:13.5in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768/1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:A6/A6-EZ6311/A6-EZ6312/A6-EZ6411/A6-S513/A6-S713/A6-SP3022/A6-SP3032/A6-SP3052/A6-SP3062/A6-SP561
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Tecra

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Titanium silver
Refurbished:Refurbished

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 2x (DVD+R)/24x(CD)/8x(DVD-R)/2x(DVD+R)/2x(DVD-R DL)/2.4x(DVD+R DL)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T1300/T2300/T2300E/T2400/T2500/T5500/T5600
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader
Windows Vista Certification:Windows Vista Capable

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1400/Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M