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Toshiba Tecra A6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Toshiba Tecra A6. 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 are impressed by the battery and screen. The price and portability are also appreciated. Comments about the sound and durability are different.

performance, portability, price, screen, battery

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

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.

May, 2006

Expert review by: darkninja (

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...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: (

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.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

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.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Toshiba Tecra A6 laptop


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

The Toshiba Tecra A6 may not be the most striking or feature rich of machines on the market but it comes in at a comfortable weight with a battery life to match. If you’re on a strict budget and battery life is a priority, you’ll be glad of the A6.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: staff (

Toshiba Tecra A6 review


Powerful and mobile, but better value can be found elsewhere

Above-average battery life

Network options disappointing

Attractive price comes at the cost of performance and compatibility

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (

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.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (



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)

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Eddie (

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

Jul, 2007

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:No / Yes

Dimensions & Weight


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


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R4 / Intel® HD Graphics


Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Tecra

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Color:Titanium silver


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


4G: No
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

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Yonah
Processor Number:T1300/T2300/T2300E/T2400/T2500/T5500/T5600
Processor Series:Intel Core Duo T2000 series / Intel Core Solo T1000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27 / 31
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

Processor special features

Intel 64: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:27235 / 27242 / 53452 / 53470
Processor package size:35


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


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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