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Toshiba Tecra A6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the keyboard and value for money are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions about the size. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

portability, performance, screen, value for money, keyboard


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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Review analysis

(Based on 41 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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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

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Multiple Purchases


Quick delivery.

Can't think of any.

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Good business laptop


I bought this because it was a reasonably light, yet quick laptop for a very reasonable price. I'm quite pleased with what I got.

Windows XP Pro was a big plus and it runs very smoothly. The battery life is quite good, on the long life settings I easily get more than 4 hours. Pretty quick start-up once you remove all the annoying pre-installed software. Solid design and light

As other have noted, lots of pre-installed software, some of which is a pain to uninstall. 512 MB RAM is a little low and I do wish it came with a DVD burner. The fingerprint reader doesn't seem all that useful

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Great value for money, but....


Processor (Core Duo) is fast for a laptop *weighs only 5 pounds! *Screen has good clarity *Great battery life (4+ hrs w/ WiFi) *Fingerprint reader!! *Good keypad *Good Toshiba technical assistance *Does not get hot unlike Dell, HP and Sony notebooks...

Delicate - my laptop initially would shut down if moved slightly.

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TOSHIBA Tecra A6-EZ6312 NoteBook


This TOSHIBA Tecra A6-EZ6312 Notebook is awesome.

None I can think of right now, the pre installed spam-ware is kind of a pain to clean out.

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Nice college comp


Compact laptop with a nice wide screen.

Get's hot fast, always goes into hybernation (not sure if I disabled it right.

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

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


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


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


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


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

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