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Toshiba Tecra A7

Toshiba Tecra A7
alaScore 91

76 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and usability. The sound and performance also get good feedback, but reviews about the battery and portability are different.

screen, performance, sound, usability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra A7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 76 reviews)

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Review Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 Notebook

 

Affordable and conservative. While the waves of Ultrabooks and tablets wash over the market, Toshiba's got something just the opposite: a conventional, 17-inch desktop replacement. Just because you've got the latest parts doesn't mean you have to...

Bright, vivid 1080p screen; Powerful quad-core Haswell CPU; Excellent backlit keyboard; Spacious and accurate touchpad; Remains reasonably cool under load; Great speakers

Plastic/metal construction mixture below the level of many competitors; Clickpad gestures proved occasionally problematic; CPU throttling under heavy load; sometimes requiring reboot; Middling contrast ratio and glossy screen finish; Screen brightness...

But when you factor in price, the competition doesn’t make a very strong case either. If you’re looking for discrete graphics—and perhaps in some instances a nicer-quality case—there are an abundance of options: namely, the HP Envy 17t-j000 ($1000 and...

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Review Toshiba Tecra A7 Notebook

 

Hard work. Usually office notebooks are not went easy on, on the ...

Solid and fairly light magnesium chassis, Some old-fashioned ports beside modern ones, No noteworthy warming up of the chassis

Loud creaking sounds, LG.Philips' screen, Hardly any data protection devices for business people

Although Toshiba doesn't make a fuss about it (there is no sign of any sort on the chassis), the Tecra A7 is equipped with Harman Kardon speakers. Hidden behind an inconspicuous perforated cover, they provide clear but not too loud sound

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Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 review: A fast, easy-to-upgrade desktop replacement

 

An extra hard drive bay and two free SODIMM slots mean that the already fast Satellite P75-A7200 can easily be made faster.

17.3-inch display ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Second hard-drive bay and open SODIMM slot

Mediocre battery life ; No discrete GPU option ; No touchscreen

With an extra hard drive bay (for an SSD) and two free SODIMM slots, the Satellite P75-A7200 can easily be made faster. But there's no getting around its reliance on integrated graphics.

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba Tecra A7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra A7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, build quality, sound, screen

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

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a great laptop

 

deffinetly a good buy, and thanks newegg for the free case!

got it for college, and it works great. does everything i need, and the dual core proccessor is great

only 512 mb of ram. personally, i stuck in another stick

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great computer

 

The keyboard back light is great for dark rooms and the keys are easy to use. The speed is quick and I can get through games fastThis product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Big screen size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout...

large screen, fast

nothing yet

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fast workhorse

 

Very fast and able to handle demanding software. I7 17.3 display at this price is unbeatable.This product is... Good sound quality, A touch pad that works great, Big screen size, easy to set up, bulky, lightning fastAbout me... Budget Conscious, Basic...

everything

nothing

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Fast processor, big screen...total package.

 

I bought a Sony and took it back after 2 weeks and exchanged it for this one. This was $100 cheaper, at least, much faster...and did I say, ´faster´!!! I had to have the big display. I'm not a gamer. The graphics are crisp. I haven't used the audio...

the price was great for the speed and big display

Windows 8, but has nothing to do with the computer

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Good computer.

 

The salesperson that helped me with this purchase was great and very knowledgeable in Vernon Hills, IL. He gave me pros and cons. I thought this PC would be faster than it is but I don't know a lot about these things. LOVE the keypad... makes keying...

large screen; very bright

Windows 8; doesn't proess as fast as expected

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a great laptop with lots of capabilities

 

has dvd/cd player burner, always easier to have as part of the unit. high def, wifi, big screen, lots of spped and space, i7 processorThis product is... Good sound quality, Big screen size, easy to set up, lightning fast

features, size

need to get used to new windows

Product Specifications

Toshiba's Tecra A7 blends advanced multimedia performance and security /durability into a budget-pleasing notebook. The 15.4" diagonal widescreen XGA TruBrite display presents 25% more viewable information than a 15" XGA screen. Toshiba's exclusive EasyGuard Technology delivers state-of-the-art HDD protection if the notebook is threatened by falling or excessive motion. It also includes a spill-resistant keyboard, which gives you enough time to save your data and shut down the system. The Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology dramatically accelerates performance, while the CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD SuperMulti drive provide media flexibility for presentations, backups and sharing data.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):1.9hour(s)/2.1hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3.6hour(s)/3.7hour(s)/3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6.2lbs/6lbs
Width:14.2in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in/15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution: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:Europe/France/Italy/Latin America/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:A7/A7-05400S/A7-112/A7-114/A7-202/A7-247/A7-251/A7-S612/A7-S712/A7-SP2012/A7-SP2022/A7-SP4032/A7-ST5112
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Tecra

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Multimedia control panel / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Titanium silver

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/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/Ethernet / Fast 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/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)/2x(DVD-R DL)/2.4x(DVD+R DL)

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2.33GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T1300/T2300/T2300E/T2400/T2500/T2600/T5500/T5600/T7200/T7600
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year 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/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

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1400/ATI Mobility Radeon X1600/Intel GMA 950/NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300M