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Toshiba Tecra A7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Toshiba Tecra A7. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and portability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. The connectivity and battery get less positive opinions.

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reliability, battery, connectivity

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra A7 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the sound and screen. The design and usability also get good reviews, but there are some less positive comments about the size and portability.

performance, usability, design, screen, sound

portability, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite S75-A7221 laptop, 17.3" HD, i7-4700mq, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Harmon/Kardon® stereo speakers (Ice Silver)Toshiba Satellite S75-A7221 laptop, 17.3" HD, i7-4700mq, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Harmon/Kardon® stereo speakers (Ice Silver)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Toshiba Tecra A7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra A7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The price and usability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, usability, price, image quality, portability

reliability, connectivity

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Tomasz Cyba (

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

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

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.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Damien Donnelly (

Toshiba Tecra A7


The Tecra A7 is a well-featured, desktop replacement notebook featuring Intel's Core Duo T2300 dual-core processor and a 15.4in screen. It has a fairl...

Cheap, Powerful

Nothing of note

Phenomenal performance for its price, yet it still has all the features to justify it as a powerful, secure and durable business machine.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

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


With tablets and ultraportables garnering so much attention, you might not have noticed how thin and light desktop replacements have become. You'll need an extra-tall backpack to accommodate the Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 with its 17.3-inch display,...

There's a lot to like about the Satellite P75-A7200. It's affordable, fast out of the box, easily made faster with more memory and an SSD, and the display and input ergonomics are first rate. If Toshiba had included discrete graphics, this machine...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: mysticalmoose (

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

Sep, 2006

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Dimensions & Weight



HD type:Full HD / HD+

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


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 1.76
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416


Country Kits:Europe/France/Italy/Latin America/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Tecra

Input Device

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


Keyboard backlit: Yes


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Color:Titanium silver


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


4G: No
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

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2.33GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Merom
Processor Number:T1300/T2300/T2300E/T2400/T2500/T2600/T5500/T5600/T7200/T7600
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34 / 47
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:27255 / 75117
Processor package size:35 / 37.5


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year 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/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

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