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Toshiba Tecra A7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 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. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the connectivity and battery get critical reviews.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Tecra A7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra A7 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the sound and screen are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The size and portability get critical views.

performance, usability, design, screen, sound

portability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Tecra A7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra A7 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, usability, price, image quality, portability

reliability, connectivity

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

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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (arnnet.com.au)

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 (newegg.com)

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

Audio system:DTS / DTS Sound
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:10.8 / 4000 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):3 / 3.88
Battery performance:10.8 / 4000 / 4800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
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

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Certification:S.M.A.R.T.
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:15 / 15.4 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:25
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LCD brightness levels 1-8:48
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.0102 x 0.0102
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6
AC adapter output voltage:15 / 19
AC adapter power:90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1600 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 1.76
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:2

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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Keyboard number of keys:86
Number of hot keys:10
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 16 / 2 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Titanium silver

Modem

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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Networking manufacturer:Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Networking Type:802.11a/b/g
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393.7 / 0 - 1574803.1
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Non-operating shock:60
Non-operating vibration:1
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118.1 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80 / 20 - 90
Operating shock:10
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16 / 4
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW / CD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM
DVD read speed:8
DVD rewrite speed:4
DVD write speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

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

Other Features

Audio system:DTS / DTS Sound
BIOS ACPI:1.0b
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 10.5 x 1.17
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Hard disk number of heads:4
Hot keys:1
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.280 x 800
L2 cache:2 / 4
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.90
TV in port: No
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2
Wireless communication version:2
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth / FIR

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV-out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter output current:4.74 / 6
AC adapter output voltage:15 / 19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI2 / FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel 945PM Express / Intel HM86
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2.33GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel 945PM Express / Intel HM86
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processing die size:143
Processor:i7-4700MQ / T7200
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.66 / 1.83 / 2 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:22 / 65
Processor model:i7-4700MQ / T7200
Processor Number:T1300/T2300/T2300E/T2400/T2500/T2600/T5500/T5600/T7200/T7600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA946 / Socket 479
Processor threads:2 / 8
Stepping:B2 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34 / 47
Tjunction:100
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo/Core Solo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:27255 / 75117
Processor code:SR15H
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:- ConfigFree;\n- Connectivity Doctor;\n- Microsoft Office OneNote 2003;\n- InterVideo WinDVD;\n- Toshiba Summit;\n- Norton Internet Security 2006 (incl. 90 dagen gratis Internet-updates);\n- Toshiba Controls;\n- Toshiba Zooming Utility;\n- Sonic Record Now! / 2.4 - 13.7
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Office 365, Norton Anti-Theft

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 120 / 750 / 80

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

External video modes max. refresh rate:100 / 60
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):60
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100 / 60
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7 / 65.536
Video adapter, bus:16x PCI Express

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

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:15.3
CD/DVD weight:6.7
Depth:1.14 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7
Height:1.17 / 10.5
Height (front):1.2 / 1.23
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.33
Weight:5.95 / 6 / 6.06 / 6.59 / 6.61
Width:14.2 / 16.3 / 16.5