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Toshiba Tecra M2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Toshiba Tecra M2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and battery. The price and screen are also appreciated, but the size and keyboard get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra M2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Toshiba Tecra M2 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 Reviewers really like the reliability. The durability also gets good feedback.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra M2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the portability and durability are overall positive. The screen and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Bill Howard (

Toshiba Tecra M2


The well-rounded Toshiba Tecra M2 is a good choice if you need a versatile two-drive notebook for business use.

For a business-class portable, the low-priced Tecra M2 is a solid, well-rounded system that can compete well with systems from Dell, HP, and IBM.

Jul, 2004

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Light and fast NB


This is a very good laptop for regular work, not for any high perfomance work and 3D Mark 2005 Pro was not able to run on this Notebook. Very light and small for travel.

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications

Designed for users who demand the greatest mobile PC experience, the Tecra M2 delivers outstanding performance, full functionality and long battery life in an easily portable, thin and light design. In addition to its new sleek design with slimming angular lines, the Tecra M2 incorporates Intel Centrino Mobile Technology, providing advanced power, battery optimization and wireless connectivity allowing for greater freedom to be productive in new places and in new ways. Delivering the perfect balance of portability, usability and performance, the Tecra M2 weighs less than five pounds and packs extraordinary performance into a small, elegantly-designed package, including high performance graphics and various Slim SelectBay options. These factors are also combined with Intel Centrino Mobile Technology to achieve an overall increase in performance, wireless communication, and an impressive reduction in power consumption. Powered by the NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 64MB graphics controller, the Tecra M2 offers high-performance graphics for displaying detailed designs and high-powered presentations in the office, on the road and everywhere in between. In addition, the Tecra M2 offers customers a 14.1" XGA display providing generous space for home business or hobby applications, making it a well-suited mobile PC for work or play. The Tecra M2 demonstrates Toshiba's ability to answer the need of the mobile user, while confirming its engineering excellence in the industry.


Audio system: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

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8 / 42 / 4400
Battery capacity (Watt hours):42
Battery life (max):3.7 / 4
Battery performance:10.8 / 3765 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.4
Number of battery cells:3
Run Time (Up To):3.7hour(s)/4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


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


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Grey
Form Factor:Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display Diagonal:12.5 / 14 / 14.1 / 15
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1400 x 1050 / 1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:15
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
LCD brightness levels 1-8:15 / 16 / 7
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00856 x 0.00856 / 0.0110 x 0.0110 / 0.0117 x 0.0117
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in/15in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm/38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4 / 5
AC adapter output voltage:15 / 19
AC adapter power:45 / 60 / 75
Battery life power off:2.4 / 2.5
Battery life power on:4.5 / 5.25


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.032 / 0.064
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1.920 x 1.440 / 1920 x 1440 / 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:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


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

Input Device

Type:AccuPoint II / Keyboard / Touchpad/DualPoint / Keyboard/Keyboard / Mouse/Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Keyboard number of keys:86
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Internal memory:0.5 / 8
Internal memory expansion module sizes:128 / 256
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM




Max Transfer Rate:53Kbps/56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/802.11b/802.11b / Bluetooth/802.11b/g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 95
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24 / 8
CD write speed:16 / 24
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
CD/DVD drive multiword DMA burst data transfer rate:16.6
CD/DVD drive ultra DMA burst data transfer rate:33.3
DVD read speed:8
DVD-R speed:4
DVD-RW speed:4
DVD+R speed:2.4
DVD+RW speed:2.4
Optical drive removable: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / No

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:DTS Sound
Battery recharge time (off):2.4 / 2.5
Battery recharge time (on):4.5
Bytes per sector:512
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.4 x 10.2 x 1.24 / 13.3 x 10.8 x 1.06
Drive device, buffer size:2 / 2048 / 8 / 8.192 / 8192
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 4
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.024 x 768 / 1.400 x 1.050
L2 cache:1 / 2
Memory bus:64
Modem Speed:56
Operating elevation:-2362.2
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4 / 5
AC adapter output voltage:15 / 19
AC adapter power:45 / 60 / 75
Battery life power off:2.4 / 2.5
Battery life power on:4.5 / 5.25


Bus type:Opi
Chipset:Intel 855PM
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.5GHz/1.6GHz/1.7GHz/1.8GHz
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel 855PM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:400
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-6500U
Processor Number:330/715/725/745
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88194
Processor code:SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /3 years warranty


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Pro / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 40 / 60 / 80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino


External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100 / 60
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.280 x 1.024 / 1.600 x 1.200 / 1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Graphics accelerator:128 / 256
Graphics adapter bus clock speed:166 / 200
Graphics adapter memory bus:128 / 256
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2/NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:14.1 / 9.24
Depth:10.2 / 10.8 / 8.23
Drive device weight:7.41 / 7.76
Height:0.606 / 1.24
Weight:2.91 / 4.98 / 5.95 / 7.05 / 7.41
Width:11.8 / 12.4 / 13.3