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Toshiba Tecra M3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The keyboard and design also get good feedback, but many are critical about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

portability, design, keyboard, usability, screen

battery, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra M3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Toshiba Tecra M3-S331

 

The Tecra M3 has lots of features but lacks the sturdiness you'd want from a laptop.

Keyboard is easy to use

Difficult to upgrade

A less-than-solid-feeling case and hard-to-reach RAM slots mar this Toshiba Tecra M3-S331, an otherwise nicely equipped, lightweight laptop.

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Toshiba Tecra M3-S331 Notebook (1.73GHz Pentium M, 512MB, 60GB, DVD/CD-RW, Windows XP Pro, 14.1

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Keyboard is easy to use

Difficult to upgrade

Dual pointing devices and an optical drive that swaps for a second battery are the highlights.

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Toshiba Tecra M3 Review (pics, spces)

 

I have had my Toshiba Tecra M3 for a week now, I had originally chosen the Acer TravelMate 8104 notebook but had a rather disastrous experience within one-day of purchasing that notebook. Things happen for a reason though, and having the Tecra M3 has...

Excellent chassis Light weight and compact size Great CPU performance Great keyboard Great screen Good battery life at 3.5 hours Wireless on/off switch and volume control wheel ExpressCard, FireWire and SD slots

In full power mode the fan is very loud, and it's on most of the time Bottom of the case gets hot Touchpad too sensitive to finger pressure Video performance less than what you would expect from the 6600 chip Weak speakers, bass virtually non-existent...

To summarize, the Tecra M3 is a very nice notebook designed for getting your work done very effectively. It doesn't have the WOW' factor some fancy consumer notebooks do, but it comes with very high-performance CPU and graphics. Its biggest drawback is...

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Toshiba Tecra M3 review

 

The thin-and-light Tecra M3 has a nice design and adequate performance for basic office tasks, but power users will be disappointed with its performance and battery life

Exceptionally light for its class ; Hot-swappable modular bay ; External wireless on/off switch ; Cool Wi-Fi software utility

Middling performance and battery life ; Just two USB 2.0 ports

Given the Tecra M3's business bent, it's no surprise that our test unit came loaded with Windows XP Professional. Toshiba threw in a token copy of the Microsoft Works 8.0 mini office suite, plus InterVideo WinDVD Creator, Sonic RecordNow and Sonic DLA...

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Toshiba Tecra M3

 

The thin-and-light Tecra M3 has a nice design and adequate performance for basic office tasks, but power users will be disappointed by the laptop's mediocre speed and battery life.

Exceptionally light for its class ; Hot-swappable modular bay ; External wireless on/off switch ; Cool Wi-Fi software utility

Middling performance and battery life ; Just two USB 2.0 ports

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Toshiba Tecra M3

 

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"good"

 

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Product Specifications

The Tecra M3 packs the latest mobile technology into a thin, lightweight chassis so you get the benefit of the latest advances in performance and security in one highly mobile notebook. At less than five pounds, the Tecra M3 is specifically designed to optimize notebook performance with a travel-friendly size and weight. Featuring an Intel Pentium M Processor, Integrated 802.11b/g wireless, the latest DDR2 memory architecture, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200 or 6600 PCI Express graphics and docking capability, the Tecra M3 also features a Slim SelectBay, which allows you to increase battery life by swapping out the optical drive for an additional battery. And, as the flagship of the Tecra line, the Tecra M3 is designed for consistency, reliability and longevity.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3.22hour(s)/3.25hour(s)/3.2hour(s)/3.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.4in
Weight:5.1lbs/6.2lbs
Width:12.4in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in/14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Italy/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:M3/M3-105/M3-138/M3-S212TD/M3-S311/M3-S331/M3-S636
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Tecra

Input Device

Type:AccuPoint / Keyboard / Touchpad/AccuPoint II / Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Premium silver
Refurbished:Refurbished

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 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/2.13GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:730/740/750/760/770
Type:Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years 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:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200 TE/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 TE
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