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Toshiba Tecra M3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Toshiba Tecra M3. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and usability are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the energy efficiency and battery.

portability, design, usability, keyboard

battery, energy

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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

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.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

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.

May, 2005

Expert review by: prime_number_n (

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...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Stephanie Bruzzese (

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

May, 2005

Consumer review by: xytrax (

"Excelent very fast"



the laptop is very fast, nice design and good performance3


Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: hitendra (

Toshiba Tecra M3


the laptop is very fast, nice design and good performance3


Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: adrian (



don't get it get a Fujitsu LifeBook S6240

Jan, 2006

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight


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


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128


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

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Color:Premium silver


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


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
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video


Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/2.13GHz/2GHz
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:730/740/750/760/770
Type:Pentium M


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years 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


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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


Graphics adapter memory bus:64

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