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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. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative comments 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 (

"Excelent very fast"



the laptop is very fast, nice design and good performance3


Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

Toshiba Tecra M3


the laptop is very fast, nice design and good performance3


Feb, 2006

Consumer review (



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 formats supported:
Audio system:Stereo 16-bit
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:
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8 / 4700
Battery performance:10.8 / 4700
Battery Technology:
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:N

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

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


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1400 x 1050
Display response rise/fall:10
LCD brightness levels 1-8:7 / 8
Pixel Pitch:0.00803 x 0.00803 / 0.0110 x 0.0110

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

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:75


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model: / NVIDIA GeForce 6200 / NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
Discrete graphics memory type:
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128
Maximum Resolution:2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

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


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

Input Device

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


Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.106
Keyboard number of keys:86
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: / Yes
Pointing device: / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint II
Windows keys:


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:0.5 / 1
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Number of free internal memory expansion slots:1


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
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet LAN / 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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393.7 / -2362.2 - 393700.8
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118.1 / -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:4
CD write speed:24
CD/DVD drive buffer size:2
CD/DVD drive ultra DMA burst data transfer rate:33.3
DVD read speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM

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

Other Features

Audio system:Stereo 16-bit
Bytes per sector:512
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP
Dimensions (WxDxH):12 x 10 x 1 / 12.4 x 10.2 x 1.22 / 12.4 x 10.2 x 1.24
Display: / LCD
Drive device, buffer size:2 / 2.048 / 2048 / 8.192 / 8192
Expansion Slots:1 x PCI-Ex
Fixed netwerk speed:56
Fixed network speed:56
Graphics adapter family: / NVIDIA
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 4
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Internal video mode, resolution:1.024 x 768 / 1.400 x 1.050
L2 cache:2
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K V.90 / V.90
Operating elevation:-2362.2
Toshiba EasyGuard:Y
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: No
Wake-on-Ring ready: No
Wireless communication data transfer rate:1.2 / 2
Wireless communication version:1.2 / 2

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x uitbreidingsbus aansluiting
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:15
AC adapter power:75


Chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/2.13GHz/2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.13
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:730/740/750/760/770
Type:Pentium M


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:-Toshiba utilities en drivers \n-on-line gebruikers en modem handleiding \n-Toshiba Management Console \nConfigFree \n-Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 \n-Sonic Record Now! \n-InterVideo WinDVD \n-Norton Internet Security 2005 (90-dagen evaluatie versie) / Microsoft Office OneNote 2003\nAdobe Acrobat reader, Intervideo WinDVD,\nIntervideo WinDVD Creator 2 Platinium\nConfigFree, Sonic RecordNow!,\nNorton Internet Security 2005 (90 days trial)
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 installed:Windows XP Professional


Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:EIDE/ATA / Serial ATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface: / EIDE/ATA / SATA / Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 40 / 60 / 80

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


External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100 / 85
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Graphics accelerator:64
Graphics adapter bus clock speed:128
Graphics adapter memory bus:64
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7

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

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:12.5
CD/DVD weight:7.76
Drive device weight:6.7 / 7.41
Height:1.24 / 10.2
Weight:4 / 4.98 / 6.11