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Toshiba Tecra S3-142

Toshiba Tecra S3-142
alaScore 77

20 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Toshiba Tecra S3-142. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency. The battery is also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the screen.

battery, energy


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra S3-142 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Toshiba Tecra S3


Graphics muscle meets enterprise-grade security.

Impressive graphics for a business notebook Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11b/g • TPM security and fingerprint sensor

256MB of RAM limits performance XGA display • Small 40GB hard drive • One-year standard warranty

Feb, 2006

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Toshiba Tecra S3 - A rugged computer


The Toshiba Tecra S3 has been designed to improve the security, connectivity and durability of previous Toshiba laptops. It is not that much better looking, but does manage to make it in those areas. Let's have a look at what earns it the "rugged...

Overall this rugged computer does well, and leaves very little wanting. With a weight of just over 6 pounds, it is not light, but it makes up for that with its durability.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Damien Donnelly (

Toshiba Tecra S3


Toshiba has put a lot of thought into the development of the Tecra S3, which is claimed to be the world's first notebook compliant with ROHS (Restrict...

Strong gaming performance

No camera or microphone

Focused improvements and better useability make the Tecra S3 a good pickup

Dec, 2005

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Toshiba Tecra S3


Business notebook The Tecra S3 is the flagship of Toshiba's business range of notebooks and, as you may expect, it comes heavily featured with a strong emphasis on security and data integrity

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Tim Danton (

Toshiba Tecra S3


A rock-solid and fully kitted-out laptop for the demanding worker.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Peter Kane (

Toshiba's 3.37 megapixel celebration


Digital camera Toshiba celebrates its 125th anniversary with the launch of the PDR-M70 digital camera. It does the lot, from optical and digital zoomed images to MPEG recordings and voice recordings, and comes standard with 16MB of Smart Media memory

Basic image options are easy to select with a rotating dial on the top of the camera. Additional menu buttons are neatly grouped in tidy arrays that make it easy to hold the camera and manipulate settings. There are three image capture modes: standard...

Aug, 2000

Product Specifications

The Tecra S3 technology features the best combination of integrated security measures including Trusted Platform Module (TPM) embedded security chip and an integrated biometric fingerprint reader allows companies to implement complex password schemes. To help protect critical system components, including the HDD and screen, the durable Tecra S3 includes an industry-leading suite of hardware enhancements such as an HDD Shock Absorber, HDD Dome Shock Absorber, 3D accelerometer, chassis shock protector3, magnesium alloy chassis and spill-resistant keyboard.


Audio system:24-bit stereo
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Audio system maximum sampling rate:48
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:10.8
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:10.8
Run Time (Up To):3.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1400 x 1050
LCD brightness levels 1-8:10
Pixel Pitch:0.00856 x 0.00856 / 0.0117 x 0.0117

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:100 / 15
AC adapter power:75


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
Maximum Resolution:1600 x 1200 / 2.048 x 1.536 / 2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

Hard disk desktop or notebook?:Notebook
Hard disk height:0.374
Hard disk number of plates:1 / 2


Country Kits:Canada/France
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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory expansion module sizes:256
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.17 / ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, FIR / Gigabit LAN, Wireless LAN, FIR
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-2362.2 - 393.7
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating altitude:-2362.2 - 118.1
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
DVD read speed:8
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit stereo
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 11 x 1.17
Drive device, buffer size:8192
Expansion Slots:1x SD card\n1x Express Card\n1x Advanced Port Replicator III
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk number of heads:2 / 3 / 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:Data/Fax V.90 / V.92 Data/Fax
System management BIOS:2.3
Toshiba EasyGuard:Y
TV in port: No
Wireless communication data transfer rate:2
Wireless communication version:2

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

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:1x Express Card
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:100 / 15
AC adapter power:75


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:ConfigFree\nMicrosoft Office OneNote 2003 \nSonic Record Now! \nInterVideo WinDVD \nNorton Internet Security 2005 (90 days)\nToshiba RAID / Toshiba utilities & drivers \nToshiba Management Console \nConfigFree \nMicrosoft Office OneNote 2003 \nSonic Record Now! \nInterVideo WinDVD \nSymantec NIS 2005 (90 days) \nToshiba RAID software
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


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

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

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
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader


External video modes max. refresh rate:100
External video modes maximum refresh rate (non interlaced):100
External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1.600 x 1.200 / 1600 x 1200 / 2048 x 1536
External video modes refresh rate (max):100
Internal video modes maximum number of colors:16.7
Video adapter, bus:PCI Express x16

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:12.5
CD/DVD weight:5.11