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Toshiba Tecra S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews of Toshiba Tecra S5. 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 are impressed by the usability and screen. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard.

performance, price, portability, screen, usability

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Tecra S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Tecra S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra S5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the sound.

price, performance, usability, portability, screen

sound

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite U840T-101 Ultrabook

 

A bit late. Toshiba's ultrabook with touchscreen had been promised for the second quarter of 2013, but a test product only just reached us. An i5-3337U of the Ivy Bridge generation should ensure enough processing power and is supported by 8 GB of RAM....

High-performance ULV package, full performance even on battery, Tidy workmanship, Backlit keyboard, 8 GB RAM, Touchscreen ..., The performance stats of the ultrabook check out. Both CPU and GPU deliver good performance, even when the device is...

with mediocre swipe features, Display is too dark, Viewing angles are too unstable and cause color inversion too quickly, No Gigabit LAN, Heavy input devices, More light! The display could have been brighter, but the narrow viewing angles and the...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Notebookcheck's Best of June 2013 - Notebooks

 

Haswell. The name of Intel's new CPU generation has been branded in our minds. After meticulous preparations, we reviewed 13 test samples with the new chip in June. Initially, we focused on the Core i7. However, Apple's new Air comes with a Core i5. In...

In contrast to the Clevo contenders, the GT70 is fairly quiet

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite S955D-S5150 Notebook

 

Slimmer, lighter, better? Toshiba has placed their notebooks on a

Thin and lightweight; Good Touchpad; Includes an optical drive; Low noise and heat

Flimsy construction; Weak CPU performance; Restrictive battery life; Frustrating keyboard; Glossy, unremarkable TN display

Where to go, then, if you’re searching for an ultraportable, affordable 15-inch notebook? Options remain unfortunately thin, with HP’s Sleekbook 15z and Lenovo’s IdeaPad S405 receiving mixed reviews as well. It might be worth saving up a bit more and...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Satellite P845T-S4310 Notebook

 

Affordable Touchscreen. Throwing in a touch-enabled display on an otherwise standard notebook is becoming common due in part to the touch-focused nature of Windows 8. Is this inexpensive 14-inch touchscreen Satellite a blast to use? ...

Attractive aluminium case ; Good CPU performance ; Sensitive touchscreen ; Large touchpad ; Decent speakers ; HDD and RAM easily accessible

Lid sensitive to pressure ; Keyboard with soft touch and short travel ; Rather slow system performance ; Graphics performance reduced while running on battery ; Some ports not ideally placed for right-handers ; Glossy screen should be brighter for...

At $700, the P845T is one of the least expensive touch-enabled Windows 8 notebooks currently available

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845t-S4165

 

Zippy processing power along with a slender chassis and solid all-around performance come together in making the Toshiba Satellite U845t-S4165 worthy of serious consideration, though its limited storage capacity and so-so keyboard dampen its overall...

Agile Intel Core i5-3337U processor. Trim, attractive chassis. Responsive touch screen. Great battery life. Features Intel's Wi-Di technology

Cramped 128GB SSD. Only one USB 3.0 port. Keyboard flexes and yields shallow keystrokes

Although the Toshiba Satellite U845t-S4165 ($749.99 list) appears to be the latest entrant in an increasingly crowded field—Windows 8-equipped ultrabooks with touch screens, that is—its agile new Intel Core i5-3337U processor sets it apart from most of...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845T review: Great battery life and a slim body for only $799

 

There's a reasonable chance you'll end up hearing about the Toshiba Satellite U845T on a semiregular basis from us. That's because, at $799 for a 14-inch laptop that's ultrabook-thin, with a touch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, and 128GB solid-state...

The Toshiba Satellite U845T is thin, with a decent brushed-aluminum body, a 128GB SSD, and better performance and battery life than the competition.

The keyboard has squeezed-down keys, a small spacebar, and some flex under heavy typing. The low screen resolution feels dated in a midsize laptop.

While it's not going to dazzle anyone, the Toshiba Satellite U845T is a great example of exactly how much laptop $799 should buy in 2013.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845T-S4165 Review

 

With the Satellite U845T-S4165, Toshiba has successfully combined fast Core i5 performance, an SSD and a touch screen for a reasonable price. Best of all, this Ultrabook lasts 7.5 hours on a charge, outlasting most other touch Ultrabooks. Although the...

Lightweight design, Responsive touch screen, Long battery life, Fast overall performance

Keyboard feels shallow and flexes

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 review: No touch, but a very long screen

 

The wide-screen Toshiba Satellite U845W-S430 has an extra-long, higher-resolution screen, Harman Kardon speakers that pack a punch, and an attractive, compact design with plenty of ports.

The keyboard and touch pad are uncomfortable, the wide screen isn't a perfect marriage with Windows 8, and the screen doesn’t always play nicely with all streaming video content.

Toshiba's experimental extra-wide-screen ultrabook gets a Windows 8 software upgrade, but it turns the Toshiba Satellite U845W into a computer imperfectly matched for what Windows 8 has to offer.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Toshiba Satellite S955 Review

 

This laptop is a good value if it can be found for $600 but should be crossed off your list as long as it's priced higher than that.

The Toshiba S955, like most inexpensive Windows laptops, has its fair share of weaknesses. The display is adequate at best, the keyboard is lacking, and the build quality is mixed. All of these downsides are common of laptops in the segment, but some...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Satellite U925t Review

 

Like the Sony VAIO Duo 11 , the Toshiba Satellite U925t tries to marry a tablet and a notebook into one device, but it's not the most elegant solution. While we like that we can adjust the angle of the display, the sliding motion itself feels awkward....

Quick boot time, Adjustable screen angle, Fast, solid-state drive

Switching to tablet mode is awkward, Standard-definition display that's exposed when traveling, Short battery life, Runs very warm on bottom

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Number of battery cells (tablet):2

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1
Rear camera:No / Yes

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / No
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 2 / 3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.032 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 1.023 / 1.024 / 1.34 / 1.696 / 1.759 / 2.047 / 3 / 4 / 4.019 / 5.327
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes

Networking

4G: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6 / 8
Labelflash:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Merom / Penryn / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:27517 / 29759 / 29761 / 29762 / 31728 / 31729 / 37253 / 40739 / 43537 / 53438 / 55627 / 59836 / 65707 / 65708 / 67193 / 71459 / 71465 / 72055 / 72056 / 72057 / 75107 / 75117 / 75459 / 88194 / I5-3317U / T7250 / T7800
Processor package size:31 / 35 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / 40 / 42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500 / 8

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (tablet mode):8.43
Height (tablet mode):0.551
Power adapter depth:1.1
Power adapter height:1.7
Power adapter weight:6.35
Power adapter width:3.7
Weight (tablet mode):2.87
Width (tablet mode):13