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Toshiba Tecra S5

Toshiba Tecra S5
alaScore 89

232 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Toshiba Tecra S5. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, portability, usability, screen

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Tecra S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Toshiba Tecra S5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the sound. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-AST2N01

 

I really wanted to like the Toshiba Satellite Click. I did. But reality set in.

The Toshiba Satellite Click runs Windows 8, costs $599, and has a keyboard.

Just about everything else: battery life’s short, performance is slow, and the laptop is bulky and heavy. And that keyboard doesn’t feel very good at all.

By attempting to shoehorn an affordable 13-inch laptop-tablet into a crowded market, the Toshiba Satellite Click ends up as a compromised, underperforming mess.

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Toshiba Satellite Click review

 

It's no secret that PC sales are mired in a lengthy slump, while smartphone and tablet sales continue to climb. With that in mind, it's easy to see why PC makers are focusing on making convertible devices like Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex and detachable...

Premium-looking design ; Runs cool and dead silent ; Loud speakers in keyboard base ; Nice screen for a budget system ; 500GB hard drive

Second battery didn’t work in two different review units ; Awful performance compared to Intel Core-based systems ; Thick and heavy, as both a tablet and a laptop

While the $599 Click is an attractive detachable notebook, its performance is awful when compared with similarly priced systems. Also, the second battery failed to work in either of our review units.

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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...

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Toshiba Satellite U845t

 

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.

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Toshiba Satellite U845t Review

 

At CES 2013 Toshiba had … not a lot to show. Like many other laptop manufacturers, the company had un-wrapped its newest models alongside the debut of Windows 8. Toshiba did, however, promise to add touch to the Satellite U845, an Ultrabook that we...

Elegant exterior ; Competitive battery life ; Excellent processor and storage performance ; Great value

Terrible keyboard ; Poor display quality

With just a few changes, Toshiba has turned an adequate also-ran into a clear winner.

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WSXGA+ / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows Vista Business
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Quadro NVS 130 M / RAD HD7670M / RADEON HD7310

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:965PM / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / E1-SERIES / Pentium
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:B960 / E1-1200 / I5-3230M / I7-3630QM / T7500 / T7700
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