Toshiba Tecra A10 Series

Toshiba Tecra A10-137Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6570, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 750, 1200 euro
Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Toshiba Tecra A10-16E

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A10-16ENotebook: Toshiba Tecra A10-16E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6570
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra A10 (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Toshiba Tecra A10-16E
Source: Techradar English
The Toshiba Tecra A10-16E targets corporate users, offering great build quality and comfortable controls that make it an ideal machine for everyday business use. The Tecra A10-16E remains a good choice for small businesses or corporate users, with the sturdy chassis more than capable of withstanding daily use, but the noisy keyboard – despite offering excellent usability – lets it down.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Tecra A10-137

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A10-137Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A10-137
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra A10 (Series)
 Tecra A10-137 (Model)

Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

94% Tecra A10-137
Source: PC Praxis - 7/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80% workmanship: 60%

 

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T6570: Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6500 but featuring VT-x functions.

T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.


15.4: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

2.8 kg:


82%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)