Notebookcheck

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530 (Tecra A11 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 2100M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 80.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530

80% Review: Toshiba Tecra A11 laptop
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Toshiba Tecra A11 is intended as a desktop substitute for business users, and is designed with an emphasis on performance and features rather than portability. The Tecra A11 offers business users a decent level of performance in a laptop with almost nothing left out, and an excellent keyboard and display. However, the short battery life means that it is best regarded as a desktop replacement to be carried between sites rather than used while travelling.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Toshiba Tecra A11 laptop
Source: Channel Web English
The Toshiba Tecra A11 is intended as a desktop substitute for business users, and is designed with an emphasis on performance and features rather than portability. The Tecra A11 offers business users a decent level of performance in a laptop with almost nothing left out, and an excellent keyboard and display. However, the short battery life means that it is best regarded as a desktop replacement to be carried between sites rather than used while travelling.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Toshiba Tecra A11 review
Source: It Pro English
Its size, weight and average battery life mean the Tecra A11 is not ideal for frequent use on the move and the absence of vPro for remote management may limit its interest to larger enterprises. Its low resolution screen is also a potentially limiting factor. Those caveats aside, however, the A11 is a speedy and very useable machine that offers good value – though there are rivals from HP and Sony that will do similar with more panache.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Toshiba Tecra A11 review: First look
Source: It Pro English
Toshiba may hit the headlines with its multi-touch enabled laptop, but as far as business customers are concerned its new Tecra models will be of rather more interest. Overall, we found ourselves pretty impressed with the Toshiba Tecra A11 and we look forward to getting hold of a review sample to see if we still feel the same way or if there are any significant flaws.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA NVS 2100M:

Business graphics card that should be based on the GT218 core (e.g. GeForce 210M) but with drivers that are optimized for stability and compatibility in business applications). Compared to the NVS 3100, the 2100 features a lower clock speed.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews


80.75%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540
NVS 2100M, Core i7 620M

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5242
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A-Series A4-6210, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10P
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-133
Radeon R7 M260, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14P
Radeon R7 M260, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1CE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-16C
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.379 kg
Toshiba CB35-B3340
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-A-14F
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-B-103
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-10W
Radeon R7 M260, Core i3 4005U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10D
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G
Radeon HD 8550M, A-Series A10-5745M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite U50-A-L4M
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50t-BST2N01
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50T-B-10K
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7295
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite M50-A-11C
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Toshiba > Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)