Toshiba Tecra A11 Series

Toshiba Tecra A11-EHProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i5 560M, Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA NVS 2100M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 759, 800, 900, 1100, 1200 euro
Average Score: 76.4% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 79%, features: 79%, display: 75%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 75%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-S3530
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 2100M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-125

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-125Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-125
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 759 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra A11-125 (Model)

Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

85% Review Toshiba Tecra A11-125 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Reliable Business. The Tecra notebook, designed and produced by Toshiba, the Japanese giant, is a reliable office companion. The current A11 series attempts to attract customers with its price range and business quality features like a sturdy case and a variety of ports for extensive connectivity.
87% Notebook Review: Toshiba Tecra A11
Source: Hardware Central English
What it comes down to is whether you actually need everything that Toshiba has thrown into this machine or if you would be better served by something a little thinner, sleeker, and less utility-laden. But if you need a notebook computer that includes everything from Serial ATA to serial RS-232 and like having a host of handy utilities just a click away, the Tecra A11-S3540 might be just the system for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80%
70% Toshiba Tecra A11
Source: Laptop Mag English
In the Tecra A11, Toshiba has created a very capable and affordable system for small business users. For $879, you get a fairly powerful processor, useful productivity features (such as the ability to create a hotspot on the fly), and budget-minded security utilities like Secure Digital Token. And if all that fails, Toshiba’s three-year warranty is very reassuring.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Toshiba Tecra A11 review
Source: T3 English
Lots of elements make up a good laptop: powerful performance, long battery life and the screen. The Toshiba Tecra A11 stands out thanks to its fantastic screen; there’s no irritating reflections to deal with, and the widescreen aspect ratio makes multitasking lots of applications a pleasure.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Test Toshiba Tecra A11-125 Notebook
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% display: 79% mobility: 79% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 90%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-10E

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-10ENotebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-10E
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Toshiba's Tecra A11 notebook offers solid business value under $1400
Source: PC Authority English
The array of ports includes DisplayPort, eSATA and even serial, and the Tecra has a spare DIMM socket to expand on the supplied memory in the future. And the above criticisms must all be measured against the $1375 price, which is one of the lowest here. You may want the Core i7 model for a true desktop replacement, but if your needs are more modest the Tecra A11 packs plenty of business appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: price: 100% performance: 80% features: 60% mobility: 100%
Business-Trio
Source: c't - 13/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%
95% Toshiba Tecra A11-10E
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 2100M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

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

 

70% Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540
Source: Laptop Mag English
In the Tecra A11, Toshiba has created a very capable and affordable system for business users. For $1,349, you get a powerful processor, Nvidia graphics, and a high-resolution screen—but atrocious battery life. However, this laptop is loaded with useful productivity features (such as the ability to create a hotspot on the fly), security utilities like Secure Digital Token, and a three-year warranty. Before taking the plunge, though, make sure you need discrete graphics; otherwise, you could probably get by on a system like the 14-inch HP EliteBook 8440p, which costs about $400 less, has a more durable and stylish design, and lasts about twice as long on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-11L

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-11LNotebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-11L
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba Tecra A11 review
Source: CNet English

Toshiba's Tecra range is firmly targeted at business users, and the A11 is perhaps the most mainstream model in the range thanks to its 15.6-inch screen and Intel Core i5 processor.

Overall, the Toshiba Tecra A11 is a competent business laptop that offers good performance, a decent screen and an impressive range of ports. In saying that, the computer's chunky design and limited amount of RAM are a tad disappointing.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Toshiba Tecra A11-11L im Test
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% ergonomy: 80%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-12W

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-12WNotebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-12W
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Tecra A11-12W im Test
Source: Channelpartner.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-19E

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-19ENotebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-19E
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra A11-19E (Model)

Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

76% Toshiba Tecra A11-19E im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 74% features: 83% display: 71% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
95% Grenzenlos mobil
Source: Facts - 2/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 85%
60% Mobiler Business-Begleiter
Source: PC Praxis - 4/11 German
price good
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
72% Toshiba Tecra A11-19E
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 72%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-11H

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-11HNotebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-11H
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 Tecra A11-11H (Model)

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

 

70% Toshiba Tecra A11 review
Source: Techradar English
Despite the cheap look and feel of the chassis, the A11-11H comes recommended. Performance can't be knocked, usability is excellent and there's a strong range of features, although more storage space would have been appreciated.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Toshiba Tecra A11-EH

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra A11-EHNotebook: Toshiba Tecra A11-EH
Processor: Intel Core i5 560M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Toshiba - Tecra A11 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Toshiba Tecra A11 won't come out top of the class in a charm school, but it does a decent job and the internal specifications are perfectly acceptable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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 i5:

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.

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

560M:

The Core i5-560M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks also between 2.67-3.2 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. 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.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.


15.6: 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. However 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.


2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.6 kg:


76.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)