Toshiba Tecra A8
Toshiba Tecra A8

Toshiba Tecra A8


Toshiba Tecra A8Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A8
Processor: Intel Celeron M 420
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 80%, features: 61%, display: 62% mobility: 36%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra A8

58% Toshiba Tecra A8-EZ8512
Source: CNet English
The good: Low price; sturdy construction; attractive matte-finish display; fingerprint reader; long warranty. The bad: Keyboard could be bigger; weak speakers; smallish touch pad; merely average performance and battery life. The bottom line: Though larger businesses might be willing to pay for a richer feature set, the Toshiba Tecra A8 is an affordable, basic laptop for individuals and small-business users.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

(von 10): 5.8, Leistung 6, Ausstattung 6, Akkulaufzeit 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 58% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 80%
Toshiba's Tecra Notebooks Just Keep Rollin' Along
Source: Mobility Guru English
With very similar components, the Toshiba Tecra A8 and M7 perform quite similarly. The M7's slightly higher battery capacity accounts for slight battery life differences between the two in MobileMark05 tests. Based on our test results, the Tecra M7 Tablet PC has a better display by far than the A8. The Tablet PC is fairly easy to use in either tablet or laptop configuration, and switching between the two is very simple. The A8 and M7 live up to the Tecra name from a construction point of view, both featuring good quality and sturdiness. The Tecra M7 is more expensive than the A8, but when you consider the additional functionality and display quality of the M7, it may well be worth spending extra dollars on Toshiba's M7 Tablet PC.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2007
Toshiba Tecra A8 Review
Source: English
When looking at computers, and notebooks particularly, my mind immediately, habitually begins processing two distinct bits of information: price and configuration. Upon receiving the A8 and looking at the online prices, those two pieces of information resulted in the almost reflex conclusion that the Tecra A8 is a stellar deal: a full-featured notebook, with XP Pro installed, a fingerprint reader, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware-based encryption, and a pointing stick, all for somewhere between $900 and $1250 or so, depending on the exact configuration. (Personally, I wouldn’t be interested in the Celeron M model, though it may make sense for some people.) If you can live without a DVD burner, one of the lower-priced machines makes a lot of sense, but even if you do opt for the deluxe optical drive, the price is excellent, given all of the above.
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Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung exzellent, Display sehr gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2006
Rating: price: 95% performance: 100% display: 95% workmanship: 85%
75% Affordable, business-minded laptop has a poorly designed keyboard.
Source: PC World English
A frustrating keyboard mars the Toshiba Tecra A8-S8314, a budget business laptop with an otherwise good design. Dubbed "the hallmark of quality" on Toshiba's Web site, this 6.3-pound unit is indeed a good performer and competitively priced. Our $1350 (as of 11/6/06) review unit included a 1.83-GHz Core Duo T2400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 15.4-inch wide-aspect screen, a 100GB hard drive, a double-layer DVD burner, an SD Card reader, a FireWire port, three USB ports, integrated video memory, a fingerprint reader, and Microsoft Works 8.5.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(von 100): 75, Leistung 72, Ausstattung 75, Preis/Leistung durchschnittlich
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 72% features: 75%
60% Toshiba is all business with its latest durable, secure, dual-core workhorse.
Source: Laptop Mag English
Sometimes looks are not deceiving: With rounded corners and a titanium, silver-and-black body, the Toshiba Tecra A8-S8314’s solid, business like design is true to the no-frills workhorse inside. Toshiba safeguards against bumps and falls by including protection for the motherboard, a protective display cover, a 3D accelerometer, and a reinforced, spill-resistant keyboard. At 6.2 pounds and about an inch thick, the A8-S8314 is well suited for performing office tasks or watching a DVD. The 15.4-inch widescreen LCD has good viewing angles between about 65 and 110 degrees. Within that range, the screen is crisp and sharp during multitasking and multimedia play.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

3 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 85%
Just right for SOHO needs
Source: Star Techcentral English
Whether you should get this notebook or not depends entirely on what you want to use it for. If you want mobility, then this isn’t the PC for you. If you want a games machine or a temporary replacement for your hi-fi speakers, then this isn’t it either. If all you need is a reliable machine for work and multimedia (and don’t mind too much bass in your music or don’t mind using headphones), then this machine is the one to check out. It’s got just the right features and functions, besides security, reliability, an excellent heat dispersion system and a nice wide screen. All of this for less than RM7,000 is quite a good deal, in my opinion.
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Akkulaufzeit negativ
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2006

Foreign Reviews

80% XP-Rechengladiator
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
60% Test-Update mit Dual Core 2 CPU
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30%
Neuer Antrieb
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
68% Notebooks ohne 3D-Chip: Alles außer spielen - Toshiba Tecra A8-150
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 75% features: 77% display: 62% mobility: 48% ergonomy: 84%
70% Toshiba Tecra A8
Source: WCM German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%
Bezahlbares Profi-Notebook
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/15/2006
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80%
77% Tecra A8
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% features: 74% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 78%
Toshiba Tecra A8: Klauen lohnt nicht
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/18/2006
Rating: features: 60% display: 60%


ATI Radeon Xpress 200M: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M is the shared memory integrated graphic card from ATI based on a X300 core. In general it is a bit faster than the Intel GMA 950 graphic core.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.

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

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.

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

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

68.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)