Toshiba Tecra A9
Toshiba Tecra A9

Toshiba Tecra A9


Toshiba Tecra A9Notebook: Toshiba Tecra A9
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 72.73% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 67%, features: 79%, display: 71% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra A9

60% Toshiba Tecra A9
Source: Tom's Guide English
Toshiba’s Tecra A9 is a solid—if lackluster—office device with only a few weaknesses, but no special strengths. It does the job it’s meant to do and offers adequate performance in all scenarios. It offers nothing to make it a must-buy. The only extras are the additional track point, the serial connection, the nice Assist application, and Toshiba’s double warranty, as long as it remains available.. We saw mixed results with the Tecra A9’s battery life: In the worst case the battery didn’t even last one hour, but it did run three hours in the reader test. When playing DVDs it lasted almost two hours.
Mäßig, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Mobilität mangelhaft, Display gut, Verarbeitung gut, Ausstattung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
60% Toshiba Tecra A9-S9021V
Source: Laptop Mag English
At the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with Toshiba’s Tecra A9-S9021V. It’s a solid option for IT departments that are committed to Toshiba’s corporate platform and need a large-screen offering for users who seldom travel. At $1,699, however, it’s significantly more expensive than competing systems like the Lenovo ThinkPad R500, which offers better speed and battery life. The Tecra A9 has all the features and performance to get the job done, but it’s not the best choice.
3 von 5, Display gut, Leistung mäßig, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 40%
50% Toshiba Tecra A9-S9013
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba Tecra A9-S9013 is one of those business laptops that you can easily walk past without a glance. The dark-gray exterior blends right in with the stainless-steel appliances at your local Best Buy. Style is usually not a particular concern in a business setting, and luckily, the A9-S9013 brings some substance with it. The Toshiba Tecra A9-S9013 is a not-so-memorable business laptop with an impressive green rating.
2.5 von 5, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% workmanship: 50%
Toshiba Tecra A9 Review
Source: English
The Tecra A9 is the latest high-end business notebook that Toshiba offers to compete against 15.4" notebooks such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T61, HP 8510p, and the Dell Latitude D830. Many notebooks in this business category are designed to hold up to the daily rigors of a business environment, and the Tecra A9 is no different. It's claimed to have a durable chassis, protection for the hard drive, as well as a spill resistant keyboard. Let's see how this notebook stands up in our testing. The design of the Tecra A9 is not unlike many other business notebooks; very basic and professional looking. The display cover and keyboard are a simple matte silver color, with no sleek sloping curves, just mildly rounded edges all around. The rest of the notebook is black plastic, leading to a design that would blend in with most Thinkpads or Latitudes around the office. The build quality of the laptop does not feel up to par with most other business grade laptops in the same price range.
Emissionen sehr gut, Leistung schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2007
Rating: performance: 40% emissions: 90%
60% Toshiba Tecra A9-S9013
Source: Laptop Mag English
This business-friendly notebook is rugged enough to take abuse but needs more RAM for Vista.
"Business" is the first word the Toshiba Tecra A9-S9013 brings to mind. Sporting a simple design, the Tecra is a durable, reasonably priced solution for the clumsy notebook owner. But despite packing Intel's latest Santa Rosa chipset, it doesn't have the best performance punch. The 6.6-pound Tecra A9 is housed in a simple silver-and-black case that's smooth to the touch. Though it won't break your shoulder in a laptop bag, its 13.2 x 10.6 x 1.2-inch chassis doesn't leave room on the tray table for a cup of coffee. The spill-proof keyboard is roomy and comfortable, as is the touchpad controller and the track point. We had some problems hitting our intended keys, mostly because of the inlay on the keyboard's left edge, which is home to the Power button, Toshiba's Assist shortcut button, and Windows Mobility Center launch button.
3 von 5, Ausstattung gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% features: 80% display: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Toshiba Tecra A9
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2008
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Toshiba Tecra A9 - Neue Centrino-Notebooks im Test
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: price: 85% performance: 80% features: 76% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 93%
80% Toshiba Tecra A9
Source: PC Magazin - 10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
70% Toshi`s Büro – Mäuschen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 30% performance: 30% features: 70% display: 20% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
15.4-Zoll Notebooks mit Santa Rosa
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/05/2007
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
78% Santa Rosa at work
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 78% features: 85% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 75%
91% Centrino Pro: Plattform für die Zukunft
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 91% mobility: 40%
80% Generation 4: Santa Rosa
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 80%
84% Test Toshiba Tecra A9 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 77% display: 82% mobility: 74% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 78%
87% Der preiswerte Display-König
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 84% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 71% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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 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.


The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

» 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.

2.9 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

72.73%: 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: 2013-01-14)