Toshiba Tecra M9


Toshiba Tecra M9Notebook: Toshiba Tecra M9 (Tecra M9 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.32kg
Price: 1299 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 68%, features: 81%, display: 48% mobility: 55%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 62%

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra M9

79% Review Toshiba Tecra M9 office notebook | Notebookcheck
It's a hunk. The Toshiba Tecra M9 is a business notebook, which is made for mobile business work. Anyhow, it is a heavyset 14.1” notebook, which has an overall weight of 2.3 kg. That is very much compared to other notebooks of that type. However, its display is not reflecting, it offers many security features, and the keyboard is acceptable to use. Therefore, the Tecra M9 is a classical office notebook.
70% Toshiba Tecra M9-S5514
Source: PC World English
Laptop meets EPEAT Gold environmental standards but has average speed and short battery life.The Tecra M9-S5514 should be well-equipped to handle the rigors and demands of travel-heavy business use. I can't say anything more exciting than that, but then again, you may not need anything more exciting than that.
(von 100): 70, Leistung 75, Ausstattung 81, Preis/Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 75% features: 81%
Toshiba Tecra M9 Review
Source: English
The Toshiba Tecra M9 is a business-grade notebook competing against the Dell D630 and Lenovo T61. It is an update to the older Tecra M5, using the latest 800MHz Santa Rosa Intel platform. Compared to the Lenovo T61, HP 6910p, and Dell Vostro 1400, its starting price of $1,349 is slightly higher from the rest. Let's see how this notebook stands up to the rest in the pack. The design of the Tecra M9 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 schlecht, Verarbeitung mangelhaft, Display schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2007
Rating: display: 40% workmanship: 50% emissions: 40%
68% Toshiba Tecra M9
Source: CNet English
Toshiba's business-oriented Tecra line is far from flashy, but the company's self-described flagship model, the 14-inch Tecra M9, makes up for its thick, unwieldy design by offering semi-rugged features including a shock-absorbing chassis and a spill-resistant keyboard. Our $1,794 review unit conforms to the Centrino Pro platform, which uses Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) to provide for remote updates and troubleshooting, even when the system is powered down--but less expensive models are available without Centrino Pro. This may be one of the ugliest laptops we've seen in a while, but if you're a business user who needs both AMT and semi-rugged construction, this is the only laptop we can think of that fits the bill.
(von 10): 6.8, Leistung 6, Ausstattung 9, Mobilität 5, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 60% features: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Mobil und vielseitig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40%
85% Notebook
Source: Com! - 9/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Businessnotebook mit Netzwerkturbo
Source: PC Professionell - 5/08 German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
60% Toshiba Tecra M9 (PTM91E-03003WGR)
Source: - 3/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50%
Test Toshiba Tecra M9 Office-Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2008
Rating: features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 40% emissions: 90%
90% Toshiba Tecra M9 (PTM91E-02H00EGR)
Source: Handys - 6/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 90%
Das Richtige fürs Geschäft?
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80%
Kräftige Fliegengewichte
Source: c't - 20/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2007
Rating: mobility: 60%
80% Toshiba Tecra M9 - Datensafe für Unterwegs
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 10% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%
Test Toshiba Tecra M9 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
88% Toshiba Tecra M9
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 85% emissions: 50%


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.

T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

2.32 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.

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

77%: 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 (Update: 2012-05-26)