Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401


Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401Notebook: Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401 (Tecra R10 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 50% mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401

70% Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401
Source: PC Mag English
Business professionals will agree that having ample screen real estate is vital to their productivity, but those who frequently take their laptops on the road often settle for smaller screens because portability is critical. To its credit, the Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401 ($1,549 direct) is one of the few lightweights that can pull off a 14-inch widescreen on a 4.2-pound frame and still give you features like a built-in optical drive and speedy parts. Unfortunately, it missed the mark in other areas, such as battery life. The Tecra R10-S4401 is one of the lightest laptops to house a 14-inch widescreen, but Toshiba had to sacrifice battery life to get there.
70, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% mobility: 60%
Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401 - Core 2 Duo SP9300 2.26 GHz - 14.1" TFT
Source: English
The Toshiba Tecra R10 is the best looking, best performing Tecra notebook we've seen in years. The Tecra line of notebooks often lacked the polish of the rest of Toshiba's laptops, but thanks to some design elements from the Toshiba Portege line, the new Tecra notebooks look as good as they perform. Still, the attractive R10 is not without its flaws. Designers seemingly had some trouble figuring out where to put things in this notebook since the ExpressCard slot, fingerprint reader, and quick launch keys all should have been located elsewhere. The touchpad buttons work great, but the shallow press of the buttons makes them somewhat painful to use over the course of a full work day. Still, the main issue that may keep some people from buying the Tecra R10 is the price. While the price of the R10 isn't completely out of line, similar configurations from other companies cost several hundred dollars less. Bottom line, the Toshiba Tecra R10 is a great business notebook for road warriors who want a full featured notebook with sleek looks ... but it would be even better if it was a few hundred dollars less expensive.
Preis 60, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2009
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
81% Toshiba Tecra R10
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Toshiba Tecra R10 has a bit more style than other basic business laptops and plenty of substance. It isn’t a budget entry, but its price is competitive for its class.
8.1 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 80%
Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401
Source: Laptop Mag English

Priced at $1,549, the Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401 is one of the better business notebooks we’ve tested, and although we prefer the design and display of the Samsung X460-44P, the Toshiba costs $150 less. Business users who want to travel light without sacrificing performance or battery life will find the R10-S4401 a compelling option.

Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80%


NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M: Based on the GeForce 9200M GS but optimized for the stable business use (special drivers and bios). Supports PureVideo HD to help the CPU decode HD videos. Compared to the NVS 160M, the 150M is slower clocked and supports only smaller resolutions (1680x1050 or 1600x1200). Memory speed: 400 MHz GDDR2, 700 MHz GDDR3

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

» 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.

SP9300: Power efficient Core 2 Duo CPU with full 6 MB level 2 cache and all Penryn features (like VT-x). » 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 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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

75.5%: 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.

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

» Toshiba Tecra R10-11H
Core 2 Duo SP9400
» Toshiba Tecra R10-11Y
Core 2 Duo SP9400

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Tecra S10-129
Core 2 Duo T9550, 15.4", 2.8 kg

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Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401
Toshiba Tecra R10-S4401
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-01-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)