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Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G

Specifications

Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G
Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G (Tecra X40 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-7200U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
256 GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 332 x 228.9 ( = 0.67 x 13.07 x 9.01 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Weight
1.25 kg ( = 44.09 oz / 2.76 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

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

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G

80% Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: The Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G offers good computing power in a relatively lightweight, travel-friendly format. The Tecra X40-D is a conventional-looking laptop with little in the way of newfangled design features. So, for example, the screen does not rotate but pushes back to a traditional stopping angle of about 157 degrees. The lid is a slate-gray expanse with a barely discernible linear marking and the Toshiba logo discreetly placed in one corner. Open up and there is more gray, and just a couple of slivers of silver. One is around the power button that sits top right of the keyboard and another frames the bottom of the touchpad. The lid has a fair amount of flex, so a protective sleeve is likely to be required when traveling. However, Toshiba says the Tecra X40 meets MIL STD 810G, with its magnesium chassis incorporating a honeycomb design that adds to its physical strength. Toshiba has kept the weight of the Tecra X40-D down to 1.25 kg. The size is reasonable too. The Tecra X40-D measures 332 x 228.9 x 16.9 mm. The screen has a completely matte finish and is a joy to work with for the most part, although horizontal viewing angles, top brightness, and vibrancy could all improve. The laptop has a touchscreen with Full-HD resolution at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. This resolution is categorized at the mid-range model of the Tecra X40 series.

Under the hood, the Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G is powered by an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, an Intel HD Graphics 620 graphic processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Toshiba uses a new hybrid air cooling system in the Tecra X40. This has two inlets to pull air in. When the fan activated, twin vents located at the back edge of the base push out a fair amount of hot air. The backlit keyboard is a pleasure to use because it is bouncy and responsive with large, clearly marked keys. Toshiba's characteristic AccuPoint stick sits between the G, H, and B keys and can be used with a pair of extra buttons under the narrow space bar. There are plenty of security features to keep business users happy, including an IR-based camera for facial recognition via Windows Hello, a fingerprint reader built into the wrist rest, and a smart card slot. There is a good selection of ports and connectors. For a long time, Toshiba even included a legacy VGA connector in its business laptops, but this has now disappeared in favor of thinness. However, the system's twin USB-C ports support a VGA adapter. There are also a full-size HDMI port, USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5 mm headset jack. Both of the USB-C ports can be used to charge the Tecra X40, and the presence of a MicroSD card slot is another welcome feature. Moreover, the Harman Kardon speakers deliver pretty good quality sound.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-08-29 (Update: 2017-08-29)