Interestingly, the A8 took exactly the same time as the recently reviewed Toshiba Tecra M6 to calculate pi to 2 million digits of accuracy, using Super Pi. One final note about the screen: But I guess there are only so many things to be done with a Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. Sure, you can always use another keyboard with the A8, but I do find this design decision utterly baffling.

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As I said, the keyboard offered a very pleasant typing experience. Straight on look at screen view large image. Toshiba homepage Toshiba notebook section.

A more battery-friendly user should get considerably more time before having to plug back in. Please, switch off ad blockers. Can you get used to the half-size Tab key, the nearly banished Windows key and the off-center keyboard? And, of course, if a notebook manufacturer is going to offer only one resolution, WXGA is really the only way to go.

Keyboard could be bigger; weak speakers; smallish touch pad; merely average performance and battery life. This weight is representative for typical laptops with a inch display-diagonal.

When looking at computers, and notebooks particularly, my mind immediately, habitually begins processing two distinct bits of information: Star Techcentral Whether you should get this notebook or not depends entirely on what you want to use it for. The A8 strikes me as well made and sturdy. Occasionally I noticed the fan coming on, but it never seemed to run for very long.

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Toshiba Tecra A8 Review

The overall design and build are quite impressive when cost is considered. Sure, you can always use another keyboard with the A8, but I do find this design decision utterly baffling. Toshiba Tecra A8 Review Source: 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.

The M7’s slightly higher battery capacity accounts for slight battery life differences between the two in MobileMark05 tests. What was especially striking was that the entire bottom of the machine stayed cool.

Screen view from above view large image. My unshakeable opinion is that this left-hand panel and its dedicated buttons are not worth the keyboard oddities that seem to have resulted. Right side view of Tecra A8 view large image. Tecrs is not present in the smartphone sector.

Within that range, the screen is crisp and sharp during multitasking and multimedia play.

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. Although there are slight variations in pointing sticks offered by different manufacturers, the stick itself worked like a charm and I used it extensively.

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One of the two ttecra function buttons placed on the panel launches Toshiba Assist, which provides a number of system utilities, while the other button switches the fecra mode for use with a projector or external display.

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Much like the video, the built-in sound performs well enough. All of this for less than RM7, is quite a good deal, in my opinion. Laptop Mag Sometimes looks are not deceiving: The Tecra M7 is more expensive than the A8, but when you consider the additional tedra and display quality of the M7, it may well be worth spending extra dollars on Toshiba’s M7 Tablet PC. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used.

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The power button is also at the top of this panel, though it seems it could have gone just about anywhere. Heat and noise were never a problem. I was using teca A8 continuously during this time, and made no effort to maximize battery life.

The A8 stayed cool and quiet the whole time I had it.