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Any experiences of Toshiba Tecra?

  Diodorus Siculus 18:25 20 Jun 2008
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The specific machine I'm looking at is at TechnoWorld for about £60 +VAT cheaper than PCWB.

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I've had a lot of Toshiba's through my hands but none were Tecras. They seem to be aimed at the business end of the market.

Any thoughts on this one?

Further, anyone got any experience of removing all the software off a Toshiba and doing a clean install of XP / Vista?


Cheers, Dio


Specification as follows:

Model Name:
Tecra A9-11M PTS52E-06300YEN

Processor & Chipset:
Type : Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7700
clock speed : 2.4 GHz
front side bus : 800 MHz
Chipset : Intel® GM965 Express chipset

RAM:
standard : 2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB
maximum expandability : 4,096 MB
technology : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)

Cache Memory:
2nd level cache : 4 MB

Hard Disk Drive:
capacity : 160 GB
certification : S.M.A.R.T.

Optical Drive:
DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive
Optical Drive Speed:
Read: 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM
Write: 24x CD-R, 4x CD-RW, 10x HS CD-RW, 16x US CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-R (Double Layer), 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+R (Double Layer), 8x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM

Display:
size : 15.4 "
type : WSXGA+ TFT display
internal resolution : 1,680 x 1,050

Graphics:
manufacturer : Intel®
type : Intel® GMA X3100
memory : up to 358 MB total available graphics memory with 2 GB system memory
memory type : shared

Interfaces:
1 x DC-in
1 x external monitor
1 x expansion bus connector
1 x RJ-11
1 x serial port
1 x RJ-45
1 x external microphone
1 x headphone (stereo)
3 x USB 2.0
1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD™ Cards, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™, MultiMedia Card™, xD-Picture Card™)

Networking:
Wireless communication
Wireless Technology : Bluetooth™
Compliancy : Wi-Fi™
Network Support : 802.11a/b/g
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g)

Wired communication
topology : international V.92 modem
speed : 56 Kbps data and 14.4 Kbps fax
topology : Gigabit Ethernet LAN
speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T

Audio:
supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
supported sound standards : MIDI support
speakers : built-in stereo speakers

Battery:
technology : lithium-ion
maximum life : up to 4:20 (Mobile Mark™) Hours

Dimensions(WxDxH):
366 x 268 x 30.0 (front) / 38.9 (rear) mm

Weight
starting at 2.88 kg

Operating System:
Genuine Windows XP® Professional

  Diodorus Siculus 18:54 20 Jun 2008

Ignore this - after some searching online, I don't think this is the one for me!

Cheers, Dio

  Diodorus Siculus 20:05 23 Jun 2008

Thanks day2strike; I stuck with Novatech in the end.

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