Business Notebook Review: Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540

The Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540 Specifications

  • 15.6″ HD+ LED-Backlit Display
  • Intel® Core™ i7-620M processor
  • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory
  • 320GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
  • 1600 x 900 Native Resolution
  • NVIDIA® NVS™ 2100M Graphics
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive
  • Built-in Webcam & Microphone
  • Face Recognition Technology + Fingerprint Reader
  • Genuine Windows XP Professional
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Black Finish
  • Connectivity: 802.11bg/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • Inputs/Outputs: PCI-Expresscard, SPDIF, 3 x USB, 1 x eSATA/USB Combo, Serial, Bridge Media Adapter
  • 3 year limited warranty

Pros:

Powerful processor – As you can see in the above specifications list this Toshiba Tecra business notebook has a super quick Core i7-620M quad-core processor, which if you don’t know will give you enough power to do 3D rendering or HD movie production faster than before.

Powerful memory – Also inside the Tecra A11-S3540 business notebook is 4GB of DDR3 memory at 1066MHz clock rate, with this much memory you’ll be able to multi-task as if you were on your desktop.

Decent storage – With 320GB of avialble storage you’ll have enough room for all your programs and important documents.

Nvidia graphics – If you plan on doing any 3D or HD work using a integrated Intel graphics controller won’t cut it. That is why Toshiba put the Nvidia NVS 2100M graphics card inside it new Tecra business notebook.

Good display – The 15.6″ HD+ LED back-lit display is of good quality and lets you see resolutions higher than 720p. The native resolution on this display is 1600x 900.

Cons:

Average battery life – The Toshiba Tecra A11-S3540 business notebook did just average in battery life tests averaging around 3 hours battery life.

Possible weight issues – This notebook weighs 5.6 pounds and with the battery life being relatively low this isn’t the ideal choice for mobile computing.

Windows XP Professional – It would have been better if Toshiba would have just installed Windows 7 professional which lets you work in either Windows 7 or Windows XP easily.

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