eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8

Toshibas Tecra A8 is a 6.3-pound portable desktop replacement that can be outfitted with Intels Core Duo dual-core processor. With a very attractive price point and a great widescreen display, the Tecra A8 earns eWEEK Labs Analysts Choice award.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8 - Toshiba Tecra A8

Toshibas Tecra A8 has a starting price of $699 (with Intels Celeron M processor). Our test model—which included the Intel Core Duo T2400 dual-core processor, a 100GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM—costs $1,349, a great price for so many features.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8 - Front of Tecra A8

Conveniently located at the front of the Tecra A8 are a headphone jack, microphone jack, wireless antenna on/off switch and a volume control dial.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8 - Back of Tecra A8

The Tecra A8 has three USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire port.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8 - Left side of Tecra A8

On the left side of the Tecra A8 is a PC Card slot and an SD card slot.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8 - Right side of Tecra A8

The right side of the Tecra A8 features a security lock slot. Our test unit also featured a DVD SuperMulti optical drive (+/- R double layer).

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8 - Tecra A8 Keyboard

The Tecra A8 includes both a pointer mouse and a track pad, as well as a biometric reader. One minor annoyance is the placement of some of the keys on the full-sized keyboard.

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