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.
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.
3eWEEK 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.
4eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Toshiba Tecra A8 – Back of Tecra A8
The Tecra A8 has three USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire port.
5eWEEK 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.
6eWEEK 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).