GCN Lab Review: Toshiba Tecra A7-S712
- By Greg Crowe
- May 15, 2006
Toshiba Tecra A7-S712
Lots of features for the moneyCons:
Short battery lifePrice:
Toshiba's Tecra A7-S712 comes with decent features at an affordable price, but we weren't floored by this notebook. Its S-Video, FireWire and extra PC Card slot give users a fair set of options. There's also a fingerprint reader and requisite WiFi adapter. But on performance, the system doesn't stand out.
In our benchmark tests, the Tecra scored 7,372, which was slightly below average. But its six-cell battery could muster only two hours and 10 minutes, the shortest battery life in our review.
And maybe that's all you're looking for if you're on a tight budget. The 15.4-inch wide screen is a nice perk and doesn't add a lot to the overall weight. Like other notebooks, it has technology to protect the hard drive in the event of a drop. At $1,399, the Tecra gives you decent bang for your buck.
Toshiba America Information Sys-tems Inc., Irvine, Calif., (800) 477-1616, www.sell.toshiba.com
Greg Crowe is a staff writer covering mobile technology for GCN. Follow him on Twitter: @GCNLabGuys.