Pros

  • Lots of features for the price

Cons

  • Uncomfotable mouse buttons

At A Glance

A plain-jane business portable that's rich in features but suffers from uncomfortable mouse buttons.

Manufacturer’s Description

The affordable Tecra A5-S416 notebook features a 14.0" diagonal wide-screen display designed to provide 25 percent more viewable information, enhancing side-by-side document or open-book viewing for improved productivity. Plus, the Tecra A5-S416 offers Toshiba EasyGuard software utilities for increased mobile security, network connectivity and overall ease of use.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PTA50U-01Q00J
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4300 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 3.51 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 15:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 768
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 40 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type Combo Drive
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number PTA50U-01Q00J
UPC Code 032017358249
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Tecra A5-S416 Notebook
Marketing Information

The affordable Tecra A5-S416 notebook features a 14.0" diagonal wide-screen display designed to provide 25 percent more viewable information, enhancing side-by-side document or open-book viewing for improved productivity. Plus, the Tecra A5-S416 offers Toshiba EasyGuard software utilities for increased mobile security, network connectivity and overall ease of use.

Product Model A5-S416
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Tecra
Product Series A5
Memory
Standard Memory 512 MB
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR333/PC2700
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Tecra A5-S416 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Additional Information

    Built-in Devices:

  • Wireless LAN antenna
  • Microphone
  • Flash Memory Card Slot Supports:

  • Secure Digital Card
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMediaCard
  • xD-Picture Card
  • Multimedia Features:

  • Direct 3D Sound
  • DirectSound
  • Direct Music
  • MIDI (playback) Support
  • Sound Volume Control Dial
  • Toshiba EasyGuard Features:

  • Toshiba Zooming Utility
  • One-touch Resolution Change
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model PRO/Wireless 2200BG
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.5"
    Width 13.5"
    Depth 9.5"
    Weight (Approximate) 99.2 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Pentium M
    Processor Model 730
    Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 533 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model 915GM Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows XP Professional
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type CardBus Type II

    Performance

    Battery
    Battery Life (Office Applications) 3:05   (hh:mm)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 43.32   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 60.71   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 38.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 40.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 871.0
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Rating Good
    World Bench 5 Score 74.0
    ACD Systems ACDSee 759.0
    Ahead Nero 1174.0
    Windows Media Encoder 526.0
    WinZip 485.0
    Adobe Premiere 566.0
    Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 565.0
    Musicmatch Jukebox 657.0
    Roxio VideoWave 494.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0
    Mozilla 478.0
    Adobe Photoshop 407.0
    Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 477.0
    Microsoft Office XP 600.0