Pros

  • Includes a fingerprint reader

Cons

  • Keyboard feels cramped

At A Glance

This budget business laptop includes dual pointing devices and a decent design, though the keyboard is uncomfortable.

Manufacturer’s Description

Your organization deserves the best. Toshiba designed the Tecra A8-S8314 Notebook with high quality and reliable mobile technologies to move you beyond the desktop, whether at school or at the office. Exclusive EasyGuard Technologies - HDD Protection, Shock Absorbing Design, and advanced encryption and security - better protect critical components and data from everyday hazards for more reliable mobile computing. Toshiba subjected the Tecra A8-S8314 Notebook to extreme quality testing during the design process to ensure superior quality in every aspect and component. Additional quality components include display hinges designed to withstand years of usage, and a reinforced protective display cover for better system durability.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PTA83U-02S021
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.12 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 100 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Toshiba
Manufacturer Part Number PTA83U-02S021
UPC Code 032017623279
Brand Name Toshiba
Product Name Tecra A8-S8314 Notebook
Marketing Information

Your organization deserves the best. Toshiba designed the Tecra A8-S8314 Notebook with high quality and reliable mobile technologies to move you beyond the desktop, whether at school or at the office. Exclusive EasyGuard Technologies - HDD Protection, Shock Absorbing Design, and advanced encryption and security - better protect critical components and data from everyday hazards for more reliable mobile computing. Toshiba subjected the Tecra A8-S8314 Notebook to extreme quality testing during the design process to ensure superior quality in every aspect and component. Additional quality components include display hinges designed to withstand years of usage, and a reinforced protective display cover for better system durability.

Product Model A8-S8314
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.toshiba.com
Product Line Tecra
Product Series A8
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 1 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Tecra A8-S8314 Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Additional Information

    Notebook Height (without feet):

  • 1.17" - 1.45"
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Width 14.5"
    Depth 10.6"
    Color Titanium Silver
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core Duo
    Processor Model T2400
    Processor Speed 1.83 GHz
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 667 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model 945GM Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows XP Professional
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad, AccuPoint II
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type SDIO, PC Card Type II

    Performance

    Battery
    Battery Life (Office Applications) 3:57   (hh:mm)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 10.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 5.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 506.0
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Rating Good
    World Bench 5 Score 91.0
    ACD Systems ACDSee 666.0
    Ahead Nero 782.0
    Windows Media Encoder 329.0
    WinZip 416.0
    Adobe Premiere 455.0
    Musicmatch Jukebox 547.0
    Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 616.0
    Roxio VideoWave 288.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0
    Mozilla 420.0
    Adobe Photoshop 355.0
    Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 366.0
    Microsoft Office XP 569.0