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The Toshiba Tecra A11-11H is generally a great laptop. Having owned one for almost a year, it has been consistently reliable and has an impressive array of added tools. The computer itself will serve anybody well that is looking for a laptop for work, studying and leisure purposes; although it may struggle with recent, high tech video games that require a lot of power.
The built-in webcam provides excellent clarity and is particularly useful for such services as Skype and MSN Messenger video chat. It also offers an impressively accurate face recognition tool that can be used as an alternative to the traditional method of inputting passwords to login. Another alternative security feature is the fingerprint scanner, that enables you to scan your fingerprint (all digits of both hands can be registered for use) to login on your computer account or even registered accounts with sites such as YouTube. Unfortunately, the fingerprint scanner isn't very accurate and you can find yourself furiously trying to scan your finger, just to get rejected and having to manually input your password. In this way, it feels almost like a gimmick and doesn't really add any helpful functionality.
Another problem with this laptop (and, from experience, most Toshibas), is the use of wireless networking. Most of the time, the built-in wireless adapter works perfectly fine and can reach staggering download speeds. However, now and again it will suddenly stop working (particularly when torrenting), forcing you to log out then back in to your account (or even restart the laptop).
All in all, this laptop offers great functionality and performs brilliantly, it's just a few small inconsistencies that cause frustration.
True to its heritage, the Tecra A11 laptop series; the 5th of its generation with EasyGuard, offers legendary Toshiba quality and durability.
This Tecra model is built using eco-conscious practices, materials and packaging which earned them the EPEAT gold status. So you can be assured these powerful laptops are not only good for business, but the environment too.
|Product Description:||Toshiba Tecra A11-11H - 15.6" - Core i5 520M - Windows 7 Pro / XP Pro downgrade - 2 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD|
|Operating System:||Windows 7 Pro / XP Pro downgrade - pre-installed: Windows 7|
|Processor:||Intel Core i5 520M / 2.4 GHz ( 2.93 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache|
|Memory:||2 GB DDR3|
|Storage:||250 GB HDD / 5400 rpm|
|Optical Drive:||DVD SuperMulti DL|
|Display:||15.6" LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD|
|Graphics:||Intel HD Graphics|
|Networking:||802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet|
|Battery:||Up to 4.6 hours|
|Security:||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip , fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||37.4 cm x 25.1 cm x 3.8 cm|
|Microsoft Office Preloaded:||Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|