Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC Reviews

toshiba tecra m4 tablet pcThe 6.2 lbs tablet pc laptop features Intel Pentium M 1.73 GHz , 60 GB IDE , 14.1 in TFT active matrix , 1 Lithium ion battery. The Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC is one of the newest Toshiba laptop models.

The Toshiba Tecra M4 tablet pc integrates the innovation of pen-based computing with the power and functionality synonymous with Toshiba Tecra notebook computers. The convertible design of the new Toshiba Tecra M4 laptop allows users to work with a traditional keyboard or rotate and fold the screen down for use as a Tablet PC with digital pen-based input and control. This provides users the convenience to send hand-written emails and make impromptu presentations while sitting, reclining or standing up, enabling new possibilities for productivity and multi-tasking in any location.

“The Toshiba Tecra M4 brings together Tecra notebook technology with the latest advances in Tablet PC functionality, offering business professionals a convertible Tablet PC designed to increase productivity while providing a high level of performance and investment protection,” said Taro Hiyama, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems when the Toshiba Tecra M4 notebook was launch. “For Toshiba, the Tecra M4 represents another innovative offering in our 20-year history of delivering leading-edge mobile computing products for the business user.”

Toshiba Tecra M4 Specifications:

– Processor: Intel® Pentium® M Processor(2) 740 (1.73 GHz, 533MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
– Display: 14.1-inch diagonal TFT active-matrix LCD SXGA+ (1400 x 1050)
– Memory: 512MB (standard) DDR2 SDRAM, 533MHz memory (max 2GB)
– Hard Drive: 60GB (SATA/5400 rpm) HDD(4)
– Graphics Controller: Choice of NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6200 TE 64M or 6600 TE 128M graphics
– System Chipset: Mobile Intel® 915PM Express Chipset
– Optical Drive: Slim SelectBay® DVD SuperMulti Drive DVD+R (Double Layer)
– Wireless: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG (802.11b/g) wireless
– Ports: 3 USB 2.0, RGB, Headphone, Mic-in, 240-pin docking connector, IEEE-1394, S-Video, RJ-45 LAN -port (10/100/1000 Ethernet), RJ-11, Fast Infrared, SD card slot
-Battery: 6-cell Lithium ion battery (4700 mAh) – up to 3 hours
– Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet Edition 2005
– Dimensions: 12.9- x 11.4- x 1.45-inch (f/r)
– Weight: 6.2 lbs.(7)
– Warranty: Standard three-year limited warranty
– Base Price: $1999

There are already some good reviews of this Toshiba laptop, we will take them one by one.

Toshiba Tecra M4 Reviews

The Notebook Reviews features an Toshiba Tecra M4 Notebook Tablet PC review and writes:

“The Toshiba Tecra M4 is a very unique computer, it’s thin, fairly light, pretty powerful, and moderately priced. Tecra M4 basically falls into the category of thin and light desktop replacements. However what sets it apart from the competition is a turnable screen and a stylus. That’s right, the Toshiba Tecra M4 is also a Tablet PC which allows you to input notes and information through the stylus or even through speech with an integrated microphone array…”

The design of this new Toshiba laptop gets this:

This laptop sports a simple sleek look with a black base and silver screen. I find the designe quite elegant. It won’t draw too much attention at first, but when you twist back the screen it will probably turn a few heads.

The conclusions of this laptop review:
“Toshiba Tecra M4 is a great notebook if you want a machine that can do practically anything. It can run all or nearly all of today’s most demanding games, and it can do what other notebooks can’t, act as a tablet. For someone looking for tablet functionality and not wanting to give up the power of a notebook the Toshiba M4 can’t be beat.”

The pros: Good build, Fairly light and thin, High native resolution, Good power and GPU.

Onether review is from an actual user who takes the Toshiba Tecra M4 laptop and makes a 10 page review of this laptop.
Shawn Erdenberg writes:

I got the Toshiba TecraM4 because of its huge screen and haven’t regretted it. Granted, the viewing angle is so-so, but when looked at from straight on it’s absolutely beautiful. I didn’t have any illusions of a small or lightweight unit and got exactly what I expected. I won’t need the high performance of the Sonoma chipset or NVidia video card often, but I will certainly be glad I have it when it is needed.

And now the big question: would I buy it again? Yes, despite all its drawbacks, the massive screen on the Toshiba M4 laptop makes it worthwhile for my needs.

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