Toshiba Tecra M8

Toshiba Tecra M8
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Product Name: Toshiba Tecra M8
Official Page: ToshibaDirect
Announced: June 2007
Available: 2007
Markets: Worldwide

Tecra M8-S8011 :

Related Laptops:
– Replaces Toshiba Tecra M6
– Business/Professional version of Toshiba Satellite U300

– 1.3MP Webcamera
– “TruBrite Display”
– 3D accelerometer that protects the hard drive in case of a fall/bump.
– 802.11n Wireless
– Intel Turbo Memory

Manufacturer’s Description:
Optimized for Windows Vistaâ„¢ and powered by proven Intel® Centrino® Duo processor* technology, including Coreâ„¢2 Duo* processors* , Tecra® M8 balances exceptional portability with overall size, enabling users to effortlessly handle demanding tasks and applications. Offering a 20% larger viewing area than most 12.1″ screens, Tecra® M8’s brilliant 13.3″ diagonal widescreen TruBrite® display* delivers the optimal combination of viewing experience and carrying comfort, while retaining a system weight starting at a mere 4.5 pounds* including an integrated DVD SuperMulti optical drive.

To help safeguard your hard drive and assist in protecting your critical data, Tecra® M8 integrates a 3D accelerometer. Standard security features, such as multi-level passwords and an on-board fingerprint reader protect user privacy and prevent unauthorized access. The 1.3 megapixel Webcam facilitates videoconferencing, while on-board connectivity options reliably meet a broad range of user networking requirements. Available Intel® Wireless* Wi-Fi® Link 4965AGN allows users to enjoy up to 5X the performance and up to 2X the range with draft 802.11n* wireless.

Toshiba Tecra M8

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.8GHz 2MB L2)
Chipset: Intel Santa Rosa Mobile Intel GM965 Express
Front-side Bus: 800MHYz
Memory: PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz
Memory Capacity: 2 slots, 1GB – 2GB ?
Other: 1GB Intel Turbo Memory

Display: 13.3-inch TruBrute Display
Resolution: 1280×800 WXGA
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Graphics Memory: 8MB – 251MB

Hard Drive: 120GB, 5400rpm, SATA, 2.5-inch (9.5mm)
Optical: Internal DVD Writer – Dual-layer
Other: 3D accelerometer that parks the HDD if it detects a fall.

Toshiba Tecra M8

Wireless: Intel 4965AGN – 802.11n and 802.11a/g
Modem: 56K V.92
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset:
Speakers: 2x Standard
Audio I/O: Internal microphone, headphone jack (stereo), microphone jack (mono)
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x i.LINK IEEE 1394
PC Card:1x Type II PC Card
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 6-in-1 “Bridge Media Adapter” (See photo below)
Other: 1.3MP Webcam, Toshiba Dynadock

Biometric/Fingerprint: Yes
Other: Multi-Level passwords

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Other Software: Toshiba: ConfigFree, Disc Creator, Security Assist, Protector Suite, QL by UPEK, Toshiba Management console
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, 1 year battery

Options: 6-cell (PA3594U-1BRS) or 9-cell (PA359U-1BRS)
Battery Life:

Width: 12.1 inches
Depth: 8.94 inches
Height: 1.19 – 1.34 inches
Weight: Starting at 4.54 pounds

Articles/Reviews: – Review, August 31, 2007