The Toshiba Tecra A40 has the performance to plow through a day of office work, along with a DVD burner and VGA port for compatibility with legacy technologies. This is rare in most modern laptops as they have almost all gotten rid of the VGA, but for some people, me included, we would still like to see this connection still on the laptops. Ok not on all laptop but at least there should be some more models that have it.
The Toshiba Tecra A40 weighs in at 4 lbs, which the extra weight is understandable when the system includes features that the other notebooks lack, particularly its optical DVD drive.
The left edge includes an SD card for expanding the system’s internal storage, a USB 3.0 port for connecting accessories, and a DVD drive, which will come in handy for installing and running legacy software.
I would say that the Tecra A40 is a business laptop, but this does not mean it can’t be used at home. the Tecra A40 does feels sturdy, but still does not compare to other business laptop such as the Lenovo ThinkPad‘s and the Dell Latitude’s which beat it in almost very way.
But the Tecra A40 offers good enough security options to please corporate IT managers, including a built-in fingerprint reader and hardware encryption.
6th generation Intel® Core™ i5-6200U 2.3GHz
Turbo boost up to 2.8GHz
3rd level cache : 3 MB
4GB DDR3L RAM 1,600 MHz
Maximum expandability: 16GB
Configuration 1 x 4GB
2 memory slots
500GB HDD 7200rpm
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
DTS® Studio Sound™
McAfee LiveSafe™ – Protects ALL your devices (complimentary 30 day subscription)
Microsoft® Office – 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers
TOSHIBA Eco Utility™
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
35.6cm (14.0″) Toshiba TFT non-reflective
16 : 9 aspect ratio
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Intel® HD Graphics 520
supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
speakers : built-in stereo speakers, enhanced by DTS® Studio Sound™
87 Keys Black tile keyboard
Multi-gesture Touchpad with auto-palm rejection
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Technology : Intel® WiDi and wireless display ready
Manufacturer : Intel®
Wireless Technology : Bluetooth® 4.0 + LE
Version : 4.0 + LE
Compliancy : Wi-Fi™
Network Support : 802.11ac + a/b/g/n
Manufacturer : Intel®
Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN
Version : Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
Battery: Replaceable lithium-ion, 4 cell
Up to 8h00min (Mobile Mark™ 2014)
input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for worldwide usage
output voltage : 19 V
output current : 2.37 A
Width 340.1 mm
Depth 244.1 mm
Height 23.8 mm
Weight: starting at 1.75 kg
1 × Convenient and easy to use docking device that lets users attach a notebook to standard office peripherals and accessories for enhanced desktop ergonomics and increased end-user productivity.
1 × external Headphone (stereo) / Microphone combo socket
1 × HDMI-out supporting 1080p signal format
1 × RGB
1 × RJ-45
1 × SD™ card slot (SD™, SDHC™, SDXC™ supporting UHS-I, MMC)
3 × USB 3.0 (one supporting USB Sleep-and-Charge with Auto mode detection)
1 × integrated 2.0MP FHD Web Camera (1,920 x 1.080) with built-in dual microphone
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
For all the Tecra A40’s high points, which are not that many, the system’s short battery life, a low screen resolution and an uncomfortable keyboard hold it back further. But it would be a good laptop as basic usage laptop or as a spare business laptop.