Toshiba Tecra X40-D Price
Toshiba Tecra X40-D Specification
●CPU Intel – Core i7-7600U
●Operating System – Windows 10 Pro
●RAM – 16GB
●Hard Drive Size – 256GB SSD
●Display Size – 14 inches
●Resolution – 1920 x 1080
●Native Resolution – 1920×1080
●Graphics Card – Intel HD Graphics 620
●Wi-Fi – 802.11ac
●Wi-Fi Model – Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
●Touchpad Size – 3.8 x 2.2 inches
●Ports – (excluding USB) Thunderbolt 3 Ports (excluding USB) Lock Slot Ports (excluding USB) Headphone Ports (excluding USB) HDMI Ports (excluding USB) USB 3.0 USB Ports 3
●Card Slots – microSD
●Size – 0.7 inches thick
●Weight – 2.73 pounds
The Toshiba Tecra X40-D is Elegantly designed, with Speedy performance, Comfy pointing stick, looks black from far away, but up close, you realize that its sleek brushed-metal, magnesium-alloy chassis is a dark onyx blue. The notebook also feels durable, barely flexing when gripped tightly. Measuring 0.7 inches thick and weighing 2.7 pounds, the Tecra X40-D is lighter than the HP EliteBook x360 G2 (0.6 inches, 2.8 pounds) and the Dell Latitude 7280 (0.7 inches, 2.8 pounds) but heavier than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (0.6 inches, 2.5 pounds). Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI-out and a microSD reader sit on the Tecra’s right side, while a USB 3.0 port , security lock slot and headphone jack are on the left.
The Tecra’s array of webcams sits on the top bezel and includes its IR sensor, used for Windows Hello logins. The notebook’s fingerprint sensor is found in the top-left corner of its touchpad, and while it’s small, I dislike this design choice, as touchpad real estate shouldn’t be usurped by other features.
The Tecra X40-D suffers from short battery life, an uncomfortable keyboard and a dim display. It has some good performance and a small dose of style, but those strengths aren’t enough to overcome its massive shortcomings. For a starting price of $1,403 or $1,862 as configured, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more than double the X40-D’s battery life while providing a lighter, more stylish chassis and one of the best keyboards you can get. With alternatives like that, there’s no reason to consider the Toshiba X40-D.
The Toshiba Tecra X40-D with a 1920 x 1080-pixel panel and a 14 inches display screen, and it emits up to 247 nits of brightness, the Tecra X40-D is rather dim. That’s below the 255-nit ultraportable average, the 275-nit ThinkPad X1 and the 289-nit Latitude 7280. The EliteBook x360 (239 nits) is even worse. While the Tecra X40-D’s panel doesn’t bend back, it still offers touch input, for those who believe that all panels should be interactive. This touch screen offers accurate tracking.
KEYBOARD AND TOUCHPAD
The key measures up to 1.4 millimeters of travel, 69 grams of required force for typing. The Tecra X40-D’s clickable touchpad sits below left- and right-click buttons, which barely move down at all, and feel as stiff as its spacebar. However, the 3.8 x 2.2-inch touchpad’s surface tracked my input accurately and offers smooth scrolling. The Tecra X40-D’s pointing stick might be Toshiba’s best yet. It’s soft and cushy, and with the micro-nubs on its top.
Toshiba Tecra X40-D comes with a Harman-Kardon-branded speakers, and Dolby DTS sound utility
The Toshiba Tecra X40-D running on an Intel Core i7-6600U CPU with 16GB of RAM
Provides plenty of speed for effortless multitasking. The Tecra’s 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD duplicated a DVD’s worth of multimedia files in 17 seconds, for a speed of 299.4MBps,
It comes the integrated Intel HD 620 graphics chip enabled the Tecra to achieve a decent score of 77,829 on the Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark. The Tecra’s solid performance doesn’t extend to gaming, though, as it ran the Dirt 3 racer (set to medium graphics at 1920 x 1080) at only 20 frames per second.
The Toshiba Tecra X40-D’s low battery life will leave you searching for a power outlet on a frequent basis. In only 6 hours and 3 minutes, the Laptop Mag Battery Test (web surfing over Wi-Fi) drained the Toshiba laptop of a full charge.
The Toshiba Tecra X40 houses a 0.9-megapixel webcam, which is poor for such a high budget laptop.
The Toshiba Tecra X40-D app gives users a way to check and reduce power consumption, as well as enable an Eco Charge mode, which keeps the battery running in tip-top shape for more years while reducing day-to-day endurance. It includes a few useful Toshiba utilities. The Service Station utility allows users to manage software updates, check system temperature and perform diagnostic tests to check motherboard stability and hard-drive health.