Toshiba Tecra S3

The Toshiba Tecra S3 courts business buyers with a durable design and ample security, but it falls short on battery life, performance, and price.

Toshiba Tecra S3 series

With a fingerprint reader, a Trusted Platform Module, and a durable design, the Toshiba Tecra S3 is clearly designed to appeal to business users. Its component choices include Intel Pentium M processors at speeds between 1.73GHz and 2.26GHz; up to 2GB of swift 533MHz RAM; and 5,400rpm hard drives with capacities up to 100GB. The Tecra S3 ships with a 15-inch standard-aspect display in XGA or SXGA+ resolution; buyers can also choose between a CD-RW/DVD drive and a multilayer DVD burner. Our $1,519 Tecra S3 review unit had a lower-end configuration, and its performance and battery life couldn't compete with those of other less expensive laptops. Find out more in our Toshiba Tecra S3 review.