Toshiba Tecra X40-D PT474U Review – A Functional and Portable Ultrabook

Toshiba has produced so many great business laptops during its era. Sadly, the company is just fall behind from its competitors and it’s rarely to see of their premium products talk by many users of now. They actually still making a good laptop right now and for this case we are going to check of their latest business model, the Toshiba Tecra X40-D. The laptop itself is specifically designed to focus on carrying of portability for users who like to move around during the days. The weight is just for 1,25 kg and could be the main consideration for taking it back home.

In term of performance, what we have is not special here. The hardware configuration is included of Intel Core I5 7300U, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. The performance is not so demanding here especially for activity like video rendering. Like I said before, what they are selling here is the portability and not on performance. I guess its worth for us to take look inside and find out how it manages to satisfy our needs. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.

Design and Build

The design is just in right direction here even after as soon as you unbox it for the first time the laptop is very light and durable for a 14 inch system. The entire chassis is created from magnesium alloy material that finished in solid black finishing. The look is so special here moreover after seeing the weight that is only around 1.25 kg and 16.9 inch thickness. Opening the lid, you expect similar design treatment here and should find its keyboard, centralized touchpad, and few other important things. The 14 inch display here is surrounded on quite thick bezel, but do not expect to see something as thick and thin like Dell XPS 13 9360 here.

The build quality is very impressive here especially considering that it has magnesium alloy material here. The metal hinge system allows you to flip it over 45 degree and offering wide viewing angle to all around productivity. As for the connectivity, we have a full USB support with combination of modern and old ports. There are two USB type-C ports alongside with single USB conventional ports at its both right and left sides. Unfortunately, one completely missing here is the LAN port that might bother some users here. They have of Thunderbolt 3 dock available to buy, but it costs you around 200 dollars and means force you to spend more money here.

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Features Usage

Toshiba Tecra X40-D 2 In my usage on using it for around 2 weeks, I am having an enjoyable experience on typing here. The carbon copy keyboard features of short travel keys and spongy keys that might perfect or not for many users. For me, short travel key is perfect for smaller machine and providing a nice way on finishing your work. Unfortunately, the keyboard produces quite noisy sounds and could be heard easily by your friends over. On positive side, the backlit support is overly bright and means typing in darker environment should not be a big problem here. I am sure this feature should cover some of problems on its keyboard.

As for the display, the 14 inch screen panel and 1920 x 1080p resolution used here. There is a higher version with 2560 x 1440 resolution, but keep in mind it costs you higher price tag here and the battery life is slightly trade off as result of higher resolution. The default configuration is more than enough especially when you are not into with multimedia usage. The 1080p display itself manages to produce of 60 percent of SRGB color and 261 nits for brightness. The color accuracy is quite accurate, but the brightness itself is quite low for standard right now.

Last price update: 2018-05-21 18:07:19

Toshiba Tecra X40-DMain Specs
CPU Intel Core I5-7300U Dual Core 2.5 GHz
Graphics Intel HD UHD Graphic Card
Display Size14-inch
OSWindows 10 Pro
Memory8GB DDR4 Memory
Storage256GB PCIe SSD Storage

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Performance and Battery Usage

The choice to put of Intel ULV processor is a good decision here since it provides of plenty power to depend on, but never sacrifice the battery life in return. The Intel Core I5 7300U is a fast dual core processor that features of 2.5 GHz default clock and having fully support for hyper-threading. As the companion for handling the graphic, Intel puts of Intel HD 620 integrated card that will handle of 2D graphics like video streaming and presentation without any issue. For long time, the system uses relatively low usage of power and promising of more battery life to spend for.

For most all of time, the battery life never suffers of any issue as it always last for up to 8 hours in single charge. I have tested the battery by reducing the brightness into 60 percent and start running of intensive task like editing document, streaming videos, and rarely edit my photos. The Tecra should be dependable for 8 hours practical use and even more during the days especially when you just checking of email and browsing. The performance is might not comparable with other high end hardware, but the battery life is not falling behind here.

Last price update: 2018-05-21 18:07:19
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Final Thought

There are lot of similar competitors provides similar specification with lower price here, but keep in mind that not all of them manage to promise of solid consistent performance and portability. The device combines everything they know for these years and the end result is very impressive and promising here. I recommend you take look into it further and see how it works on you as you might have different opinions about it. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration here. I just hope the information is useful for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and mind leaving any comment for further assistance.




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