Toshiba Tecra M7-S7331 Tablet PC
by Linda A. Epstein
The Toshiba Tecra M7-S7331 Tablet PC
The Tecra M7 offers something for everyone. From the casual user who wants a full functioning Tablet pc to the Power user who wants it all.....
Always on the cutting edge the Toshiba Tecra M7 is the worlds first 14.1 TFT WGA+ Screen with Tablet PC Support. The 14.1 inch screen offer users the ability to watch movies and work on intricate graphics with out eye strain. Also worth noting is the fact that for its size the Tecra M7 is remarkably light weight.
A 14.1 TFT WGA+ Screen , 1.66 GHz Intel® Core™ Solo Processor, built in DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive and an 100 gigabyte hard drive make Toshiba's Tecra M7 Tablet PC an excellent choice for anyone who wants a Tablet PC that can be used as a desktop replacement with multimedia capabilities.
The Tecra M7 is a Convertible style Tablet PC that boots in under 50 seconds with 1 GHz ram installed. We got 3 hours and 5 minutes battery life with the M7 screen turned up all the way, running in always on mode, the wireless on, no standby, no hibernate and the screen and hard drive set to always on. Keep in mind that the Tecra M7 has user adjustable power settings that will allow you get close to 5 hours of battery life under normal conditions
To answer the question that I am asked most often these days... The Answer is yes. The Tecra M7 is Windows Vista™ Premium Ready
I have no doubt that Vista will rock on this Tablet!
I will install Vista on the Tecra M7 next month and post some screen shots and comments at that time
What's in the Box:
Toshiba Tecra M7 Tablet PC
Quick Start Guide
AC adapter & Power cord
Tablet PC Pen
WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum CD
Instruction Manual for Safety and
Toshiba Tecra M7 Series Resource
Microsoft Office Edition 2003 Trial
Toshiba Enhancing Mobility by design Accessory book
The Toshiba Tecra M7 does not have an indoor outdoor display, however as you can see from the photo above it can be used outdoors in indirect light without a problem.
Toshiba Tecra M7 front view
Power Switch - Cross Functional Button - esc display rotate button - windows security button - Toshiba Assist button -Toshiba Presentation button - tablet mode- fingerprint reader - 2 programmable buttons - Touch pad
Toshiba Tecra M7 left side view
Heat vents - security lock slot - 1 USB 2.0
-iLink port- bridge media slot- PC card slot
Toshiba Tecra M7 right side view
Toshiba Tablet Pen - DVD rom/CDRW or DVD SuperMulti drive- 1 usb 2.0 port
Toshiba Tecra M7 Back View
DC Power in
- V.92 Modem port - S-video port
- Network port - 2 USB 2.0 ports - RGB Monitor Port
From the Toshiba web site:
The Premier Tablet PC
The Tecra® M7 is the premier high-performance Tablet PC for mobile users that demand the increased productivity of a Tablet PC, bolstered with the Toshiba's exclusive EasyGuard™ Technology feature set that boldly elevates system performance, reliability, and security. Whether users are at the desktop or beyond, Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology powers the Tecra® M7, allowing users to better experience the greater flexibility of Tablet PC and laptop computing. The turn-style transformation from laptop to Tablet PC with digital ink helps boost the visual experience of the world's first 14.1" WXGA+ [1440x900] display with Tablet to multimedia levels .
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
14.1" Diagonal WXGA+ Display (1440 x 900) with High Brightness and Wide View Angle
1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz SDRAM
100GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial-ATA)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 8MB-128MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory
DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive
Windows Vista™ Premium Ready
With the addition of the Tecra M7 Tablet PC, Toshiba now offers users a Tablet PC that can be a full functioning replacement for a desktop computer
The Display: Toshiba's new 14.1" Diagonal WXGA+ Display (1440 x 900) with High Brightness and Wide View Angle Display give the user the ability to watch and edit movies without eyes strain. While this is not an outdoor viewable screen you can see from the photo above that you can see it well outdoors in indirect light
Battery Life: 3 hours 5 minutes in always on mode, wireless on, no standby, no hibernate and the screen and hard drive on.
Heat: The internal fan does its job very well and sitting on the desk at full power the The Tecra M7 barely put off any heat at all. This is definitely not a machine you could slip under the covers to warm your toes on a winter night!
WiFi: Intel® PRO/Wireless
The Toshiba Tecra M7 Tablet PC outside in full sun
4-USB (2.0) ports
i.LINK IEEE 1394
RJ-45 LAN port
RJ-11 modem port