Toshiba To Debut Tecra M11 Notebook

Japanese manufacturer Toshiba has announced the arrival of a new business-oriented laptop, the Tecra M11, the latest addition to the range of high end ultraportable models.

The device comes with an i3 or an i5 processor, 2GB RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, integrated Intel HD graphics, built in DVD drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 6-cell battery and a 14-inch LED backlit screen capable of showing 1366x768 pixels.

There are a few additional features as well that confirm its business credentials; it comes with an eSATA port, a finger print reader, plus a mini-display port and is powered by Windows 7 Professional (64-bit).

There's an option to add an Nvidia NVS 2100M graphics (ed : why would they offer a portable Quadro GPU), a Smartcard reader and the Trusted Platform Module.

Carl Pinto, Toshiba product development VP, said in a statement that “The Tecra M11 Series represents our ability to provide the latest mobile technologies, smart features, and comprehensive security in a highly portable and affordable package.”

The M11 series will start at $899 and will be available in the US over the forthcoming weeks. We have yet to receive any confirmation on availability in the UK.

Our Comments

We've got fond memory of the Tecra range and how they came over the years to illustrate the quintessence of high end computing. Unfortunately, over the years, this segment appeared to have shrunk considerably as businesses migrated to cheaper mobile solutions.

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