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Toshiba Tecra A10-16E

An efficient business machine, but too bulky for the daily commute

The Toshiba Tecra A10-16E (£574 inc. VAT) targets corporate users, offering great build quality and comfortable controls that make it an ideal machine for everyday business use.

Unlike many consumer laptops, the Toshiba features a standard 15.4-inch TFT screen. The matt finish is a lot better when used out and about, as it doesn't highlight reflections or fingerprints, and it's also fine when used near a window or directly under a light.

It doesn't offer colours quite so vibrant as its rivals, but it's still one of the brightest panels here, making it an excellent choice for home and office work.

Toshiba has fitted an integrated Intel graphics card in order to keep costs down and to increase battery life. As such, you'll be able to run this machine for an impressive 318 minutes away from a power point, although multimedia performance is compromised as a result.

You'll still be able to perform basic photo and video editing, but nothing too graphically intensive.

Read more: Toshiba Tecra A10-16E review

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