The Toshiba Tecra C40’s 14-inch, 1366 x 768 display screen output signals dim, dull pictures with very little screen property. While typical on low-priced notebooks, 1366 x 768 panel has 29 percent less area for seeing records and multitasking than the 1920 x 1080 screens on lots of challengers. If you get the C40, be sure to practice your two-finger scrolling, and forget about putting 2 full-size windows side by side. By contrast, the $499 Ideapad 300S comes standard with a 1920 x 1080 screen, while both the ThinkPad T460 and the Dell Latitude E5470 have total-High Definition panels as an alternative. Despite the small variety of pixels, I might easily construct out details on this screen, consisting of the bushes and damaged stone in the opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Images were not especially dazzling, as the generally azure skies in the Dawn of Man sequence was left as a suppressed blue. The Tecra C40’s panel is not particularly exact at revealing colours, either, as it notched a Delta accuracy rating of 5.06. That fades in contrast to the thin-and-light class average the ThinkPad T460 and the Latitude E5470.
Do not prepare for an especially intense screen, either, as the Tecra C40 amassed a simply acceptable 205.4 nits of brightness, making it far more suppressed than the Latitude E5470, the EliteBook 745 G3, the Ideapad 300S, and the ThinkPad T460. The Tecra C40’s front-mounted speakers were loud enough to fill a meeting room and adequately certain for spoken word programming, however too hollow for music. As soon as I raised the voice, bass and treble in the preloaded DTS Studio Sound applications, the audio quality improved somewhat. The Tecra C40 has nearly every interface that company users could desire, including VGA video out for companies with old computer system screens and projectors. On its left side, Toshiba’s note pad has an SD card reader, a USB 3.0 user interface, a Kensington lock slot and an optical drive. The VGA, HDMI, Ethernet and 2 more USB 3.0 user interfaces are on the right. With an Intel Core i5-6200U central processing unit; 4GB of RAM; and 500GB, 7,200-rpm disk drive, the Toshiba Tecra C40 is quickly enough for mainstream performance tasks. Over a week of day-to-day company use, the system never ever secured or lagged as I edited Excel spreadsheets, wrote emails and created demonstrations. Toshiba’s notebook scored 5,783 on Geekbench 3, an artificial standard that measures general operation. The Ideapad 300S notched a comparable rating of 5,753. The C40’s 7,200-rpm, 500GB hard drive finished the Note pad Mag File Transfer Test, which requires replicating 4.97 GB of miscellaneous files, in 3 minutes and 7 seconds.
While sufficient for playing videos and using office applications, the Tecra C40’s integrated Intel HD 520 GPU is not quickly adequate for video gaming or major graphics work. The notebook scored 52,972 on the Ice Storm Limitless evaluation, which is on a level with the Ideapad 300S (52,840) but lower than the 55,432 average. The laptop tapped from our battery test (consistent web browsing over Wifi at 100 nits of brightness) after 6 hours and 49 minutes. That is about on a level with the Tecra A40 (6:44) and partially ahead of the Ideapad 300S (6:25), but way behind the group average (7:53) and the Dell Latitude E5470 (7:16). With its prolonged battery, the ThinkPad T460 positions Toshiba and Dell to disgrace, continuing 13 hours and 12 minutes on a charge. However, you can switch out the Tecra C40’s batteries that are, if you want to dish out $100 for a replacement. Over a week of usage, consisting of a short business trip, the Tecra C40 did not feel extremely warm. In spite of revealing a peak temperature level of 100 degrees Fahrenheit along the undercarriage, the chassis felt excellent on my thighs. The touchpad and keys were a cooler 84 and 88 degrees, respectively, which is below our 95-degree relaxation verge.