It’s not exactly a secret that even business professionals need notebook computers to get their work done…but in a world where impressions matter, a system with tribal tattoo art and maybe an anime character or two on the cover isn’t always the best choice. To that end, Toshiba’s Digital Product Division has rolled out the Toshiba Tecra M11: an innocuous looking laptop designed to bring a good blend of power, battery life, and portability to a professional’s working life. And they come with a choice of Intel Core i3 or i5 processors and, at the high end, can step up to Nvidia NVS 2100M graphics for a little extra muscle.
“Mobile professionals cannot sacrifice productivity on the road, needing all the conveniences of the office no matter where they are,” said Toshiba product development VP Carl Pinto, in a statement. “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 Tecra M11 measures less than one and a half inches thick and weighs under five pounds. The systems sport a 14-inch 1,366 by 768-pixel LED-backlit display, 2-3 GB of onboard RAM, a 320 GB hard drive, and a DVD±RW DVD burner. Models are available with the Intel Core i3-330M and and Core i5-430M processor with Intel HD graphics, but at the high end Toshiba is also offering a Core i5-520M processor with Nvidia NVS 2100M graphics. The units feature a combined eSATA/USB port for connecting to external storage for backup, and are available with a variety of security features, like multi-level passwords, a fingerprint reader, a Trusted Platform Module, and SmartCard reader…oh, and a “unique” textured finish that helps avoid fingerprints.
The Tecra M11’s start at $899 and jump up to $1,229 for the high-end versions; all of them ship with Windows 7 Professional pre-installed.