Skip to main content

Test Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC

I had the luck to be able to test a Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC for a few days. You can find summaries of features on the Toshiba and other sites, so I'll just concentrate on the two things I was concentrating on: Screen and mechanical stability of the swivel hinge.

I found the Tecra M4 to be a fast, feature complete machine. However, to use as a tablet, the 14.1-inch screen is just a little bit too big. The screen has a glare problem, especially when used on batteries. I can't imagine the tablet can be used outdoors (in sunlight). Even inside, under a direct light source, the screen mirrors the surrounding in a disturbing way.

The swivel hinge to rotate the screen from notebook to tablet mode made a solid impression to me.

To summarize: I won't buy a Tecra M4 anytime soon due to the screen issue described above.
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Sony is evil

I just so agree with Todd:

Bad Company of the Year Award!:The company that I am putting at the top of my list is a 4 letter word so foul, that it has been banned from my home. I have asked my wife who is Japanese to refrain from buying any of their products for the next 5 years. The Bad company of the year is no other than SONY…
Sony is just a big no-buy company. My girlfriend knows why Sony is evil and we both will rather buy a more expensive or less appealing product from a competitor. "Sony is evil" has only 726 hits on Google, but this will increase.

Edit: More about the damage Sony does:
Artists revolt against DRM
Portable stereo's creator got his due, eventually

Switzerland - the country with the most craft breweries per capita

Just stumbled upon this stat:


Interesting is looking at the number of capita per craft brewery - we see Switzerland has one craft brewery per 20'000 people:

CountryCraft BreweriesCapitaCapita per BreweryUSA4,000322,216,00080,554Canada48335,851,77474,227UK72364,800,00089,627Germany30781,197,500264,487France65467,107,000102,610Switzerland3968,279,70020,908Russia561146,433,580261,022Italy60060,725,000101,208Japan200126,890,000634,450Brazil217205,180,000945,530
(Source of population  data:

Eye-catching accident prevention poster

The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention bfu has an eye-catching poster. It says: "To prevent accidents becoming horror (stories): Wear a bycicle helmet." Link to .pdf (144k)