The DynaBook Tecra 750 DVD/5.1 was Toshiba’s flagship notebook in 1997. It featured a DVD-ROM drive, a standard MPEG-2 hardware decoder, and a 233 MHz MMX Pentium processor. It came with a large, 13.3-inch XGA-compatible TFT color LCD screen.
- The DynaBook Tecra 750 DVD/5.1 had the following features.
- 1. The low-power DVD-ROM drive had a slim 17 mm profile and supported 2x writing speeds. Not only could it be used as a 16x CD-ROM drive, the drive supported a wide range of media, including CD-R, CD-RW, audio CD, and multisession (Photo CD and CD Extra) formats.
- 2. The Tecra 750 DVD/5.1 achieved its high-speed image rendering with the S3 ViRGE/MX 86C260 3D graphics chip. And with 4 MB of SGRAM video memory, it could fully harness the graphics chip’s performance for 1024 x 768 pixel images with up to 16.77 million colors displayed simultaneously. The notebook was also capable of high-speed 3D image rendering via Microsoft’s Direct3D framework.
- 3. It came with a 5.1 GB hard drive, the largest of any notebook computer, that was on par with desktop computers’ hard-drive capacity.r.
- 4. The Tecra 750 DVD/5.1 was loaded with a newly designed PCI chip set that used low-power highly integrated ASICs, allowing the notebook to operate for 3.5 to 4 hours on the standard battery pack and up to 7 to 8 hours with the optional second battery pack.