Toshiba Tecra R840 199 Review posted on
14 inch Business Notebook
Among all of the available 14-inch business notebooks, the Toshiba Tecra R840 is one of the sleekest money can buy. It has a slim and smart-looking design, a bright display, and good performance for the price. Just don't expect great sound. While the raw performance numbers of our $1,279 configuration fell below the Dell Latitude E6420 ($1,361) and the Fujitsu S751 ($1,079), road warriors will appreciate the lighter weight, thinner profile, and longer endurance of the R840.
Rating: 4

Specifications

System

Category: Business
Released: Januay 2012
RRP: £1129
Display: 14 inch Anti-glare LCD (LED-lit) (1366x768 px)
Processor: 2.50 GHz Intel Core i5 2520M (2 cores)
Memory: 4 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Professional
Warranty: 3 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 5400 rpm
Capacity: 320 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Memory: Shared
Type: Integrated
3DMark06: 4179

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 1
USB 2.0: 2
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 1
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 24 mm
Width: 341 mm
Depth: 239 mm
Weight: 2.0 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): A/B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 3.0

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 75 W
Battery Capacity: 64 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 7 hours

Reviews

Laptop Mag  
Among all of the available 14-inch business notebooks, the Toshiba Tecra R840 is one of the sleekest money can buy. It has a slim and smart-looking design, a bright display, and good performance for the price. Just don't expect great sound. While the raw performance numbers of our $1,279 configuration fell below the Dell Latitude E6420 ($1,361) and the Fujitsu S751 ($1,079), road warriors will appreciate the lighter weight, thinner profile, and longer endurance of the R840.
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TechRadar  
Managing to cram impressive performance and a mass of excellent business features into a slim and light body, Toshiba has impressed with the Tecra R840. The design is basic and there are some slight usability issues, but if you need a portable business solution on a limited budget, you could do a lot worse.
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Cnet  
The 14-inch Toshiba Tecra R840-11E is a good option if you need a laptop for work purposes. It has a great keyboard, plenty of grunt, and it's small and light enough to comfortably carry around.
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