Toshiba Tecra R840-12F
SpecificationsNotebook: Toshiba Tecra R840-12F (Tecra R840 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra R840-12F
Source: It Pro
Apart from the slightly larger screen, there’s very little to differentiate the Tecra R840 from the 13in competition. Thankfully, it excels in many other areas, including performance, battery life and connectivity. If you don’t mind carrying a little extra weight, it’s the ideal business laptop for the frequent traveller that can’t do without essentials such as an optical drive and desktop-level performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: Computer Active
Toshiba's laptops tend to be designed for business users, but they are still suitable for home users. The Tecra R840 is at the top end of the company's business range. Several versions of the Toshiba Tecra R840 are available, but the R840-12F one we looked at is good value for people who want a serious computer that's powerful but portable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Overall, we think the Toshiba is an incredible piece of equipment. It seems to have been built with care and has been designed with business customers in mind. Its power means it can be used as a desktop replacement (there's a docking station, should you require one) but it remains portable enough to carry around on trips. Really, we can't think of anything significant (except the price) that would put a potential buyer off. But of course, in these economic times the price is a huge part of any buying decision.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: c't - 18/11
battery runtime very good, performance good, display satisfying, noise emission satisfying
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2011
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
positive: performance, battery runtime; negative: price
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/02/2011
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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