Toshiba Tecra R840-12F


Toshiba Tecra R840-12FNotebook: 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
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Toshiba Tecra R840-12F

83% Toshiba Tecra R840 review
Source: It Pro English
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%
80% Toshiba Tecra R840-12F laptop computer
Source: Computer Active English
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%
80% Toshiba Tecra R840 review
Source: English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Source: c't - 18/11 German
battery runtime very good, performance good, display satisfying, noise emission satisfying
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2011
Test: Toshiba Tecra R840
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

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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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)