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Toshiba unveils the Tecra R950 business notebook

Toshiba unveils the Tecra R950 business notebook
Toshiba unveils the Tecra R950 business notebook
The new portable PC can be configured with up to a Dual-Core Ivy Bridge CPU, a 512GB solid-state drive and discrete Radeon graphics

The Japanese tech company, Toshiba has announced in a press release the introduction of its latest Tecra laptop, called R950. Apparently, the bigger brother of the 14-inch Tecra R940 model (that Notebookcheck reported on last month) is also built using “a unique fiberglass reinforced casing with a Honeycomb Rib structure” and aimed at business users on-the-move.

Furthermore, the portable computer is available in two variants: customizable ($599.99 and up) or prebuilt (price starts at $881.99), and can be ordered now from Toshiba’s online store.

The new Tecra R950 is powered by a choice of third generation Ivy Bridge chips and can be outfitted with up to an Intel Core i7-3520M CPU. This processor operates at a base frequency of 2.9GHz (goes up to 3.6GHz via Turbo Boost 2.0) and is currently the fastest, mobile Dual-Core chip based on a 22nm manufacturing technology (ranked 41 in our CPU Benchmark List). Furthermore, the notebook sports a 15.6-inch LED-backlit widescreen display with a native resolution of 1600-by-900 pixels (HD+), an integrated Intel HD 4000 video controller and a DVD SuperMulti optical drive.

According to the maker, this laptop can be equipped with a discrete AMD Radeon HD 7570M (1GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM) for running graphics-intensive application, up to 16GB of on-board DDR3 memory and up to a 512GB SSD.  

Weighing “less than 5.3lbs”, the R950 reportedly comes stacked with two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA/USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 connectivity, RGB, an integrated 2.0MP web camera for video conferencing, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11 a/g/n + WiDi (Wireless Display) and Bluetooth 3.0 +EDR radios.

Available in Graphite Black Metallic, Toshiba’s latest business laptop runs on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system and features a 6-cell battery that supposedly has autonomy of up to 5.75 hours after a single charge.

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Author: Ivan Zhekov, 2012-07-14 (Update: 2012-07-14)