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Toshiba debuts the Tecra R940 notebook

The 14-inch laptop features an Ivy Bridge chip, integrated graphics and WiDi connectivity

In addition to launching the Dynabook R542 earlier this week, the Tokyo-headquartered tech manufacturer Toshiba has added another portable computer to its portfolio. Called the Tecra R940, this device is reportedly aimed at business professionals and is now available for purchase with a starting price of $1,199.

Built around an Intel QM77 Express Chipset, the Tecra R940 sports a third generation Dual-Core Intel Core i5-3320M central processing unit clocked at 2.6GHz (the frequency goes up to 3.3GHz with Turbo Boost technology). Furthermore, the chip accommodates the Intel HD 4000 graphics controller with dynamically allocated shared video memory and has a max. TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 35W.

Toshiba’s new laptop presumably comes with an LED-backlit TFT widescreen display that measures 14 inches in diagonal and offers a native resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels (720p, HD). Moreover, users are provided with up to 8GB of internal DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a 320GB rotating hard drive (7200RPM).

According to the maker, the R940 is WiDi ready and packs an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 a/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 radios. The notebook also features two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port (eSATA/USB combo with USB Sleep and Charge), RGB, DisplayPort, a DVD Burner and a built-in 2.0MP web camera for video calls.

Toshiba claims the device runs on up to a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system and weighs 4.19lbs with the integrated 6-cell battery that has an autonomy period of up to 11 hours on a single charge. Other specs of the Tecra R940 supposedly include two built-in speakers, a fingerprint reader for enhanced security, memory card reader and Express Card slots.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-06-15 (Update: 2012-07-18)