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