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Toshiba R840 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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Performance and portability. The Tecra R840 is a high performance, thin and light laptop with a 35.6cm (14 ) display and advanced technologies for the business user. It features the latest... More
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Good Brand

Based on 3,511 expert and user reviews, Toshiba has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Toshiba also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the R840, the Toshiba R840's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toshiba R840 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Toshiba R840 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the R840. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the DELL Latitude E6430 (£573.17) (2.6GHz).

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. At 10 hours, the Toshiba R840 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the R840.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230 (£695.00) (10.3h).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the R840, the Toshiba R840 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toshiba R840 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar type and age to the R840 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Toshiba R840 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R840 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2,500 megahertz, the Toshiba R840 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the R840. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the R840 have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Toshiba R840 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R840 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R840 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Toshiba R840 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toshiba R840 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the R840 have a front camera, however the Toshiba R840 does not have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Toshiba R840 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the R840 is 520GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 440 (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the R840 is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba R840 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toshiba R840 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R840 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

When compared to other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Toshiba R840's megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the smallest. The smallest megapixel count of laptops of a similar type and age to the R840 is 0.3MP and the biggest is 2MP.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toshiba R840 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the R840 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the R840 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toshiba R840 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. The Toshiba R840 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Toshiba R840 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R840

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Toshiba laptop has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba R840 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R840 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Toshiba R840 has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the R840.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Average Weight

The Toshiba R840 has a relatively average weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Hard Drive
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Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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Non-Interlaced External Video Mode
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Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Integrated TV Tuner
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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Infrared Data Port
Resolution of Internal Video Mode
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Expert Reviews

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27 September 2011

Toshiba 's Tecra line of notebooks goes way back to 1996, with the Tecra 500CS and the 500CT. Ever since then the Tecra line has been all about creating the perfect mobile office. That is, a... Read more…

24 August 2011

Toshiba's Tecra range strikes a fine balance between consumer and business laptops. The Tecra R840-11E offers tons of business features and great performance in a light and slim body, but at a... Read more…

13 August 2011

14 inch Business Notebook: Toshiba Tecra R840-11E Toshiba has created a conveniently small and light business laptop with the Tecra R840-11E. The black magnesium case's workmanship is exemplary ....

27 July 2011

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...

20 July 2011

A fantastic business machine that doesn?t sacrifice performance or functionality for portability or battery life...

Expert Reviews

19 July 2011

The 14-inch Toshiba Tecra R840-11E is a good option if you need a laptop for work purposes. It has a great keyboard, plenty of grunt, and it's small and light enough to comfortably carry around...

Despite the high price, this laptop is worth buying if you need a small size and lots of computing power...

27 May 2011

The Tecra R840-12F is a fantastic PC that matches good business features with a high-end processor, Windows 7 Professional and excellent security options. It's let down only by the high price and...

19 May 2011

Tecra. It's Toshiba for "business", and we somewhat like this one...

19 May 2011

The Tecra R840 is the perfect mid-range laptop, which, despite supplying adequate power, doesn't sacrifice on battery life...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers r84011, r84011e, toshiba i52520, toshiba i52520m, toshiba pt42gc04h014
Barcodes 00623506031639

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