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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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Toshiba Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Toshiba medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Toshiba is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,300 megahertz, the Toshiba R840 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of laptops that are a comparable age to the R840 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the R840 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The Toshiba R840 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Toshiba R840 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R840. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R840 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the R840 is 31h. At 10 hours, the Toshiba R840 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R840.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Toshiba R840 has a full-size keyboard.

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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 cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the R840 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Toshiba R840 which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Toshiba R840 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toshiba R840 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the R840.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Toshiba R840 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R840 range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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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 cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the R840 the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the R840, the Toshiba R840 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. The Toshiba R840 has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the R840.

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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 cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the R840 the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba R840

Released Over Four Years Ago

Toshiba released the R840 over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Toshiba R840 has a better processor family than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba R840 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Toshiba R840 has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the R840.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Toshiba R840 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 320 gigabytes, the Toshiba R840 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the R840.

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Specification

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Processor Boost Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
External Video Modes Refresh Rate (max)
External Video Modes Non-Interlaced Resolution With Max. Refresh Rate
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
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DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
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CD-RW Write Speed
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CD-R Write Speed
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CD Rewrite Speed
CD Write Speed
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Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
4G WiMAX
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Topology
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
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Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
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Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
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Energy Star Certified
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Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Internal Video Mode, Resolution
Wireless Technology
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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...

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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 r84010, r84011, r84010z, r84011e

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